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American musician Shawn Carter popularly known as Jay Z has always been known to be a successful musician whose life and career is a goal for many other celebrities both in Nigeria and overseas. Once more, the wealthy businessman and singer has only proven that, for him, life can only get better.
Although the musician has never been a back bencher when it comes to talking about wealthy singers, this year, he has risen to an even higher pedestal by becoming the wealthiest American musician there is with a net worth of N327 billion. The statistics which was gathered by Forbes was aimed at discovering the wealthiest American celebrities that there are. After the thoroughly carried out research it was discovered that the Jay Z is the richest musician there is in the US. He beat colleague Diddy to bear this record. He is, however, not the richest celebrity. He is topped by four other celebrities, the first of which is George Lucas, the creator of the legendary seasonal movie Star Wars. The fact that George sold his production company to Disney is what accounts for his first place in the category of America’s richest celebrities.
Jay Z also met his match in another American celebrity named Kylie Jenner. The duo are in a tie as they both are fifth on the rank. This means that the 21-year-old cosmetic dealer also has about N327 billion. Kylie who is regarded as the youngest self-made billionaire got her wealth from her cosmetic line and her near monopolistic dealings in bare-bones business. Kylie Cosmetics which is owned by her has been able to amass so much wealth because the entrepreneur has a lot of followers on Instagram.
Jay Z, on the other hand, made his wealth through his holdings in his entertainment empire Roc Nation and streaming service Tidal. But even more, he has shares in big companies like Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac. For this reason, his net worth moved by N32 billion this year. Talking about his unanticipated wealth, Jay Z made effort to debunk the claim that a musician cannot be rich.
He said: “That was the greatest trick in music that people ever pulled off, to convince artists that you can’t be an artist and make money. When you’re in the studio, you’re an artist, you make music, and then after you finish, you market it to the world. I don’t think anything is wrong with that. In fact, I know there’s nothing wrong with that.” PAY ATTENTION: Read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app Other people who were on the list of America’s wealthiest celebrities include Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, David Copperfield, Diddy, Tiger Woods and James Patterson. Jay Z is, indeed, a successful person.