Jay Z Net Worth

Shawn Corey Carter Net Worth

Real Name: Shawn Corey Carter
Date of Birth: 12/4/1969
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York

2019 Net Worth: $520 Million
2018 Earnings: $80 Million

Profession: Rap Singer, Music Producer, Entrepreneur

Jay Z Biography

Jay-Z was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 4, 1969. He grew up in a government housing project named Marcy Houses in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn with his mother and three siblings after his father abandoned the family.

When Jay Z was young his mother bought him a boom box for his birthday, which sparked his interest in music. Growing up, he was known in his neighborhood as Jazzy, which evolved into his current stage name of Jay Z.

He attended high school with fellow future rappers Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, and AZ.

Jay Z is one of the most successful rap/hip-hop artists in America. He has sold more than 75 million albums and has 19 Grammy awards for his work.

Jay Z is also a successful investor and entrepreneur. He is the co-owner of the 40/40 Club, the former president of Def Jam Recordings, and the co-creator of a clothing line called Rocawear that he sold in 2007 for $204 million. He founded a sport agency named Roc Nation Sports and is a certified sports agent for NBA and the MLB. He has a $150 million deal with Live Nation that he signed in 2008. He also holds shares in the ad firm Translation.

Jay Z bought a share of the New Jersey Nets for $4.5 million and encouraged the team’s relocation to Brooklyn in 2013. Once the team had relocated they took on the moniker Brooklyn Nets. His biography, Decoded, which was published in November of 2010, debuted at #3 on the New York Times Best-Seller list.

His investements add substantially to his net worth as do his earnings as a rap artist. He has a 68 concert tour coming up in 2015. His latest album went certified platinum before its release, due to his arrangement with Samsun to purchase one million copies. Jay Z is on sound financial footing with his net worth in 2014 an impressive $520 million, with net earnings so far this year of $60 million.

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