Shawn Corey Carter, professionally known as Jay-Z is a professional rapper, investor, businessman, songwriter, and philanthropist.
Jay-Z was born on 4th December 1969 in New York City, United States. Jay-Z was raised by his single mother, Gloria Ca and grew up in Marcy Projects in New York City.
Jay-Z attended Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn, New York. He later dropped out of high school to pursue his career in music.
Jay-Z has three siblings, a brother, and two sisters. He got married in 2008 to American singer and influencer Beyonce and they are blessed with three children named Blue Ivy Carter, Rumi Cartar, and Sir Carter.
Jay-Z first began his music career in the late 1980s, rapping under the stage name “Jazzy”. He is regarded as the most influential hip hop artist in history.
Jay-Z has established himself as a successful entrepreneur with a business empire spanning a variety of industries.
His first appearance was on Yo! MTV Raps in 1989. “Reasonable doubt” was his first debut album which was released in 1996 by his own company which he founded with his close friend.The company was called Roc-A-Fella records.
He found his mentor Jaz O who was a performer. Jay-Z released a song “The Originators” under the mentorship of Jaz O and reached number 23 on the Billboard 200 Chart in the year 1996.
He later released another album that gave him his first Grammy Award. The album title is “Hard Knock Life”.
Jay-Z Net Worth
Jay-Z is one of the most bestselling musicians, after having sold over 100 million records and received 21 Grammy Awards.
Jay-Z’s net worth is estimated to be $1billion as of 2021, making him one of the richest rappers and the first billionaire in the hip-hop industry.
He owns a Tribeca apartment worth $6.85 million, a Trump world tower apartment, and an Indian Creek Village worth $9 million. He also owns a collection of expensive cars which includes Mayback Excelero, bugatti Veyron Grand Sports, Rolls Royce Phantom, Pagani Zonda, and many more. Jay-Z also owns a Bombardier Challenger 850 worth $40 million.