Shawn Corey Carter is a great American rapper, businessman and record producer. He is well known professionally as Jay Z. He is one of the most influential rappers in American industry. Jay Z age is fifty. He started his musical career through the record label Roc-A-Fella Records. Then he released his album Reasonable Doubt in the year 1996. This album got success and many people came to know about Jay-Z’s talents. He also received media success by being a successful businessman. That is why he is one of the wealthiest men in America.
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The birth date of Jay Z is December 4, 1969, and his birth place is New York City. He grew up in Marcy Houses which is a housing project located at Bedford–Stuyvesant neighbourhood. The name of his father is Reeves who left his family. The name of Jay Z’s mother is Gloria Carter who raised him and his three siblings alone.
Jay Z went to Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn. In his young age, he sold crack cocaine and because of that shot three times. He got a Boombox as a gift from his mother as he had an interest in music. Then he started to freestyle and write lyrics.
– Early career
At first, Jay Z did not get a label to offer him a record deal so he sold his CDs in the car. Then he struck a deal with Priority with which he was able to release Reasonable Doubt. Then he released In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 and this received platinum status in the US. In the year 1998, he released Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life that also became a great hit. In 1999 he released “Heartbreaker”. Many of Jay Z albums went on to get large success in record-breaking numbers.
– Gaining name and fame
On September 11, 2001, some few hours before the September 11 attacks he released his album titled The Blueprint. Jay Z the blueprint sold more than 427,000 copies. Some of the other albums he released are The Black Album, American Gangster, Kingdom Come, The Blueprint 3, Watch the Throne, and Everything Is Love.
On 2002 Jay Z and Beyoncé partnered for the song titled 03 Bonnie & Clyde. He also appeared in Beyoncé’s album Crazy in Love. They maintained a low profile while dating and got married on April 4, 2008. Jay Z Beyonce is one of the powerful couples of the industry. She wore 5 million dollars’ worth wedding ring from Lorraine Schwartz and debuted it in one of the concerts. They have a daughter named Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir.
The net worth of Jay-Z
Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce are the richest people in America. They live in $88 million home located at Bel Air of Los Angeles. Jay-Z net worth is $1 billion. Along with his singing career, he is also managing profitable business ventures. He founded the clothing brand Rocawear and sports bar chain 40/40 Club. He also took the management of streaming service Tidal. Then he acquired the ownership of the tech company Aspiro.
Jay Z is one of the popular personalities in the singing industry. He is a loving husband and father. Also, many people find him inspiring.