How Jay Z Helped OG Juan Have A 50th Birthday To Remember

Recently, Juan “OG” Perez celebrated his 50th birthday in style thanks to his good friend. OG Juan is the best known as the president of the well known, Roc Nation Sports. Throughout the years he has made all sorts of friends with various celebrities. One of them being Jay Z. This famous rapper was not only in attendance for OG Juan’s birthday festivities, but was the mastermind behind the planning.

Extravagant Birthday Celebrations

It’s estimated that Jay Z spent a whopping $113,000 on his pal’s birthday. This included nightclubs, restaurants and a lot of bubbly. While there were a few other people in attendance, the real stars were OG Juan and Jay Z. It’s not surprising that Jay Z spent so much money as him and the birthday boy have a friendship that’s lasted for years.

A Friendship That Spans Over 20 Years

Jay Z and OG Juan have been friends since 1996. There were first introduced by a mutual friend. Jay Z has even referenced OG Juan in some of his songs. The pair own a sport lounge and nightclub, 40/40, that is located in New York and is very popular. They also created Roc Nation Sports together. Both OG Juan and Jay Z have worked hard to stay true to the mission statement of Roc Nation Sports; to always be supportive and act as advocates for athletes and musical artists. Since both OG Juan and Jay Z both bring in their own respective talents, they’ve been able to encourage others and show what true friends are all about. The two of them seem to be unstoppable and are able to use their platforms and talents to support athletes just as the Roc Nation brand has done in the past for musical artists.

Vinod Gupta Is A Business God

Vinod Gupta is an all-American business guru who is famous for the foundation of InfoUSA, its growth over 40-odd years, and then its sale for slightly less than one-half billion dollars – yes, $500 million!

 

Mr. Gupta is now the Managing General Partner of the Everest Group – a firm that manages investments in the form of buying both private and public shares in large to mid-size companies and even buying out their smaller counterparts in full. The companies that Gupta’s Everest Group specializes in are those that deal with information technology, more specifically digital databases of all sorts of information.

 

IdeaMensch was somehow able to capture the attention of Vinod Gupta, who agreed to sit down for an interview regarding his business prowess and what all happened throughout his lengthy career.

 

InfoUSA came out of this experience

 

When Mr. Gupta came to the United States of America, he went to college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for two degrees – one bachelor’s in engineering, then a master’s in business administration – after which he began working for the Commodore Corporation, a major player in mobile homes across the nation in the 1970s. See Related Link for more information.

 

Commodore Corporation asked then former marketing research analyst in Vinod Gupta to – somehow, someway – find all of the mobile home sellers across the United States of America and compile a list of their information, like name, address, phone number, and other basic information.

 

Gupta decided to take the list for himself, which included roughly ten thousand mobile home resellers, and then sell it to those mobile home dealers that he researched. Gupta’s idea worked quite well and formed the basis of InfoUSA.

 

Believe it or not, he got a loan for just $100 and used it to send out tons of mail using postage stamps – that mail went to mobile home dealers that netted him tens of thousands of dollars in return. Learn more about Vinod Gupta on Vinod Gupta: Indian-born American Businessman, Investor, and Philanthropist.