Jay Z is a well known American businessman, producer, and rapper who is also the best-selling rapper of all time and has sold over 100 million records while winning 21 Grammy Awards. His three albums were added in the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, which included ‘The Blueprint,’ ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ and ‘The Black Album.’
Shawn Corey Carter was born in 1969 on 4th December in Brooklyn, New York, to Andes Reeves and Gloria Carter. He grew up in a dark neighborhood. He indulged in crime and unlawful activities at a very young age.
He completed his schooling from Eli Whitney High School and Trenton Central High School. Some of his song lyrics insinuate the Jay Z used to sell cocaine during this time and also was shot three times.
In 1999, he was accused of causing a commotion in a Times Square Club. However, he surrendered to police and was bailed out for $50,000.
Jay Z married Beyonce in 2008. The couple has three kids together. Jay Z and Beyonce are the power couple of Hollywood. Their influence in the entertainment industry is often linked with the Illuminati. He considers Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye as his biggest musical influences.
Jay Z released his first studio album in 1996 titled ‘Reasonable Doubt.’ Some of his other popular videos include ‘In My Lifetime, Vol. 1’, ‘The Dynasty: Roc La Familia,’ ‘The Black Album,’ ‘Kingdom Come,’ ‘The Blueprint,’ ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail,’ and ‘Hard Knock Life.’
He has also worked in collaborative albums ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ and ‘Unfinished Business’ with R. Kelly, ‘Watch the Throne’ with Kanye West, and ‘Collision Course’ with Linkin Park.
Jay Z has also appeared in several movies like ‘Backstage,’ ‘Fade to Black,’ ‘Annie,’ ‘Streets Is Watching,’ ‘Paper Soldiers,’ ‘State Property,’ and ‘Made in America.’
Jay Z has also worked with stars like Rihanna, Linkin Park, R. Kelly, Jaz-O, Puff Daddy, Beyonce, Kanye West, and The Notorious B.I.G.
Jay Z is also an active philanthropist and can be seen supporting causes like education rights, equality, LGBT rights, and black rights.
In 2016Presidential elections, he supported Hillary Clinton. Clinton, with the help of Jay Z, addressed oppression and racism against black people.
Awards & Achievements
Jay Z has 3 American Music Awards, 7 BET Awards, 16 BET Hip Hop Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards, Dance Music Award, Mobo Awards, MuchMusic Video Awards, Music Video Production Award, 5 MTV Awards, and a People Choice Award. Jay Z has also won 21 Grammy Awards and 64 Grammy nominations.
He has one of the biggest Hip-hop following in the world. Thousands of aspiring rappers look up to him, which is much bigger and better than any award or title he has received.
Net Worth & Salary of Jay Z
Jay Z has an estimated net worth of more than $1 billion. He has made his fortune selling over 100 million records. He also made millions from his endorsement deals. He is the richest rapper in America and in the world.
Jay Z is one of the most popular and amongst the richest hip-hop artists in America. He is also considered as one of the best black rappers in the world. He has given so many hit albums and single, which has helped him gain millions of fans. He is amongst the only rappers who is considered or even compared to the Rap God Eminem. Even Eminem has praised the rapper on multiple occasions.