Jay-Z named first rapper billionaire by Forbes magazine

Billi GOAT: Jay-Z Becomes First Billionaire Hip-Hop Artist/Businessman According To Forbes, Breakdown Is Bonkers

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Jay-Z Becomes First Billionaire Rapper

The folks at Forbes have been pocket-watching Jay-Z for quite some time and the Brooklyn-born businessman is well aware of this as he famously-rapped on his American Gangster hit “Roc Boys”:

“Take what the Forbes figured and figure more…”

Well, all that figuring has led them to this conclusion, Jay-Z is worth $1 billion. The breakdown of that 10-figure net worth is pretty impressive for anyone, even more so considering that he started on a street corner in Marcy Projects.

Flip the page to see how H-to-the-O-V has been bringin’ in the bucks.

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