The famous entertainer Jay -Z known in real life as Mr. Shawn Carter has been named by Fobes an American business magazine as the first billionaire rapper. Fobes Magazine which is published bi-weekly features original articles on finance, entertainment industry, investing, and marketing topics.
The magazine is well known for its lists and rankings, including of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400), of the world’s top companies (the Forbes Global 2000), and The World’s Billionaires.
Mr.Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. Considered among the best rappers of all time, he is regarded as one of the world’s most significant cultural icons and has been a global figure in popular culture for over two decades.
According to Forbes Jay-Z has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire—and the 1st hip-hop artist to do so.
Outside of his musical career, Jay-Z has also attained significant success and media attention for his career as a businessman. In 1999, he founded the clothing retailer Rocawear and in 2003, he founded the luxury sports bar chain 40/40 Club. Both businesses have grown to become multi-million dollar corporations, and allowed Jay-Z to fund the start-up for the entertainment company Roc Nation, which was founded in 2008.
In 2015, he acquired the tech company Aspiro, and took charge of their media streaming service Tidal, which has since become the world’s third-largest online streaming company.
Aside all his tremendous success he’s married to the global famous music goddesse Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter an American singer-songwriter and actress known in showbiz as Beyonce.
In January 2009, Forbes ranked them as Hollywood’s top-earning couple, with a combined total of $162 million.
Jay-Z is among the most critically acclaimed musicians and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with over 100 million records sold worldwide
From a poor background he has worked hard to attain a greater height. …..And is still spring higher.
I conclude by noting some of his quotes:
#“All I got is dreams. Nobody else believes. Nobody else can see. Nobody else but me.” – Jay-Z
#“I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about.” – Jay-Z
# ‘You can want success all you want, but to get it, you can’t falter. You can’t slip, you can’t sleep. One eye open, for real, and forever.” – Jay-Z
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