American hip hop artist Shawn Corey Carter known in the music industry as Jay Z has reportedly made it to a billionaire status. Jay Z’s net worth has totalled $1 billion dollars which makes him the first ever hiphop artist and one of few entertainers to be a billionaire as well as the fifth billionaire in America.
His fortune keeps expanding due to his various business holdings in real estate, liquor, art, fashion as well as shares in companies like Uber. Jay Z is currently married to American singer and songwriter Beyonce with three children.
He started his journey on the streets of Brooklyn as a drug dealer and gradually made his way to become a musician with his own label Roc A Fella Records. Since the beginning of his career, he has a total of 14 hit albums, over $500 million earnings as well as 22 Grammy awards. He also has his liquor Armand de Brignac, which is worth over $300 million, Tidal streaming services for music and so on. He had been listed by Forbes as the first hip hop billionaire. Congrats Jay Z.