Jay-Z becomes raps first billionaire!

June 3, 2019

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As Jay-Z boasted with Jermaine Dupri over 20 years ago on "Money Ain't A Thang", it seems its definitely not a thang here in 2019 as Forbes has officially listed him as the first rapper to become a billionaire!  Combining several investments and business ventures such as his ownership in the streaming platform Tidal, Roc Nation Sports and Uber as well as his music catalogue and real estate purchases, Forbes buts Jay-Z healthily over the billion dollar amount, which doesnt even include income from his wife Beyonce who is estimated well over $350 Million!  

You might be asking "wasn't Dr. Dre raps first billionaire" but apparently the year he sold Beats Music did put his net worth over the Billi' mark, taxes brought him below the coveted $1,000,000,000 mark.