10 People You Need to Catch at the 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference

Our annual Entrepreneurs Conference is less than two weeks away; see which power players will be in attendance

    Chris Lighty (@clighty)

    The influential talent manager is founder and CEO of Violator Management and Records—the powerhouse behind hip-hop superstars, including LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and, most notably, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. He’s responsible for turning 50 Cent’s career into a multi-million dollar empire growing his brand to encompass G-Unit Records, G-Unit Clothing, Power by Fifty cologne and his unprecedented $100 million Vitamin Water deal. In 2007, Lighty branched out to establish Brand Asset Group (BAG) where he provides strategic entertainment-based solutions at Fortune 500 companies. Lighty joins a conglomerate of other entertainment professionals at “Access Granted.”

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