Antonio "LA" Reid
Idolised James Brown growing up. Founded the record label LaFace with former bandmate Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds in 1989. In 1999, took a six-week executive-training class at Harvard Business School to prepare himself to run Arista Records. Has also headed the Island Def Jam Music Group and Epic Records. Launched the Le Metier de Beaute cosmetics line in 2008.