Jay-Z is now a billionaire, making him the first hip-hop artist to achieve this feat.
According to Forbes, Jay-Z achieved billionaire status through his multiple business ventures both inside and outside of music. This makes Jay-Z one of the few entertainers who have achieved billionaire status and "the first hip-hop artist to do so."
Jay-Z is involved in almost everything, from art, to real estate, stakes in major companies like Uber, and even liquor.
The rapper's brand D'Ussé is officially worth $100 million, while his streaming service Tidal is also worth $100 million. His entertainment company Roc Nation is worth $75 million, and his classic music catalog is also worth $75 million.