- Real Name: Shawn Corey Carter
- Stage Name: Jay Z
- Place of Birth: New York city
- Date of Birth: December 4, 1969
- State of origin: New York
- Nationality: American
- Net Worth: $1 billion
- Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, investor businessman, record producer
- Genre: Hip-pop
The young generation today probably just know Jay-Z as a rapper and hip-hop artist back in the 90s. Most people around today couldn’t witness the rap talent of Jay Z but just know him as a music icon and probably music related businessman.
This article will give you a breakdown Jay Z net worth.
Jay Z NET worth is continuously on the Rise, mostly due to his vast business experience after dropping the microphone. His move to add businesses, investments and dive into entrepreneurship has obviously reaped benefits to Jay Z net worth.
Here is everything to know about Jay Z and his net worth.
Who is Jay Z?
Jay Z is well known around the world today as a legendary rapper and Songwriter in the mid 90s. He ventured into music after the establishment of his personal record label named Roc-A-Fella records in 1995.
A year later, he dropped his first album titled ‘Reasonable doubt’, which became successful on a grand scale. It made him so popular around the world, thereby sealing his status as a superstar in the music industry in America.
In a music career spanning over 2 decades, he released a total of Thirteen albums. All these albums were hit songs that enjoyed worldwide success. The most successful and popular of the thirteen albums include the blueprint, The Black album, American Gangster, and 4:44.
Other albums which Jay Z took part in as a collaboration (including Beyoncé and Kanye) are Watch the throne, and Everything is Love which was the final album he featured before he called it a day in the studio.
Throughout his music career, he won a plethora of awards which signifies how much talent he had and how his music influenced his audience. Jay Z has the highest number of Grammy awards ever won by a rapper, a massive 22. He was inducted into the Songwriter hall of fame in 2017 and many others.
It was after his studio life that he decided to settle down in other music and non-music related businesses. His portfolio of businesses includes Roca wear (a clothing line), 40/40 club, Roc nation (entertainment company), and lastly Tidal (a video streaming service).
All these businesses have their own quota which they contribute to Jay Z net worth, in millions of dollars.
Jay Z Net Worth
On the 4th June 2019, Jay Z was declared the first hip hop artist to become a billionaire. He was estimated to be worth $1 billion (€890 million). Jay Z net worth is expected to only grow bigger due to his vast empire of investment, which yields millions of dollars every year.
His endorsement deals are also something not to be undermined as it is expected that someone of his caliber shouldn’t have endorsements worth nothing less than millions of dollars.
Jay Z Biography
Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Corey Carter was born on December 4th, 1969 to Adnis Reeves and Gloria Carter who were his father and mother respectively. He had three other siblings who were all raised by his mom alone, after his father left them.
Jay Z had brief stints of education at Eli Whitney High school, George Westinghouse career and technical education, a school which was also attended by Busta Rhymes and Notorious BIG before finally attending the Trenton Central High school. He however didn’t graduate from college.
Jay Z started dating Beyoncé and finally got married in 2008 and they have 3 children together.