|Net Worth||$930 Million|
|Born||December 4, 1969|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Rapper/Entrepreneur|
So what is Jay Z’s net worth? It’s certainly more than Beyonce‘s net worth, but probably not by much! On December 4, 1969, a little boy was born in New York City by the name of Shawn Corey Carter.
Like Eminem, Jay Z’s debut album wasn’t an immediate hit. Reasonable Doubt was released in 1996 and only climbed to No. 23 on the Billboard 200. However, it’s now considered to be one of the more classic hip-hop albums in music history.
Two years later in 1998, Jay-Z hit number one with his album Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life. The title track, which sampled its chorus from Broadway musical Annie, is still one of Jay-Z’s most popular tracks.
After that, it was a long streak of number ones for Jay. In fact, every album he’s released since 1998 has reached number one in the United States. During a brief break from making music in the early-to-mid 2000s, Jay turned his attention to the business side of the music industry.
He became the president of Def Jam Recordings. As president, he’s responsible for signing artists like Rihanna and Ne-Yo. He resigned as president in 2007 and one year later signed a $150 million contract with concert promotion company Live Nation.
What does this mean? Well, it means Jay Z’s net worth grew by leaps and bounds. According to a recent Forbes report from December 2018, Beyonce‘s net worth was cool $355 million, which is enough to make her one of the world’s highest paid celebrities.
As we all know, Beyonce is married to Jay Z, who has a net worth of $900 million, which means as a unit they’re worth over $1 billion.
All this success in the business side of things has made Jay-Z an extremely rich man. In fact, in late 2018, Forbes announced that Jay was the richest musician in America.
His net worth is at $900 million, which is $80 million ahead of Diddy’s $820 million net worth. And if you combine Jay’s net worth with his wife Beyonce, well, they are billionaires.
It’s safe to say they are a power couple, perhaps THE power couple.