Forbes Names Jay-Z Richest Musician In The World

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American music mogul, Jay–Z was on Monday named by Forbes as the richest musician in the world.


According to Forbes, the rapper is now the first rapper to become a billionaire. A report posted on its website said the rapper is worth over $1bn.


The report reads in part


“It’s clear that Jay-Z has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire—and the first hip-hop artist to do so,” Forbes said.


Forbes’ breakdown indicated that the rapper’s chief source of wealth is his $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac champagne brand (at $310 million), but also boasts of investments at well over $200 million (including a large stake in Uber).


The report also said the reason Jay-Z’s wealth went all up on the table is his new business interest in alcohol. His streaming service, Tidal allegedly supplies about $100 million of his net worth, just behind his cognac D’Ussé.


Jay-Z recently gave a special performance to celebrate the re-opening of the celebrated NYC venue Webster Hall.