I grew up around n*ggas like this, my brother still lives like this. I dipped when I was 18 and got a degree in Finance. I always tell them that if they got the same education that some of these wall street guys have, that they would sh*t on any of them.. It wouldn't even be fair.
All of my classmates that went on to work on Wall Street or the Fed, or anything business related started with no clue about anything finance, and never really had to hustle ever in their life. Then I go home and I'm around some street n*ggas that have a solid understanding of business, profits, margins, splits, payroll, distribution and god knows what else, and this is as early as 13 years old! It's just they only know it in the context of illegal activity. Now mix that street knowledge with a business degree, and a 4-5 year separation from the street hustle and you have created a monster that would crush at any Wall Street Job.
Just like how there Black athletes have extreme physical talents that can't be taught.. There are alot of hustlers that have extreme business IQ's, that can't be earned in a classroom.
I'm surprised there isn't some kind of Non Profit that takes these "successful" dealers out of the game at around 16, teaches them basic Economics, Finance and Business.. Sends them to school.. then tries to pair them with fortune 500 companies.
I know if I were a CEO I'd hire the guy that's been running a few blocks since he was 13, over a "trust-fund Tommy" any day. I guess it's just easier to stick them in Jail. Jail's are businesses too anyway and the hood looks like one big unlimited resource of money to the people that run those.