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Jay-Z has 99 problems, but definitely not broke.
The rap superstar likes Jay-Z – born Shawn Corey Carter of Brooklyn, New York – grew up with his mother in the Marcy housing project, where he told NPR in an interview in 2010, his only job was to do it
"It was a very intense and exhausting situation," he told Fresh Air's Terry Gross . "In the Johnny Pump [an opened fire hydrant] was played, and the Iceman who came by and all those games we would play, and suddenly it would be violent, and at 12 o'clock in the afternoon there were shootings. It was a strange mixture of emotions. One day, your best friend could be killed. The day before you could celebrate it when he got a brand new bike. "
Jay-Z became one of the richest entertainment icons (and of course Beyoncé of course), and we know the following about the fortune of Jay-Z.
At 19, Jay-Z first appeared on MTV.
In 1989, Carter joined rapper Jaz-O to record a song called "The Originators" according to Biography which helped the couple perform in an episode of Yo! MTV It was at that time that the nickname was "Jay-Z."
However, it would still take seven years for to really succeed in and in 1996, his friends founded Damon Dash and Kareem Burke their own record label, Roc-a-Fella Records, this year Jay-Z released his debut album Reasonable Doubt, and it became an instant classic, continuing to release hit-of-hit albums. Records in the late '90s in the early 2000s, giving him his first Millions earned, Business Insider reported .
But music is not Jay-Z's only money maker.
In 1997, Jay-Z founded the clothing label Rocawear. In 2007 he turned around and sold the company for cool $ 204 million .
In 2003, Jay-Z also bought a small percentage of the New Jersey networks, which helped bring the crew back to Brooklyn. In 2013 he sold his share of the team for $ 500,000.
And in 2015 he bought the company behind the music streaming service Tidal for 56 million dollars. Well, this company has a value of 600 million dollars, reports Business Insider . Let's not forget his involvement in a champagne company. his entertainment label Roc Nation, owned by Live Nation; the sports management department, founded in 2013, called Roc Nation Sports; his investment in Jetsmarter; and its upscale sports bar in Manhattan, known as the 40/40 Club.