Jay-Z Net Worth
Jay-Z net worth, wealth and career earnings: Jay-Z is an American rapper, songwriter and business man who has a net worth of $930 million. Jay-Z has earned his net worth through his career in the music industry, and as an extremely successful entrepreneur. He is a co-founder (along with Damon Dash and Kareem Biggs) of Roc-A-Fella records which is a highly successful record label. He is also the current majority owner of music streaming service Tidal which was recently valued at $600 million. That's 10 times more than Jay-Z paid for Tidal two years ago. Jay-Z released his debut album "Reasonable Doubt" in 1996. It ranked 248 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of all Time. He would eventually go on to sell more than 60 million studio albums worldwide. With continued success, Jay-Z's net worth is expected to reach $1 billion or more within his lifetime. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Jay-Z earned $78 million from his various endeavors. A truly incredible achievement for any celebrity. Here are the facts:
Clothing: Jay sold Rocaware clothing for $204 million back in 2007.
Records: Every single album he's ever released has gone platinum.
Endorsements: Chevy, Budweiser, Armadale Vodka, Hewlett Packard
Concerts: His first record deal with Live Nation was worth $150 million. In 2017 he signed a second deal with Live Nation that is worth $200 million over 10 years.
Miscellaneous: Jay has had ownership stakes in the New Jersey Nets, Arsenal Football Club, 40/40 nighclubs, and Def Jam Records
Jay-Z Career Earnings By Year:
2007 – $34 million
2008 – $82 million
2009 – $35 million
2010 – $63 million
2011 – $37 million
2012 – $38 million
2013 – $43 million
2014 – $60 million
2015 – $56 million
2016 – $53.5 million
2017 – $42 million
2018 – $76.5 million
Total: $620 million
His success as a solo artist is well known, but he has also performed with other recording artists, such as, The Edge, Mariah Carey, U2's Bono Rihanna, and more. Jay-Z is known known for his ability to create lyrics in his head without ever writing anything down.
In addition to his musical career, Jay-Z has appeared in films, such as, Back Stage, State Property, Streets is Watching, Paper Soldiers and Fade to Black. Fade to Black is a documentary about Jay-Z's career. There are many other performers in the cast of Fade to Black. Performers such as, Bleek, Beyonce, Funkmaster Flex, and many more talented artists.
Jay-Z is a very successful entrepreneur with investments in a variety of industries. He is the co-owner of the 40/40 Clubs, in New York City, Atlantic City, and Chicago. He is the co-director of Budweiser Select and was formerly a part owner of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. Jay-Z has been involved with helping to make people aware of the global water shortage. He has contributed $1 million to help with the victims of Hurricane Katrina, through the American Red Cross.
Jay-Z was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1969 and had a tough upbringing, with a father who abandoned him and getting mixed up in selling drugs. He attended Whitney High School, George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School, and Trenton Central High School, in Trenton, New Jersey. Jay-Z had a love of music and rythym, even as a child. After his mother bought him a boom box for his birthday, Jay-Z became creating his own style of hip hop. In 2002, Jay-Z worked with Beyonce in the song, "03-Bonnie & Clyde," as well as her hit single, "Crazy in Love," and "That's How You Like it." He made appearances in several of Beyonce performances. In 2008, Beyonce and Jay-Z were married, and have been named the top earning couple in the music industry. The power couple welcomed their first child Blue Ivy on January 8th 2012.