Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and media proprietor. He is regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history. Well-known for his role as the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, he has been central to the creative and commercial success of artists including Kanye West, Rihanna, and J. Cole. Jay-Z first began his musical career in the late 1980s.
He co-founded the record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995 and released his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt in 1996. The album was released to widespread critical success, and solidified his standing in the music industry. Jay-Z has 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 him to start up the entertainment company Roc Nation in 2008. In 2015, he acquired the tech company Aspiro and took charge of their media streaming service Tidal. In 2020, he launched “Monogram”, a line of cannabis products. One of the world’s best-selling music artists, Jay-Z has won many accolades.
Jay-Z has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion.
Date of birth:
December 4, 1969
United States of America
Source of wealth:
Rapper and entrepreneur