Shawn Corey Carter is his birth name.
Hova, HOV, Jigga
United States of America
6 feet 1 inch (1.87m)
Rapper, Record Executive, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Investor, Record Producer, Philanthropist
According to network observer, the net worth of Jay Z is approximately $1 billion. He made his net worth through a successful career in the music industry and be an acute entrepreneur.
Shawn Carter took birth in Brooklyn, New York, the United States on the 4th of December in 1969. His mother grew him up and his other siblings after the death of his father in Marcy Houses.
He joined many schools one by one. First, he went to Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn until it’s got down. At the next, George Westinghouse High School welcomed him but he left after some time. After that, he took admission at Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey. Unfortunately, he never got a graduation degree from any High School.
By noting the interest of Jay Z in music, his mother decided and gave a boom box on his birthday. After that, he began to write lyrics choosing the name ‘Jay Z’.
- Father: His father’s name was Andes Reeves.
- Mother: His mother’s name is Gloria Carter.
- Siblings: Has only 3 siblings.
- Wife: Beyonce Knowles (Famous American Singer)
- Children: A baby girl (Blue Ivy Carter, 2012) and Twins (Rumi; daughter & Sir Carter; son, 2017)
Firstly, he started to sell his records in the car because he had not any deal and he was still unsigned. Therefore, he did what he did to sell his records.
His first debut album named; ‘Reasonable Doubt’ was released in 1996 by meeting Roc-A-Fella records with Damon Dash and Kareem Biggs and strike a distribution deal with Priority. His album sold 1.5 million copies around the world in its first year.
Every single album he released got Platinum ranking. He has a record of selling more than 100 million albums in Global.
Today Jay Z has a large number of most favorite albums record on the US Billboard 200 with 14. He also has four number no.1’s on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Other Source of Wealth
Jay Z like other successful persons never ended up his career over music, he diverted and has a number of other businesses investment including nightclubs, restaurants, Ace of Spades, and music-streaming service named; ‘Tidal’.
He has also backed a large number of big products like Microsoft’s Bing, Budweiser beer, Hewlett-Packard computers, and Reebok shoes.
Here are some best focal points and Awards in Jay Z’s Career:
|2004, 2009||American Music Award||Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist||Nominated|
|2001, 2004||BET Awards||Best Male Hip-Hop Artist||Nominated|
|2012||BET Awards||Video of the Year||Won|
|2009, 2011, 2012, 2013||BET Hip-Hop Awards||Hustler of the Year||Nominated|
|2009||BET Hip-Hop Awards||Lyricist of the Year||Nominated|
|2009||BET Hip-Hop Awards||MVP of the Year||Won|
|1999||Billboard Music Awards||Rap Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|2010||BRIT Awards||Best International Male Solo Artist||Won|
|2005||Grammy Awards||Best Rap Solo Performance||Nominated|