Shawn Corey Carter was given birth to in the year 1969 December 4th and is famously recalled for his on-stage name “Jay Z”. Jay Z has been involved with rapping, producing and also as an entrepreneur. His involvement with business and music has seen him become among the financial successful artiste in the history of American music artiste.
In the year 2014, Jay z’s net worth hit over $ 500 million at least according to Forbes estimate. For having sold over 100 million records, he is considered among the best-selling artiste both in nationwide and worldwide records. For his rapping prowess, he is regarded among the greatest rapper ever in the music industry and has also been awarded 21 Grammy awards in the process.
Jay Z was listed number one in the year 2006 MTV list of Greatest MCs and also has some couples of his albums (Reasonable Doubt, The Black Album and The Blueprint) in the “Rolling Stones” list of 500 greatest album as the greatest of all times.
His involvement as a business man has seen him co-own several businesses such as: Roca-A-Fella Records, Roca wear, Roc Nation Sports, 40/40 Club and was also a onetime president of DefJam Records. On his musical career note, Jay Z still has the highest (13) number one solo album on the Billboard 200 and also four on the Billboard Hot 100.
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He was ranked by Billboard in the 2000s among the ten most successful artistes that year. Jay Z is successfully married to fellow musical artiste Beyoncé and the couple already has a child between them. In preparation for the 2014 Grammy awards, Jay Z and wife Beyonce did their workout together and this workout sessions were mostly dances as a means of shedding some weight.
They also partook in some running sessions and other forms of exercises. The man behind the scene of their training session was Marco Borges and he inspired Jay Z to go on Vegan diet during the Grammy preparations. Listed below are also some facts about Jay Z you should know.
- He is the founder of record label ” Roc Nation”
- He isn’t a fan of puns
- Jay Z also revealed that at some point in his life, he sold crack
- He has been into music since he was a child and this led to his mother buying him a boom box on one of his birthdays
- Jay Z shot his elder brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry and he was just 12 at that time
- He is also the co-owner of the Rocawear clothing line
Jay-z Age and Nationality
- Shawn Corey Carter
- Jigga, Joe Camel, Jay-Z, S-dot
Date of birth
- 1969 December 4th
Place of Birth
- Brooklyn, New York (United States)
- United State of America
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How Tall is Jay-z – Jay-z Height, Weight, Age and Full Body Measurement
Body Build Type
- 187 cm
- 83 kg
- Chest – 42 inch
- Arms – 15 inch
- Waist – 35 inch
- Dark Brown
- Adnes Reeves (Father)
- Gloria Carter (Mother)
- Record producer, Rapper, Entrepreneur
- Beyoncé Knowles (married. 2008)