The Gig: Founder/President, TopDawg Entertainment

Starting from the bottom as a beatmaker for acts like The Game, Tiffith signed West Coast rapper Jay Rock, which led to the subsequent signings of rappers Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, and Schoolboy Q. Forming the supercrew Black Hippy, TDE got cosigned by the best: Tech N9ne, Snoop Dogg, and Dr. Dre, which resulted in TDE landing a joint venture with Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment. Based on the 2012 success of Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D City—which recently went gold, and is on a trajectory to platinum—it's apparent that Tiffith's talent-spotting skills are here to stay.