JAY-Z Net Worth: $655 Million
JAY-Z is a super star business mogul with an estimated net worth of $655 million. His real name is Sean Carter and he was born in 1969 in Brooklyn, NY. JAY-Z had a rough childhood growing up in the infamous Marcy Projects. Trying to make his way out the hood he began selling drugs and quickly became really good at it.
On his free time he would rap with local people for fun and quickly realize that he had a passion for making words rhyme and getting a reaction from people around him. Eventually, Jay would go on to link up with Damon Dash from the streets of Harlem. Together, along with Kareem Biggs, would put enough money aside to start their own record label, Roc-a-fella Records. This is where it all began…
JAY-Z soon became a rapping superstar selling millions of records and having every single album certified platinum. He took advantage of every financial opportunity that came his way. From creating a clothing line to endorsing products he continued to make millions more on top of his album sales.
Flash forward to today and Mr. Sean Carter still sells out huge venues like Madison Square Garden, owns a piece of champagne company Armand de Brignac (Ace of Spades), main stakeholder in music streaming service Tidal, sports bar chain 40/40, and the list goes on and on. Now you can see how someone who has been around this long and hasn’t slowed down for one second can earn this big of a net worth.
JAY-Z is also married to pop star Beyonce. Together, the couple are worth more than a billion dollars and easily one of the most powerful couples in the world.