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Jay-Z Becomes Hip-Hop's First Billionaire

Maria Perez
Jun 5, 2019 - 5:00

Rapper Jay-Z said it best: “I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man." The hip-hop legend has plenty of rap songs about being a billionaire and now he is one. Forbes announced on Monday, June 3 that Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is the first hip-hop artist to become a billionaire because of smart investments in real estate, businesses, and art. "Less than a decade later, it's clear that Jay-Z has accumulated a fortune that...

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