American hip hop artiste Jay-Z is now a billionaire. The 22-time Grammy winner is the first hip hop artiste to achieve this feat.

The Empire state of Mind crooner, whose real name is Shawn Carter achieved this status according to Forbes, through his multiple business ventures.

Jay-Z’s sprawling business empire includes stakes in liquor, art, real estate and Uber. His brand D’Usse is officially worth $100m, while his streaming service Tidal is also worth $100m.


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