JAY-Z Biography

27Nov10

Rapper mogul Jay-Z rose to fame with his one-of-a-kind street lyrics and rhymes. Owing his success to millions of albums sold and his successful business ventures, Jay-Z has a net worth of more than $450 million as of 2010 making Jay-Z the richest rapper in the world!

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It was not always smooth sailing for this ultra successful artist and businessman, growing up was tough for Jay-Z, he lived in a housing project in Brooklyn, New York. Jay-Z shot his brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry and he talks about having sold crack cocaine in his music but that’s all in the past..

His business acumen has done wonders to the rapping industry by having introduced a lot of today’s popular rap and R &B artists. Jay-Z is perhaps the first person ever to have his signature shoes, Reebok’s S. Carter even though he is no athlete.

Birth name: Shawn Corey Carter; Born December 4, 1969 in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York; Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

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