First billionaire rapper revealed - and it's Jay-Z

First billionaire rapper revealed - and it's Jay-Z

The first ever billionaire rapper has been announced by Forbes - and we are not surprised at who it is! 


Superstar rapper and husband to popstar Beyoncé Knowles, Jay-Z, is the first ever billionaire to appear in Forbes magazine with the primary title, 'rapper'.

Jay-Z started his career in 1994 and has gone on to produce big hits such as 'Holy Grail' and '99 Problems'.

The 'Empire State Of Mind' rapper is also a fashion trendsetter, a music mogul, and a sports management company owner.

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But that is not all! Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, has various businesses that he either owns or has a stake in: 

  • a $70 million stake in Uber
  • his ownership of the streaming service Tidal
  • his $70 million art collection
  • his ownership of the Roc Nation sports management company
  • $50 million in assorted real estate holdings and his music catalogue

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