Hov has been an innovator and a pioneer in the world of hip-hop. Now he has entered uncharted territory never before seen by any hip-hop artist. According to Forbes, Jay-Z is officially a billionaire. In the cover story, they report that Hov’s fortune “conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire—and the first hip-hop artist to do so.”
His earnings come from a variety of ventures including liquor (Armand de Brignac, D’Ussé), art, real estate (homes in Los Angeles, the Hamptons, Tribeca) as well as investments in Uber, his music catalog, Tidal and Roc Nation.
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