September 23rd, 2010
01:33 PM ET

Thursday's intriguing people


The record-breaking rap artist recently traveled with Forbes magazine to a summit with Warren Buffet, the No. 2 man on Forbes’ list of billionaires. The goal, according to the magazine, was to capture their very different perspectives on success and wealth and to talk about the social obligations that come with each.

Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is listed as one of the magazine’s “billionaires in the making.” He grew up in the projects of Brooklyn, New York, and holds the record for having the most No. 1 albums sold by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 chart. He is an entrepreneur and is part owner of the New Jersey nets.

In 2002, Jay-Z and his mother founded the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund to help teens pay for college.

“I'm getting that sort of feeling when it's real, you know,” he said. “I'm not just sitting home, writing a check to make myself feel good. It's something I really want to do, and I'm into it and excited about it.”

Forbes: Jay-Z, Buffett and Forbes on success and giving back

Forbes: Billionaires in the making

Teresa Lewis

The convicted killer is set to die by lethal injection at 9 p.m. in Jarratt, Virginia, for two murder-for-hire slayings.

 Lewis, 41, pleaded guilty to her role in the 2002 slayings of her husband and stepson in their rural home near Danville, Virginia. Two male co-conspirators – the triggermen – were given life in prison without parole.

 Lewis and her lawyers asked Gov. Bob McDonnell to spare her life, arguing she has an IQ that is borderline mentally retarded and that she was manipulated to commit the crimes by a dominant male co-defendant.

 McDonnell turned down Lewis' clemency petition Friday. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review her appeal or stay the execution.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Teresa Lewis awaits execution tonight

soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. liz

    Don't spare her life , she killed two person, it is only right to take her life to pay. No clememcy for this killer.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • MsB

      She was the cause of the death of her husband and stepson - but 2 men actually did the killing. They only got life!

      September 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fosta

    so proud of what Jay has been able to do and how he represents and articulates the hip hop pov in an intelligent way

    September 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • AnnBChrist

      Wow, Jay-Z. I mean Wow!

      September 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • aceman

      Hey I got a feel good moment for ya! Give me only 1 million dollars and see the smile on my families face. I know it will make you feel good. What ya say???

      September 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • T,

      Who calls him Jay?

      September 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ap

    maybe Jay could write us a check for orphans in UG Africa? send us books ect..

    September 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Paully P

    Crack Game = Rap Game = Big Business. Quite a natural progression if you think about it...

    September 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. thhhhhhhhhh

    Shouldn't have plead guilty, would have had a shot otherwise

    September 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Husain Chung

    Dear Jay Z, were a team of entrepreneur helpers (accountant,strategic planner, rehab psychologist, marketing man, and others). There are 14 million unemployed Americans - there are many talents and experiences among them. We believe many have some workable ideas for a small business and need some business consullting and a small initial start-up funding, $3000 to $5,000 and follow-up. Some can be teamed up together. Would you like to be a venture capitalist to help us with our Year of the American Entrepreneur. Many started small and became huge successes, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, FaceBook and yourself, Big Jay. Any amount is welcome, $10K, 20K, 50K. We will keep you updated.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 23, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • steven michael

      why is everyone saying jay-z is illuminati? no black man from the projects would sell out like that...and whats with these conspiracists and them thinking music artists are illuminati? those people would be the ones making decisions about the world, not making music for us to listen to.

      September 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachelle

      Jay-z , beyonce , lady gaga and rihanna , to name but a few , are blatantly making illuminati hand signs and symbols within their videos, whether the yrealise it or not, I cannot attest to that , but they are definitely doing it. Jay-z got everyone at his concert to make the pyramid with an eye symbol with their hands. Notice how Lady Gaga covers one eye, look at Rihanna's album cover, the one eye. Beyonce talks about Sacha Fierce (demon possession). Look up on youtube you will find a lot of great videos of illuminati hand signs.

      September 26, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. Doug

    illuminati rhymes with hot tottie, I'm sure that all there is to it.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. eliza

    i wish an "angel" will fund my new invention that Davison Inventor is making the photo-type for me. Any angels out there?

    September 24, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |