Jay Z Net Worth

Net Worth: $550 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music, Fashion, Sports
  • Birth Place Brooklyn, New York
  • Height 6' 2" (1.87 m)
  • Marital Status Married (BeyoncĂ© Knowles)
  • Full Name Shawn Corey Carter
  • Nationality United States
  • Date of Birth December 4, 1969
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • Weight 194 lbs ( 87.9 kg)
  • Occupation Rapper, Record producer, Entrepreneur, Actor, Sports Manager
  • Children 1 (Blue Ivy Carter)
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About Jay Z

American rapper, businessman and occasional actor, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, has an estimated net worth of $550 million in 2015, according to Forbes. Embodying the rags-to-riches rap dream, Jay-Z pulled himself up by his bootstraps as a youth to eventually become the reigning rapper of New York City and, in turn, a major-label executive following his short-lived retirement from music-making.

Jay-Z sold Rocawear clothing label for $204 million in 2007, signed 10-year $150 million Live Nation deal in 2008 and holds stakes in New Jersey Nets, 40/40 Club chain, and ad firm Translation. Jay-Z’s memoir Decoded hit bookstores in November 2010; business-focused biography Empire State of Mind by Forbes’ Zack O’Malley Greenburg followed in March. He married American R&B superstar BeyoncĂ© Knowles on April 4, 2008 and on January 7, 2012, she gave birth to their daughter, named Blue Ivy Carter, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving thirteen Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. Born Shawn Corey Carter on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Jay Z's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2015 $56 Million
Earnings 2014 $60 Million
Earnings 2013 N/A
Sale of Asset Sep. 2013

Earning from Selling Shares of Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center

$1,500,000
Contract Jul. 2013

Earning for Samsung Exclusivity on first 1 Million Downloads of "Magna Carta Holy Grail" to Galaxy Users

$5,000,000
Record Sales 2013

Earning from the album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" (Excluding the Samsung Exclusive Deal)

$1,500,000
Earnings 2012 $42 Million
Earnings 2011 N/A
Record Sales 2011

Earning from the album "Watch the Throne"

$2,000,000
Earnings 2010 $63 Million
Earnings 2009 N/A
Record Sales 2009

Earning from the album "The Blueprint 3"

$2,400,000
Earnings 2008 N/A
Royalties Jun. 2008

Royalty Fee from Rocawear (Despite New Ownership in 2007)

$5,000,000
Earnings 2007 N/A
Sale of Asset Mar. 2007

Sale of Rocawear to Iconix Brand Group

$204,000,000
Record Sales 2007

Earning from the album "American Gangster"

$1,600,000
Earnings 2006 N/A
Record Sales 2006

Earning from the album "Kingdom Come"

$3,000
Earnings 2004 N/A
Record Sales 2004

Earning from the album "Unfinished Business"

$750,000
Record Sales 2004

Earning from the album "The Black Album"

$4,000,000
Earnings 2002 N/A
Record Sales 2002

Earning from the album "The Blueprint 2: The Gift and The Curse"

$2,500,000
Record Sales 2002

Earning from the album "The Best of Both Worlds"

$1,200,000
Earnings 2001 N/A
Record Sales 2001

Earning from the album "The Blueprint"

$3,500,000
Earnings 2000 N/A
Record Sales 2000

Earning from the album "The Dynasty: Roc La Familia"

$3,000,000
Earnings 1999 N/A
Record Sales 1999

Earning from the album "Vol 3 Life and Times of S. Carter"

$5,000,000
Earnings 1998 N/A
Record Sales 1998

Earning from the album "Vol 2 Hard Knock Life"

$10,500,000
Earnings 1997 N/A
Record Sales 1997

Earning from the album "In My Lifetime, Vol 1"

$2,500,000
Earnings 1996 N/A
Record Sales 1996

Earning from the album "Reasonable Doubt"

$2,250,000
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