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Jay-Z Knows How to Party It up for Og Juan Perez’ 50th Celebration

Juan “OG” Perez is the leader of Roc Nation Sports, a sports management agency powered by Roc Nation. Roc Nation is one of the few companies owned and operated by rap megastar, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter. OG Juan’s friendship with the rap mogul started a little over 20 years ago. He met the rapper through one of the founding members of Roc-A-Fella Records, JAY-Z’s first-ever record label. OG Juan shared that he felt an instant click as soon as he was introduced. The two both came from New York City, and have shared a strong bond over its quality food, nightlife and sports. This year, as soon as OG Juan hit the age of 50, JAY-Z made sure to celebrate his birthday like there was no tomorrow.

The hip-hop icon, who ended up dropping around $113,000 by the time the birthday weekend was done, and made headlines after one of his bar tabs went viral. Og Juan and his wife Desiree Perez, along with several other of their closest friends, were all treated to a fabulous night out that ended at the Playroom Lounge in New York City. Throughout their visit, JAY-Z bought 40 bottles of very expensive champagne, and one of the servers had posted the bar tab on their social media. The infamous tab revealed that he had spent a total of $74,000 in bottles of Ace of Spade Rosé and Ace of Spades Gold, the additional tax totaled $6,035 and an $11,000 tip all contributed to the grand total of $91,000.

Community And Business Bring Flavio Maluf Success

Flavio Maluf is a well known name in the cities of Sao Paulo and Salto in Brazil, largely he is known as a business person but increasingly as a community leader working to better the lives of the people he lives among. Maluf is a popular business leader who has built on the early national success the Eucatex company found in the middle of the 20th century to turn the group into a global leader in the production of wood based products; Maluf has also been looking for new ways of bringing success to the company.

The life of Flavio Maluf seems to always be linked to the areas of Sao Paulo and Salto where the popular business leader has been determined to keep the Eucatex brand based in a bid to aid the community of this region. After studying in Sao Paulo to become a mechanical engineering graduate, Flavio Maluf departed for the U.S. where he explored the global economy and continued his studies in New York; Maluf returned to this region of Brazil when he joined the Eucatex group in 1987 and became President in 1997. Bringing the Eucatex company into the modern world as a global leader meant moving the production process into the 21st century, which included the decision by Maluf to keep the production process in the area in a bid to keep the community at the heart of the success of Eucatex.

Flavio Maluf has not only made sure his company sets out to bring success to the people of Brazil, but he also makes sure his own success is reflected in the community he looks to aid with various philanthropic programs. Maluf has spent much of the last few years concerned with the health of the people of Salto and Sao Paulo, which has led the father of three to provide funding for a local hospital’s maternity unit to make sure the next generation of Brazilians have the best possible start in life.