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Beyonce and Jay-Z at Golden State Warriors NBA Playoffs

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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.

Creatures Of The Night Late-Night Soiree Hosted By Chopard And Champagne Armand De Brignac

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Armand de Brignac: $310 million

Ride Hailing App Uber Prepares For Its IPO On The New York Stock Exchange

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Cash & investments: $220 million (including $70 million stake in Uber)

City of Hope Spirit Of Life Gala 2018 - Inside

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D’Ussé: $100 million


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Tidal: $100 million (There were a LOT of jokes and pointed critiques about Jay’s streaming service back in 2015. Who do you think is laughing now?)

2019 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH - Inside

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Roc Nation: $75 million (It’s the ROC, you bankers!)


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Music catalog: $75 million

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Art collection: $70 million

Bel Air Los Angeles neigborhood mansions and golf course, aerial

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Real estate: $50 million


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