Jay-Z net worth: How the richest rapper makes and spends his billion
Rapper and singer, Jay-Z is the richest person in hip-hop, boasting a net worth of $2.5 billion.
His wealth far exceeds that of P Diddy, the second-richest in hip-hop, who has around $1 billion.
Jay-Z founded Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995 due to difficulty securing a major label recording contract.
Jay-Z's debut album, ‘Reasonable Doubt’ in 1996 marked the beginning of his rise to stardom.
Despite no recent tours or albums, Jay-Z's Armand de Brignac champagne and D’USSÉ cognac rake in millions.
Armand de Brignac is valued at $310 million, while D’USSÉ is valued at $100 million.
Jay-Z's venture firm, Marcy Venture Partners, closed its second fund with $325 million in 2021.
Rocawear, Jay-Z's clothing line launched in 1999, was sold for $204 million in 2007.
Jay-Z entered the streaming music business in 2015 with Tidal, selling it in 2021 for $297 million.
His music catalog is valued at $75 million, art collection at $70 million and real estate at $50 million.
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