Jay Z’s Net Worth Rises to over GH¢30 billion and Maintains Richest Rapper Title, Social Media Stunned
- Jay Z has been named the richest rapper alive and his business moves have earned him the respect of many
- The rapper's wealth soared to more than double what he was worth last year due to his brands outside of music
- Hip-hop fans discussed Jay Z's wealth on social media and many said his life story is inspirational
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Shawn Carter known as Jay Z has more than doubled his net worth according to new estimates by Forbes.
Forbes reported on Friday that the Run This Town hitmaker's net worth was R45 billion making him not only the richest rapper alive but the 1,208th wealthiest person.
"The Brooklyn-born rapper was crowned hip-hop’s first billionaire by Forbes in 2019, thanks to a sprawling and diversified empire."
The publication stated that he made millions from his Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Usse cognac brands.
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The rapper has not released new music or toured recently but has managed to increase his wealth from R19 billion to R45 billion in just a year, reported The Shade Room.
Jay Z is not far behind media mogul Oprah Winfrey who is 1,204th on the ranking list.
Kanye West who once held the richest rapper title, lost his billionaire status after Adidas terminated their partnership with him.
Netizens on Twitter react to Jay Z's ranking by Forbes
"You know puff got more money. He’ll be transparent at some point again."
"Greatest rapper ever!"
"The 1,203rd tho sheesh, I ain't even know it was that many of them."
"Who cares. He’s not doing anything for the black communities."
"Another congratulation": Nigerian millionaire builds plush mansion, flaunts lavish interior in video
"To go from the projects to become a billionaire is an amazing feat. Upward mobility is key."
"Kanye will be back in that spot."
"It’s crazy to think there are 7 billion people on this planet and most of the wealth is shared by 1000-odd people."
"The real story here is there are 1207 people more wealthy than him."
Jay Z Rocks hoodie with Ghana written on the back
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that 'Run This Town' crooner Jay Z has melted the hearts of Ghanaians after they spotted the name of the motherland boldly printed at the back of his hoodie.
He was captured at the recently held the 57th Super Bowl which was held on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona-Phoenix.
The video has sparked several comments from Ghanaians as the hoodie hints that his wife Beyoncé would be touring these countries for her Renaissance World Tour.
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