Popular American hip-hop artist and husband of the pop diva Beyonce Jay-Z became the first rapper, whose revenues reached one billion dollars.
In assessing the state of Jay-Z based on his income and the value of shares of the rapper in several companies, as well as the cost of the artist. About it reports the Forbes edition.
Thus, among the assets of the 49-year-old star – real estate in new York and California for $ 120 million, the production of champagne Armand de Brignac ($310 million). The artist also owns a share in cognac brand D Ussé ($100 million), streaming service Tidal ($100 million) and Uber ($70 million).
The collection of works of art owned by the rapper, is estimated at $ 70 million.
As Forbes adds, before the start of his musical career, Jay-Z was a drug dealer. In 1996, he founded his own label, and released their first album Reasonable Doubt. The rapper has received 22 Grammy awards, and 14 of his albums have topped the Billboard 200. May 4, 2008 rapper married the famous singer Beyonce. Together they have three children: 7-year-old daughter blue ivy and the twins, Rumi and Sir.