Jay-Z Cements Himself as the World’s Wealthiest Rapper

Jay Z in concert in 2017. Photo by Brandon Marshall/REX/Shutterstock (9190961e)

All hail, Jay-Z!

The “Empire State of Mind” rapper might have 99 problems, but his status as one of the world’s most successful musicians in his field certainly isn’t one.

In fact, according to Forbes it is now a fact.

The US business publication has named Jay-Z as the world’s first billionaire rapper.

“It’s clear that Jay-Z has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion (£790 million), making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire — and the first hip-hop artist to do so,” the magazine stated in its recent edition.

The 49-year-old’s fortune is not solely music-related (although that does make up a significant $75 million), but also his stakes in drinks brand Armand de Brignan and D’Ussé cognac, Tidal, Roc Nation, an impressive art collection, and property.

Plus, he’s married to Beyoncé with three beautiful children, so he’s rich in other ways too.