150 million dollars
Date of Birth:
December 4, 1969
Country of Citizenship:
Shawn Corey Carter better recognized by his stage name Jay Z is assumed the world's richest rapper for 2009. He retains his position as the top earning hip-hop star in the world. Jay Z is also on top of Forbes's Hip Hop Cash Kings 2009. Worldwide he sold more than 40 million albums and received ten Grammy Awards for his career.
Jay-Z has established himself as a businessman and make a name for good investor. He owns many businesses like record companies, clothing lines, clubs and others. He is the founder of clothing brands Rocawear and Damon Dash. Jay Z invested in a real estate development venture that recently acquired a 66 million dollars parcel in New York.
The most powerful partnership in Hip-Hop is Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z. They are now the highest-earning couple in entertainment with approximately 122 million dollars for 2009. The popular music couple easy retained their first place at Forbes magazine's top-earning Hollywood couples list, making millions of dollars last year.