Black Enterprise America's Most Powerful Players Under 40


Black Enterprise magazine today announced "The Hot List: America's Most Powerful Players Under 40" as featured in December's cover feature. The 2005 Hot List roster includes extraordinary professionals, entrepreneurs and moguls whose influence, talent and business prowess have produced billions of dollars in revenues.  Members of this year's list range from BE100s CEOs and financiers to innovative scientists, politicians, entertainment moguls and hip-hop entrepreneurs.

The December issue of Black Enterprise, including full profiles of the 2005 Hot List, is available on newsstands November 22.

BE's 2005 Hot List includes:

Shawn D. Baldwin, 39, CEO, Capital Management Group Securities
Tyra Banks, 32, Supermodel, Producer, Bankable Productions
Halle Berry, 39, Actress, Producer, Spokeswoman
D. Steve Boland, 37, President & Managing Director, Landsafe Inc., Countrywide Financial Corp.
Cory Booker, 36, Mayoral Candidate, Newark, NJ
Nicole E. Brown, 28, Project Engineer, Malcolm Pirnie Inc.
Nick Cannon, 25, Actor & Producer
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, 36, President & CEO, Def Jam Recordings
Susan Chapman, 37, Global Head of Operations, Citigroup Realty Services
Toure Claiborne, 33, Director of Specialty Marketing, Sears
Sean "Diddy" Combs, 36, Chairman & CEO, Bad Boy Entertainment
Lisa Ellis, 35, General Manager, Acting President, Sony Urban Music
Damon Evans, 36, Director of Athletics, University of Georgia
Kenneth H. Fearn, Jr., 39, Founder & Managing Partner, Integrated Capital, L.L.C.
Harold Ford, Jr., 35, U.S. Representative (D-Tenn.), Candidate for U.S. Senate
Njema Frazier, 35, Physicist, National Nuclear Security Administration
Antoine Fuqua, 39, Film Director, Producer, Fuqua Films
Richard C. Gay, 37, Senior VP, Strategy & Business Operations, VH1 and CMT (Country Music TV)
Ralph V. Gilles, 35, Product Design Director, Truck Studio, DaimlerChrysler Corp.
Gregg A. Gonsalves, 37, Partner & Managing Director, Industrial & Natural Resources Group, Goldman Sachs
F. Gary Gray, 36, Film Director, Producer
Jason Hall, 34, Senior VP/Interactive Entertainment, Warner Bros.
Corey Harwell, 27, Neuroscience Ph.D. Student, MIT
Mellody Hobson, 36, President, Ariel Capital Management, L.L.C.
Dr. Kevin Holcomb, 38, Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
Phil Ivey, 29, Professional Poker Player
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, 30, Rapper, Entrepreneur, G-Unit
Dr. David C. Johnson, 36, Orthopedic Surgeon, Mt. Vernon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Paul Judge, Ph.D., 27, Chief Technology Officer, CipherTrust
Charles King, 38, Vice President, Agent, William Morris Agency L.L.C.
Beyonce Knowles, 24, Singer, Actress
Dale LeFebvre, 34, CEO, CEO & Chairman, Pharos Capital Group; Converge Global Trading
Derek R. Lewis, 38, Vice President of Retail Sales, Great West Business Unit, The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc.
Kevin Liles, 37, Executive VP, Warner Music Group
Elliott J. Lyons, 39, Director, Severe Service Truck Product Center & Global Defense & Export, International Truck & Engine Corp.
Suzanne Malveaux, 39, White House Correspondent, CNN
Sam Martin, 37, Vice President, HBO Films
James Mason & Wendell McCain, 36 & 35, Managing Partners, Parish Capital
Anna-Maria McGowan, 36, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
Aaron McGruder, 31, Comic Strip Creator, The Boondocks
Andrea Nelson Meigs, 37, Motion Picture Talent Agent, Creative Artists Agency
Scott Mills, 37, Executive Vice President & CFO, Black Entertainment Television
Jada Miranda, 28, Vice President, Comedy Programming, HBO Entertainment
Vanessa Morrison Murchison, 36, Senior Vice President, Production, 20th Century Fox
Bernard Muir, 36, Director of Athletics, Georgetown University
David L. Nichols, 36, Executive Partner; Practice Lead, Global SOA, Accenture
Soledad O'Brien, 39, Anchor/Reporter, American Morning, CNN
Tyler Perry, 36, Playwright, Actor, Producer
Adrian D. Parker, 26, Advertising Manager, Foot Locker Inc. USA
Brian Parker, 30, VP, Emerging Markets & New Business Development, Choice Hotels International
Donald M. Remy, 38, Senior VP & Deputy General Counsel, Fannie Mae
H. Philip Salmon, 39, VP, Corporate Treasurer, MetLife
Jeffrey Scott, 35, Managing Director, Black Enterprise/Greenwich Street Corporate Partners
J. Marshall Shepherd, 36, Meteorologist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
John Singleton, 38, Executive Producer & Filmmaker
Stephen A. Smith, 38, NBA Analyst, ESPN
Will Smith, 37, Producer, Actor, Overbrook Entertainment
Stephen Stoute, 36, Founder & CEO, Translation Consulting and Brand Imaging
Raven-Symone, 20, Actor, Singer, Producer
James L. Tanner, Jr., 36, Lawyer, Agent, Williams & Connolly L.L.P.
Kanye West, 28, Producer, Hip-Hop Artist, Roc-A-Fella Records
Pamela M. Wheeler, 38, Director of Operations, Women's National Basketball Players Association
Pharrell Williams, 32, Producer, Star Trak Entertainment
Eldrick "Tiger" Woods, 30, Professional Golf Player
Russell T. Wright, Jr., 38, Chairman & CEO, Dimensions International Inc.
Wyclef, 33, Hip-Hop Artist, Producer
William Young, Jr., 36, Military Strategist, U.S. Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies.


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