“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man!” rappait Jay-Z in a remix of Diamonds From Sierra Leone with Kanye West. The american star of the rap, in activity since 1996, “has amassed a total fortune of a billion dollars, which makes him one of the few billionaires in the world of entertainment, and the first to come up in the middle of the rap,” says Forbes in an article on the husband of Beyoncé. The heritage of the latter had already exceeded one billion in 2017, placing it 46th place of the richest women in the United States.

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High in a city tenement buildings in the Brooklyn neighborhood in New York, Jay-Z, who sold drugs in his youth, has experienced a “success story” american him who is now respected in the business community of new york and has developed a friendship with Barack Obama.

His shares in the champagne Armand de Brignac and his cognac D’ussé, respectively, have been reported to Shawn Carter, his real name, 220 and 100 million dollars. The music catalog of the rapper 49-year-old applies for $ 75 million in capital against $ 100 million for its streaming service, Tidal. With his wife Beyoncé, Jay-Z owns a penthouse apartment in the very chic neighborhood of Tribeca in Manhattan, as well as properties in the suburbs of New York and the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. A real estate property with a value of $ 50 million.

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Battle between Cse

In the hip-hop u.s., where rappers like to boast of their wealth, the race to the first billionaire has long raged. The producer Dr. Dr. believed to be able to win the title so coveted thanks to the acquisition by Apple of his company audio headphones Beats By Dre, for $ 3 billion in 2014. Las, according to the Forbes 2018, it has “only” $ 770 million. The producer Diddy (formerly Puff Daddy) is worth for its share of $ 825 million, according to the same source. The three men are not only the richest in the middle to rap, but of all american music.

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