Shawn Corey Carter also know as Jay-Z is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. Considered among the best rappers of all time 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, in less than a decade later, it’s clear that 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 first hip-hop artist to do so. Jay-Z’s steadily growing kingdom is expansive, encompassing liquor, art, real estate (homes in Los Angeles, the Hamptons, Tribeca) and stakes in companies like Uber.

Armand de Brignac

$310 million

Cash & investments

$220 million


$100 million


$100 million

Roc Nation

$75 million

Music catalog

$75 million

Art collection

$70 million

Real estate

$50 million

Forbes’ list of America’s wealthiest celebrities:

1. George Lucas
2. Steven Spielberg
3. Oprah Winfrey
4. Michael Jordan
5. Jay-Z
5. Kylie Jenner
7. David Copperfield
8. Diddy
9. Tiger Woods
9. James Patterson

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