The American superstar Chris Brown is a true jack of all trades. He’s a brilliant star in the entertainment galaxy, known for his outstanding music, dancing, and acting abilities.
His list of accomplishments is as long as his list of talents. He has a Grammy, nineteen BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and fourteen Soul Train Music Awards to his credit. His contemporaries even refer to him as the “King of R&B.”
What actually distinguishes him is his ability to seamlessly merge R&B with pop and hip-hop, transcending musical borders. With 217 million records sold worldwide, he holds the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 entries by a male singer.
But he doesn’t stop there. Chris Brown is a multi-talented artist who is also making waves in the acting industry. From his film debut in 2007 in “Stomp the Yard” to appearances in “This Christmas,” “Takers,” “Think Like a Man,” “Battle of the Year,” and “She Ball,” he’s demonstrated he’s more than a one-trick pony.
His financial skills is much more outstanding. He smartly invested his music riches in businesses, real estate, and even started a restaurant chain. In addition, his charity initiatives make him a role model beyond the realm of entertainment.
HowAfrica has identified five companies owned by Chris Brown.
1. Culture Beyond Your Evolution (CBE)
Under the aegis of Interscope Records, Chris Brown created the record label CBE, which stands for “Culture Beyond Your Evolution” (also known as Chris Brown Entertainment), in 2007. Brown has identified and developed amazing talents at CBE, including frequent collaborator Kevin McCall, the soulful Sabrina Antoinette, former RichGirl member Sevyn Streeter, and the electric rock trio U.G.L.Y.
2. Black Pyramid Clothing
Chris Brown introduced the world to Black Pyramid Clothing in 2012, an influential streetwear brand inspired by hip-hop culture. Black Pyramid Clothing embodies American streetwear styles in everything from jerseys and jackets to T-shirts, jeans, and polos. This brand has a special position not only among Chris Brown’s devoted fans, but also among the thriving dance scene.
3. Breezy’s Cosmic Crunch
Chris Brown collaborated with Miami-based shop SoFlo Snacks to launch Breezy’s Cosmic Crunch, a limited-edition breakfast cereal, on November 11, 2021. With dazzling cosmic marshmallow charms and delectably sweetened oats, this cereal quickly became the company’s best-seller. It even sold out during the presale, indicating a heavenly success and a bright future for this union.
4. Burger King Franchises
Chris Brown’s entrepreneurial reach stretches beyond the field of entertainment to the area of fast food. He is the proud owner of a Burger King franchise network with fourteen locations in Virginia, USA. Since 1953, these eateries, originally known as Insta-Burger King, have been serving up the trademark flame-grilled delight. Chris Brown’s participation demonstrates his various business interests.
5. Symphonic Love Foundation
Chris Brown established the Symphonic Love Foundation in 2012, a non-profit dedicated to utilizing the power of creative arts for positive change. The foundation serves as a beacon of hope for causes such as the Jenesse Center and Creative Visions Foundation, offering critical support to arts organizations and educational initiatives tackling domestic abuse, dating violence, and HIV/AIDS.
Chris Brown’s generosity is further demonstrated through the awarding of 11 scholarships to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy through Symphonic Love. He also organizes the annual charity campaign “Go Fund Yourself,” which has raised an incredible $500,000 this year alone.