Forbes reported that Jay Z amassed 1 billion worth of assets within 10 years. Jay Z started his career as a rapper; he earned lot of money from rapper as a rapper and part owner of his record label. He took the money from rap and flipped in into art collections, real-estate ((homes in Los Angeles, the Hamptons, Tribeca), Liquor business, private equity stakes in companies like Uber, Tidal and many more.
He grew up poor; he lived in the Brooklyn’s Marcy housing projects in New York. His first hustle was drug dealing before he became a musician. He co-owned Roc-A-Fella records with Damon Dash and Burke, they sold half of the record company to Def Jam records in 1997 for $1.5 million. In 2004 they sold the other half to Def Jam for 10 million dollars.
Jay Z Net Worth breakdown
$310 million – Armand de Brignac
$210 million – Cash, Investments
$100 million – D’Usse
$100 million – Tidal
$75 million – Rock Nation
$75 million – music catalog
$70 million – Art collections
$50 million – Real Estate
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