Jay Z is one of the most popular rappers in the entire world. The singer who performs hip/hop music is loved by millions of people around the globe. He is not only a rapper but also a very successful businessman. His career in music history is going on for almost 30 years now. Besides that, he is only 50 years old and still one of the favorite artists of many people in the world.
His business runs in the forms of clothing lines, 5-star sports clubs, alcohol brands, and streaming services. His original name is Shawn Carter and this is one of the lesser-known facts about him. At current he is one of the most successful artists in the hip/hop world.
Jay Z Net worth
The calculated net worth of Jay Z is around $1 billion. This makes him one of the richest rappers and hip/hop artist. At the beginning of his life, he was a child from a poor family. He was brought up in the Marcy Housing Project in Brooklyn, New York. At first, he started as a drug dealer. He used to sell drugs as a teenager. He has talked about this in many interviews as well as his songs. At a point of time drugs and the hood was everything that was surrounding him.
But this all changed when he was just 19 years old in 1989. He used to appear on a show on MTV “YO! MTV Raps”. Besides that only a year later he was rapping songs by his guru Jaz-O. But he was not able to find any major record. After all his work he and his friends Kareem Burke and Damon Dash found Roc-A-Fella. The first album of Jay Z was “Reasonable Doubt”. This album made him a rising star and a rapping legend in the making.