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Ronald "Slim" Williams & Bryan "Birdman" Williams

Co-founders/Co-CEOs, Cash Money Records Group
Website: CashMoney-Records.com
Twitter: @BIRDMAN5STAR
Money. Power. Respect.

It's been 21 years since Bryan "Birdman" and Ronald "Slim" Williams founded Cash Money Records as an independent rap label in New Orleans, and 14 years since the Williams brothers signed their initial pressing and distribution deal with Universal for a reported $30 million.

Billboard Power 100: Ronald 'Slim' Williams & Bryan 'Birdman' Williams

In the years since, Cash Money Records Group has grown into an urban -- and increasingly, pop -- music powerhouse, racking up a staggering stack of chart stats on its way to nearly 54 million albums and more than 107 million singles sold in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. With a crop of young talent including Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj in its stable, a rapidly expanding roster and significant international growth within sight, the Williams brothers are holding all of the cards, and they're playing for keeps - Benjamin Meadows-Ingram

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