Quick Facts of

  • First NameJay-Z
  • Date of Birth12 April, 1969
  • Net Worth$ 1.5 Billion
  • CareerAmerican rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, producer
  • Age53 Years
  • Height5 Feet 6 inches
  • WifeBeyonce

What Is Jay-Z’s Net Worth?

Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, producer, and a record executive who is best known for being the only rapper with 22 Grammy Awards. He is the founder of the Rocawear clothing wear and entertainment company Roc Nation. Apart from that, Jay-Z is the husband of Beyoncé who is also a millionaire with a net worth of $350 million.  

The American musician has a net worth of $1.5 billion. The article below deals with Jay-Z’s net worth in details, his earnings from record sales and other income sources.

Net Worth Details-Earnings, Salary and Income Sources

As of 2022, Jay-Z has accumulated wealth worth of $1.5 billion. The rapper earned most of his money from the sales of his record albums and from his other business ventures.

He is among the richest rappers of all time alongside Kanye West, Drake, and 50 Cent (prior) to name a few. He started his career in 1995 after founding his own record label Roc-A-Fella Records. His debut album Reasonable Doubt was released in 1996.

As of 2019, Jay has released a total of 19 albums which have helped him gain immense stardom.

His most notable albums are The Blueprint, Kingdom Come, American Gangster, and Magna Carta Holy Grail, whose songs have been on the billboard’s top list.


The estimated earnings of the rapper’s albums are enlisted below:

Reasonable Doubt1996$1,380,000
In My Lifetime, Vol. 11997$1,300,000
Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life1998$7,230,000
Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter1999$4,040,000
The Dynasty: Roc La Familia2000$2,680,000
The Blueprint2001$3,510,000
The Best of Both Worlds 2002$1,300,000
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse2002$4,290,000
The Black Album2003$5,090,000
Collision Course2004$3,320,000
Kingdom Come2006$3,520,000
American Gangster 2007$1,440,000
The Blueprint 32009$2,040,000
Watch the Throne2011$1,910,000
Magna Carta Holy Grail2013$2,830,000

His yearly earnings are given below:

  • 2007- $34 million
  • 2008- $82 million
  • 2009- $35 million
  • 2010- $63 million
  • 2011- $450 million
  • 2012- $460 million
  • 2013- $475 million
  • 2014- $520 million
  • 2015- $56 million
  • 2016- $610 million
  • 2017- $42 million
  • 2018- $76.5 million

Ticket Sales:

Being a prominent musician, Jay-Z is frequently on tours and concerts. The sales of the ticket concert are also part of his immense wealth.

He toured with Mary J. Blige in 2008 and the total revenue collected from the sold-out concert was $34.2 million. That same year he toured with Coldplay. The amount collected from the sales of the ticket was $119.2 million.

In 2009, he toured with rock band U2, from which they collected $736.4 million after selling 7.2 million tickets.

He also toured with fellow rapper Kanye West in 2012. The Watch the Throne Tour had an overall collection of $40 million.

He also performed besides Justin Timberlake at the Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour, which had earnings of $69.7 million in 2013.

From his Magna Carta World Tour, he bagged a total of $48.9 million.

He also toured with wife Beyonce in 2014 (On the Run Tour) which had gross earnings of $109 million.

The 4:44 tour had total earnings of $48.7 million from the sales of 426,441 tickets.

Earnings from Movies

Jay-Z acted in a few movies during his career which has had good earnings in the past.

  • Backstage (2000)- $1,190,000
  • State Property (2002)- $2,110,000
  • Fade to Black (2004)- $742,080,000
  • The Great Gatsby (2013)- $353,640,000
  • Annie (2014)- $133,820,000

Instagram and Endorsement Deals

Jay-Z is active in Instagram as @jayz.co from where he has estimated earnings of $426.75 – $711.25 for every post.

The American rapper signed a deal with Samsung in 2013 whereby he was offered $20 million.

He has a 10-year contract with Live Nation, which offered him $200 million.

The Holy Grail singer also has endorsement deals with Ace of Spades, Bacardi, 40/40 Club, Brooklyn Nets and Armand de Brignac.

However, the money he made from these deals with such brands are currently unknown.

Assets: Houses, Cars, Insurances, Tax, and Charity

He bought a 7 bedroom house in New Orleans at a price of $2.6 million. He also bought a penthouse in Tribeca, New York in 2004 at a market price of $6.85 million.

In 2017 Jay-Z bought an apartment at the Trump Tower for which he paid $2.5 million.

He bought a home in 2018 in Westchester County, New York in January 2018 at the market price of $2.5 million.

Together with Jay and Beyonce purchased a mansion at the price of $45 million. The mansion is accommodated with 123 rooms, 27 bathrooms, 14 bedrooms, tennis court, nightclub, and a citrus orchard.

In the occasion of Christmas in 2017, he bought a bottle of champagne for which he paid $75,860.


Being a billionaire, The American rapper’s garage houses a collection of luxury cars.

  1. Maybach Excelor- $8 million
  2. Mercedes Benz- $124,500
  3. Ferrari F430 Spider- $439,337
  4. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport- $5.8 million
  5. Pagani Zonda F- $1.4 million

He is also the proud owner of a plane, Bombardier Challenger 850, which costs $31.2 million.

He sold the ownership rights of Rocawear to Iconix Brand Group in March 2007 ate the price of $204 million.

He also collaborated with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to invest in a beauty products start-up. Together the trio invested a sum of $10 million.

Jay-Z sold his shares of the Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets at the price of $1.5 million in 2013.

In 2017 he sold Tidal’s 33% shares to Sprint, from which he earned $200 million.

He wears a Hublot Big Bang Watch which costs about $90,100.


Jay-Z collaborated with musician Diddy and raised $1 million to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

He donated $1.5 million to fund the cause of Black Lives Matter.

He sent designer clothes worth $2,500 to Spring Hill Campaign for Adolescent and University Student Empowerment for their efforts.

His concert of 2006 helped raise a sum of $250,000 for PlayPumps International.

He also supports charitable organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of America, GRAMMY Foundation, Global Poverty Project, Global Citizen, Robin Hood, United Way Music for Relief and Keep A Child Alive, and many more.

Being a billionaire Jay must be heavily insured and might be paying huge lumps of money in the name of tax.

Jay-Z’s Personal Life-Age, Marriage, Children, Height, and Weight

He was born as Shawn Corey Carter in New York City on 4th December 1969. He is the son of Gloria Carter and Adnis Reeves.

He has three siblings. He is an American by birth and his ethnicity is African-American.

Talking about his academic qualifications, the Niggas in Paris singer attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School along with friends Late The Notorious B.I.G and Busta Rhymes. He also enrolled at Trenton Central High School.

Jay-Z is married to American singer Beyonce on 22nd April 2008. Together the couple has welcomed three kids; a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter and twins Rumi (daughter) and Sir (son).

Apart from that, he is not known to have any other relationships.

Height and Weight

The American rapper stands tall with a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (188 cms) and has a weight of 83 kgs (183 lbs).