Forbes magazine has named Jay-Z as hip-hop’s first billionaire.
Shawn Carter’s financial empire includes his music, a streaming service, liquor, art, real estate and financial investments in other companies.
Before the beginning of his stint as Def Jam’s chief in 2004, Jay-Z negotiated the eventual return of his master recordings from the record label that helped launch his career. His hits now clock close to 1 billion streams annually pic.twitter.com/O7kFRbHZuT
— Forbes (@Forbes) June 3, 2019
In the Forbes cover story, Jay’s worth “conservatively totals $1 billion.”