Rick Ross is already building his son for success and imbibing in him the spirit of entrepreneurship. The rapper-turned-businessman is teaching his 16-year-old son how to fish after gifting him his first business.
His son, William L. Roberts III, recently celebrated his 16th birthday and the boss rapper handed him one of his Wingstop franchises as a birthday gift. He took to his Instagram handle to make the announcement and asked his millions of followers to support his son.
“Everyone wish my son @mmgbigbank HAPPY 16th BIRTHDAY!!!” he captioned the post. “Today, he became the owner of his 1st @wingstop franchise. [You’re] now officially a BOSS!!! Keep Going,” he posted.
Rick Ross recently became a franchise owner of more than 25 Wingstop locations and also launched Thighstop in response to the pandemic-related chicken shortage in America.
The Maybach Music CEO, as of 2019, had opened 28 Wingstop restaurants. For him, the business moves are not only economic but also to let people eat healthily. This lifestyle of the rapper was influenced by his own health crisis. In 2011, he had two seizures in one day, and in 2018, he was found unresponsive in his Florida home.
“I was suffering from seizures a few years back that’s why I really had to take control of my health, my weight, and my diet,” he said in an interview. “I still enjoy Wingstop so I had to be a leader and lead by example,” he admits. “I had a big seven-figure offer to help take a tobacco company to another level, but I don’t smoke cigarettes and I didn’t want to be a part of that so I had to turn that down.”
The rapper’s ambition is not only to fill the chick shortage gap but to influence his followers to fall in love with the juiciest part of the chick: the thigh.
“We back outside, and it’s time to take it to the next level,” Ross told yahoo sports in an interview. “We know how Wingstop perfected wings. Now, just imagine that juiciest part of the meat, and we boss it up, baby.”
In March, Face2Face Africa reported the Port of Miami rapper rented out his property to be used as the palace of Zamunda for the sequel of the popular comedy movie Coming 2 America. The rapper said he has made $2.7 million from renting out the mansion to movie producers.
Also, in a recent interview with Forbes, the Rich Forever rapper disclosed how he saves $1 million a year in maintenance costs for his 235-acre Georgia mansion. The rapper reportedly bought the large Fayetteville property in 2014 for $5.8m from retired legendary boxer Evander Holyfield. Besides its humongous compound, the mansion also has over 100 rooms as well as a 350,000-gallon swimming pool.