Who is Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter)? Biography & Wiki
Jay-Z Originally named Shawn Corey Carter is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, businessman, and record producer who came to the limelight after the release of his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt but the most famous album The BluePrint was released in 2001. He was born on December 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. As of 2021, he is 51 years old with 6 feet 2 inches tall in height. He is ranked as one of the best selling musical artists with over 50 million album pieces sold worldwide.
Educational qualification background
Jay-Z attended Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn until the school was closed and then he started his study at George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High school along with his fellow rappers Busta Rhymes and The Notorious B.I.G however, he didn’t graduate and was involved in selling crack cocaine.
Jay-Z Family, Parents and siblings
His African-American family used to live in Marcy Houses, a housing project in Brooklyn at the time of his birth. His father Adnis Reeves left his mother Gloria Carter when he was just 4 years old so her mother raised him along with his three siblings as a result there was a financial crisis in the family. His father later met and reconciled with him but died in 2003. He tried hard to push himself and tried legal and illegal ways to earn in his early days.
Relationships, Wife, Children
Jay-Z was in a romantic love relationship with his fellow performer Beyonce and they officially confirmed their relationship on September 5, 2008. Forbes has ranked them as the most earning couple with a combined total of 162 million USD and made it to the top and they earned a whopping 122 million USD between 2008 to 2009. They live in a 88 million USD house in the Bel-Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles. His wife gave birth to their first girl child, Blue Ivy Carter in 2012 and later gave birth to twins, a son named Sir and a daughter named Rumi in 2017.
Income, Earnings and Net Worth (2021)
Well, We don’t need to talk about Jay-Z‘s income and earnings as he is the first hip hop artist to be a billionaire. His income and earnings were generated from the amount he got by selling his albums and payments received from the stage shows. But he managed to elaborate his income source as a successful entrepreneur with a business empire including beverages, clothing line, real estate, sports team and record labels. As of 2021, his Net Worth is estimated to be around 1 billion USD.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Full Real Name||Shawn Corey Carter|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, NewYork, USA|
|Date of Birth (Birthday)||December 4, 1969|
|Age||51 years old (2021)|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches|
|Net worth (2021)||1 Billion USD|
|Educational qualifications||High school drop-out|
|School/college/University||George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High school|
Jay-Z Other Quick Information
Profession: Rapper, Performer, Entrepreneur
Weight: 80 kilograms
Body measurements: N/A
Father Name: Adnis Reeves
Mother Name: Gloria Carter
Brother Name: N/A
Sister Name: N/A
Marital status: Married
Relationship status: Engaged
Girlfriend Name: Beyonce
Wife Name: Beyonce
Son Name: Sir Carter
Daughter Name: Rumi Carter, Blue Ivy Carter
Facebook Account: YES
Instagram Account: NO
Twitter Account: YES
Movies & Tv-series: N/A
Some facts about Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter)
- He became the first hip hop billionaire.
- He became the first rapper to be honoured into the Songwriters Hall of fame.
- He is the wealthiest American Musician and fifth richest African American.
- He started selling his CD’s himself out of his car and later created Roc-A-Fella Records as an independent label.
- His rapping technique is termed as triplet rhyme.
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