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Jay-Z becomes the first Rap Artist Billionaire

by: Natalie Gard


Jay-Z may have had “99 Problems” but money isn’t one. Forbes just announced he is the first hip-hop/ rap artist to become a billionaire. Although he is the first singer to break the three comma barrier, it isn’t only due to his music capabilities. Jay-Z dabbles in several money-makers which put him in the billions. He has a champagne brand, stalk in Uber, art and real estate.

– $310 million for Armand de Brignac champagne

– $220 mil in cash and investments, including a $70 million stake in Uber

– $100 mil for D’Usse cognac

– $100 mil for Tidal

– $75 mil for Roc Nation

– $75 mil for his music catalog

– $70 mil art collection

– $50 mil in real estate


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