A billi, a billionaire. Call me Phil Collins, I feel a billion is in the air.
Amazing to think that Jay Z rapped these words 11 years ago for his remix to Weezy's "A Milli." And as of today, he's officially a billionaire! Revealed in a new Forbes cover story, Hov’s fortunes have hit the billion mark - making him the FIRST Hip Hop artist to reach the milestone.
While he remains one of the best selling Hip Hop artists in the game, Hov’s portfolio is not just music. His earnings are derived from various business ventures that include liquor (D’Usse), fine art, real estate, stakes in Uber (and other companies), Tidal, Roc Nation, and of course his long catalog of music.
We salute the self-made billionaire from Brooklyn with a compilation of our favorite Jay moments.
It's only right we start off with this gem. Jay Z spotted with the late, Nipsey Hussle.
History was made when two of New York Hip Hop's legends finally came together after putting the beef aside.
Stuntin' with his Bonnie, Hip Hop's royal couple, never disappoint.
What's a man if he doesn't take care of his family? Jay spotted at an award show with daughter, Blue, and wifey, Beyonce.
Two living icons in one photo.
Jay typically keeps it simple in all black, but accessorizing with multiple gold chains once in awhile doesn't hurt either.
In a two-part documentary, Biggie's mother, Voletta Wallace, gave insight into the type of friendship her son, B.I.G., and Jay had: "Christopher and Jay, they're a different relationship, they're very good friends."