Jay-Z is known as an American rapper and entrepreneur. He is most famous for his award-winning hip-hop albums, his marriage to singer Beyoncé, and for becoming the first-ever hip hop billionaire.


Jay-Z, real name Shawn Corey Carter, was born on December 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Jay-Z's mom, Gloria Carter claimed that he was the most well behaved of her four kids. He was the one in particular who didn't give her any agony when she was raising him. She realized he was an extraordinary kid because of how mature he was from the very start. His father, Adnes Reeves, left the family when Jay-Z was just 11 years of age. The youthful rapper was brought by his mom up in Brooklyn's drug plagued Marcy Projects.


Carter went to rap at a youthful age as a break from the culture of drugs, viciousness, and poverty that encompassed him in the Marcy Projects. In 1989, he joined the rapper Jaz-O, a more established performer who filled in as a sort of tutor to record a melody called "The Originators," which won the pair an appearance on an episode segment of Yo! MTV Raps. It was then that Shawn Carter grasped the epithet Jay-Z, which was a tribute to Jaz-O, a play on Carter's youth moniker of "Snazzy" and a reference to the J/Z tram station close to his Brooklyn home.

Even with a new stage name, Jay-Z remained generally unknown until he and two companions, Damon Dash and Kareem Burke, established their very own record label, Roc-a-Fella Records in 1996. In June of that year, Jay-Z released his introduction album collection, Reasonable Doubt. In spite of the fact that the record only hit No. 23 on the Billboard 200, it is currently viewed as a classic hip-hop album collection, including tunes like "Can't Knock the Hustle," with Mary J. Blige, and "Brooklyn's Finest," a coordinated effort with the late Notorious B.I.G.

After a long career, Jay-Z made history in June 2019 when Forbes Magazine named him the first-ever hip hop billionaire.


Jay-Z currently has 13 studio albums, 2 live albums and 1 soundtrack album under his sleeve.

Relationships (Wife And Kids)

Being very protective of his private life, Jay-Z did not freely talk about his relationship with long-lasting sweetheart, famous singer and actress Beyoncé, for a considerable length of time. The couple even figured out how to ward off the press from their little wedding, which was on April 4, 2008, in New York City. Just around 40 individuals went to the ceremony at Jay-Z's penthouse apartment, including actress Gwyneth Paltrow and former Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Net Worth

According to www.celebritynetworth.com, Jay-Z's net worth is estimated to be around 1 billion dollars.

Last Modified: Feb 28, 2020

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