JAY Z EMERGES AS THE FIRST RAPPER TO BECOME A BILLIONAIRE

, Magazine

Jay-Z is the first hip-hop artist to become a billionaire, according to the new cover story in Forbes.

The artist’s primary holdings follow, which Forbes calculated by “looking at the artist’s stakes in companies like Armand de Brignac champagne — applying our customary discount to private firms — then added up his income, subtracting a healthy amount to account for a superstar lifestyle,” which were then vetted by “a roster of outside experts.”

Armand de Brignac champagne
$310 million

Cash & investments, including a stake in Uber worth an estimated $70 million
$220 million

D’Ussé cognac
$100 million

Tidal streaming service
$100 million

Roc Nation
$75 million

Music catalog
$75 million

Art collection
$70 million

Real estate
$50 million 1