Jay-Z Is The First Hip-Hop Artist To Become A Billionaire

Jay-Z has become the first hip-hop star to become a billionaire.

In a new article published by Forbes, the rapper has built an empire based on his love of art, real estate, and his successful companies, including Armand de Brignac champagne.

He also has a stake in Uber, which is worth an estimated $70 million, and launched streaming service Tidal and the entertainment company Roc Nation.

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As well, Jay-Z partnered with Bacardi to make cognac, D’Ussé.

“Jay-Z resonates with consumers who are attracted to the ultra-premium lifestyle,” said Eric Schmidt, Beverage Marketing Corp.’s director of alcohol research.

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See where Jay-Z’s millions lie below…

Armand de Brignac champagne – $310 million

Cash & investments, including a stake in Uber – $220 million

D’Ussé cognac – $100 million

Tidal streaming service – $100 million

Roc Nation – $75 million

Music catalogue – $75 million

Art collection – $70 million

Real estate – $50 million

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