Who is Hotep Jesus?
Bryan Sharpe was born on 1 October 1980, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He is a marketer, performance artist, and author, best known for his ability to create viral content online. He has worked with several popular artists during his career, including Joe Rogan, 50 Cent, and Carmelo Anthony.
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The Wealth of Hotep Jesus
Hotep Jesus has a net worth estimated to be over $100,000, earned through success in his various endeavors. He has built a brand that has helped him sell books, and other products.
His contracts with artists have also helped in building his wealth.
Hotep began his career online, creating an account on Twitter on which he attempted to create viral content through tweets. The social networking site is known for its large user base with over 330 million active users monthly. It is also considered one of the biggest sources of breaking news, with a constant stream of users every day because of it.
One of the advantages of the site is that users can only write up to 280 characters, making it short-form and easier to read. As he built his skills and showcased them online, he caught the attention of Chris Lighty, the music industry executive, known for managing several popular hip hop artists including 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Ja Rule, Missy Elliot, and L.L. Cool J, to name a few. During his career, he was named as one of the biggest figures in hip-hop. The co-founder of the record label Violator focused his attention on Hotep’s potential, inviting him so that they could collaborate.
Thanks to Lighty’s connections, he gave the aspiring marketer a job to work with the team of 50 Cent.
Work with Celebrities
50 Cent established himself in the music industry in the 2000s after the release of his album “Guess Who’s Back”, in which he was supported by rapper Eminem who discovered him leading to his mainstream music career. Thanks to the help of Eminem, he would become one of the world’s top-selling rappers. Aside from his achievements in music, he’s also known for numerous business endeavors.
He’s had businesses in fields such as television, recording, footwear, publishing, supplements, boxing, and more. At the time Hotep Jesus worked for the rapper, he helped him create a marketing campaign for his brand of energy drink. This success lead to introductions to other celebrities. He then worked with professional basketball player Carmelo Anthony, best known for his play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Denver Nuggets. Like many professional basketball players, he also had business dealings to help establish long term income. Hotep was hired to work on his project, which was a coconut water sports drink.
Recent Projects, Community, and Controversy
With his career on the rise, comedian and television personality Joe Rogan invited him to become a guest on“The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, after which Hotep’s reputation grew even further. It is one of the world’s most popular podcasts, with millions of listeners regularly tuning in to each episode. In 2018, he pulled another marketing stunt when he went to one of his local Starbucks branches, spreading information that some stores were racist towards African Americans.
He used the controversy to demand some free coffee from the local store, and the employees from that particular branch were quick to serve him some to avoid being defined as racist, following his confrontational stance. The video went viral, and even led him to get an invite to “Fox News”, on which he discussed the prank. With his increasing reach, he started his own movement and group he calls the Hotep Nation, which has its own website, posting articles related to motivation, business, society, and politics.
Stop thinking. pic.twitter.com/w14zh84O6X
— Bryan Sharpe (@VibeHi) June 27, 2018
He is known for writing several controversial posts through the blog – one widely discussed was a criticism of African Americans narrowing their voting options just because of racial considerations. He has also released several books, including “Twitter Marketing: How to Build a Cult-like Following”, and “Dominate Twitter”.
While Hotep has been seen with women in the past, he hasn’t been reported as being in any relationship. Due to his marketing strategies, a lot of people have noticed how manipulative and sketchy he can be, especially during his appearance in “The Joe Rogan Experience”.
A lot of Rogan’s listeners pointed out that Hotep wasn’t very genuine during the entire time, and was using his words to try and manipulate the conversation. Some others believed that it was a tactic he employed to attract more attention to himself. Even his Twitter account is used in such a way that it can confuse people through wording and vocabulary, as some have pointed out.
During his free time he enjoys listening to music, reading, and writing content. Switzerland is his favorite country to visit, and he is a big fan of Will Smith as well as Brie Larson.