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Jay-Z Becomes The First Hip Hop Artist To Become A Billionaire

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    Shawn Corey Carter popularly known by his stage name, Jay Z is now officially the first hip-hop artist to become a billionaire.

    According to Forbes, The American rapper achieved a billionaire status through his multiple business ventures both inside and outside of music. This makes Jay-Z one of the few entertainers who have achieved billionaire status and “the first hip-hop artist to do so.”

    Jay-Z is involved in almost everything, from art, to real estate, stakes in major companies like Uber, and even liquor.

    Armand de Brignac champagne
    $310 million

    Cash & investments, including a stake in Uber worth an estimated $70 million
    $220 million

    D’Ussé cognac
    $100 million

    Tidal streaming service
    $100 million

    Roc Nation
    $75 million

    Music catalog
    $75 million

    Art collection
    $70 million

    Real estate
    $50 million


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