Nick Cannon received the ultimate honor of “ringing” the opening bell at the NY Stock Exchange (NYSE) this morning.

Cannon was joined by Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” David Karp, founder of Tumblr, Charlie Kim, CEO and Chairman of Next Jump Inc, Susan Ellis, CEO of (RED), and the three finalists of the “Movers and Changers” competition.

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You can see Nick on the far right in the inset pic. For some reason, Cannon didn’t get to ring the actual bell even though he was dressed for the part.  He was however, texting like a champ.

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After the opening bell, Cannon was to join a panel discussion at the “Movers and Changers” competition which is a nationwide search by NYSE Euronext and mtvU to uncover the country’s next generation entrepreneurs.

The competition is held in conjuction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Check out some classic NY Stock Exchange bell ringing moments… from Snoop Dogg to The Situation!

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I’m surprised the stock market didn’t crash after this one.

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Classic!

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What do YOU think Nick was texting?

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