Jay Z – Net worth, Money and More
Net Worth: $500 Million
Shawn Corey Carter , popular known as Jay Z was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He faced a number of hardships during the early years of his life. However, he certainly had what it takes to make it big in the entertainment industry. Jay Z is an extremely talented and successful rapper, entrepreneur and record producer. He has sold over 75 million records from his albums and has received the Grammy Awards 17 times! In the year 2006, Jay Z was listed as number one in MTV’s list of ‘Greatest MCs of All-Time’. A number of his albums have earned a place in the list of ‘500 greatest albums of all time’ by Rolling Stone magazine. Not only Jay Z has successfully established himself as a solo artist, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry as well. The list of artists Jay Z has worked with include Bono, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, the edge among others.
Jay Z and his wife, the extremely popular Beyonce Knowles, are one of the most powerful, successful and rich couples present in the industry today. With a net worth of $ 500 million, he is among the most successful entertainers of all times.
Artist, record producer, entrepreneur and more!
Other than being an extremely successful artist, Jay Z has also proved himself as a successful entrepreneur in the business world. Jay Z began his career as the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella records along with Kareem Biggs and Damon Dash. He released his first album titled ‘Reasonable Doubt’ in the year 1996. After this Jay Z never looked back! All his albums have gone platinum. It is said that if Jay Z ‘s success continues at this rate, his net worth will reach over $1 billion in his lifetime. Jay Z’s concerts have also contributed largely to his net worth. His deal with Live Nation is worth $150 million approximately.
His investments in clothing companies and record companies also bring in a lot of money. Other than this, Jay Z is the part owner of NBA’s New Jersey Nets as well as the co-director of Budweiser Select. He also co owns the 40/40 Clubs present in Chicago, Atlantic City and New York City.
The best of Everything!
Being one of the richest celebrities’ means that you can live an extremely luxurious life and Jay Z certainly knows how to put his money to good use. ! Jay-Z owns an apartment in the Trump World Towers, which is one among the most luxurious apartment building in the whole world. This apartment has around 14 rooms , a personal library and a separate quarter for maid(s). Other than this, Jay Z also owns a house in Scarsdale , Westchester Country, New York. This old styled mansion has a big garden and spreads over more than 15,000 square feet. Beyonce and Jay Z own a large mansion worth $9, 300,000 approximately, in Indian Creek Island, Florida. Built over 7,888 square feet, this mansion has 7 bedrooms, a tile roof as well as a swimming pool.
Beyonce gifted her beloved husband a Bombardier Challenger 850 private jet on the occasion of father’s day. Jay Z ‘s car collection is a proof that this celebrity knows how to live a grand life. He owns a customized Maybach Exelero (worth $8 million), a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport , a Pagani Zonda, a rolls Royce Phantom, A Ferrari F430 Spider and a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet.
A happy married life!
Jay Z is married to R&B singer, Beyonce. The couple kept a low profile while dating and finally got married in the year 2008. Beyonce’s Lorraine Schwartz designed wedding ring is worth $ 5 million. In the year 2009, the couple was ranked as Hollywood’s top earning couple by the Forbes magazine. Their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter was born on 7th January, 2012.
Offering a helping hand!
It is not all about living a grand life for Jay Z. He misses no chance to do something worthwhile and give something back to the world. He did his bit in combating against one of the biggest problems in today’s time, ’ the global water shortage’. He met Kofi Annan , the UN secretary and promised to raise awareness about the issue through his upcoming world tour. A documentary, titled ‘Jay Z: water for life’ was produced and aired in the year 2006. After Hurricane Katrina, Jay Z along with Sean Combs, promised to donate $1 million to American Red Cross’ relief effort. Jay Z (along with his mother) founded the ‘Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation’ which aims at helping those who are willing to carry on with higher education but lack the resources to do so.
Famous quote : “ I am hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn everyday and get brighter and brighter. That is what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that is from being bright all the time and trying to be brighter”.