Jay Z becomes first ever hiphop billionaire.

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.

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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.

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