Jay Z Net Worth In 2021

What is Jay Z’s net worth? Jay Z net worth comes from his music and media business.

Shawn Corey Carter has known professionally as Jay-Z is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, businessman, and media proprietor. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history, and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time.

Jay Z Net Worth

Net Worth

US$ 1.4 billion


51 (born December 4, 1969)

Country of Origin


Source of Wealth

Music and Media Business

Early Life & Career

Shawn Core y Carter was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on December 4, 1969.

1995–1997: Reasonable Doubt and In My Lifetime, Vol. 1: With no major label to give him a record deal, Jay-Z sold CDs out of his car and, with Damon “Dame” Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke, created Roc-A-Fella Records as an independent label in 1995. After striking a distribution deal with Priority, Jay-Z released his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt with beats from acclaimed producers such as DJ Premier and Super DJ Clark Kent and an appearance by The Notorious B.I.G. The album reached number 23 on the Billboard 200. 

After reaching a new distribution deal with Def Jam in 1997, Jay-Z released his follow-up In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. Produced by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, it outsold his previous release.

1998–2000: Vol. 2…, Vol. 3… and The Dynasty: In 1998, Jay-Z released Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life which spawned the biggest hit of his career at the time, “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)”. In 2000, Jay-Z released The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, which was originally intended to become a compilation album for Roc-A-Fella artists but Def Jam turned into a Jay-Z album.

2001–2002: Feud with Nas, The Blueprint and The Blueprint2: Jay-Z released his sixth studio album, The Blueprint, which received a coveted five-mic review from hip-hop magazine The Source.

Jay-Z’s next solo album was 2002’s The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse, a double album. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one, selling over 3 million units in the U.S. alone.

2003–2005: The Black Album and initial retirement: After visiting the south of France, Jay-Z announced work on his eighth studio album The Black Album at the opening of the 40/40 Club. On November 25, 2003, Jay-Z held a concert—billed as a “retirement party” at Madison Square Garden in New York City, which would later be the focus of his film Fade to Black.

2005–2007: Kingdom Come and American Gangster: Jay-Z returned with his comeback album on November 21, 2006, titled Kingdom Come. Jay-Z released his tenth album entitled American Gangster on November 6, 2007.

2008–2011: The Blueprint 3 and Watch the Throne: During Kanye West’s concert of August 6, 2008, at Madison Square Garden, Jay-Z came out to perform a new song and he and Kanye proclaimed that it was to be on The Blueprint 3. Jay-Z also appeared on stage during U2 performances of “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, and in Auckland also on a five-track EP entitled Watch the Throne.

2017–2018: 4:44 and Everything Is Love: In early June 2017, posters were displayed in New York City and Los Angeles, as well as banner ads on the Internet promoting a Tidal-related project titled 4:44. On June 6, 2018, Jay-Z and Beyoncé kicked off the On the Run II Tour in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Ten days later, at their final London performance, the pair unveiled Everything Is Love, their much-awaited joint studio album, credited under the name The Carters.

Jay Z’s net worth in 2021 is $1.4 Billion.

Few Facts About Jay Z

  • Jay-Z actually lived in London during the late 1980s
  • Michael Jackson secretly sang on Jay-Z’s hit single ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
  • Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy featured on his song ‘Glory’ when she was just two days old
  • In 2009, Jay Z and his wife Beyonce were named the most powerful couple in the world
  • Jay Z founded Rocawear along with Damon Dash. The label’s annual revenue is $700 million
  • Despite a close friendship with Barack Obama, he says he will never be a politician
  • Jay Z became the first major hip-hop artist to headline Glastonbury Festival in 2008

Top Quotes

  1. “I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.”
  2. “Life is all there is. And if that’s true, then we have to really live it — we have to take it for everything it has and “die enormous” instead of “living dormant.”
  3. “I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.”
  4. “All I got is dreams. Nobody else believes. Nobody else can see. Nobody else but me.”
  5. “May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows.”

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