That’s right, according to Forbes, JAY-Z has become Hip-Hop’s first billionaire.
On top of all the music he’s put out and owns the masters to, Hov has his hands on many different endeavors–TIDAL, label and management company Roc Nation, liquor (Armand de Brignac and D’Ussé), art collection, real estate investments and plenty more.
You’re probably thinking “Didn’t Dr. Dre already do that?” the simple answer is no. Dre did sell BeatsByDre to Apple for $3 billion, unfortunately when you look at the details Dre only saw a piece of the pie after splitting with all the investors/partners.
This is definitely a moment Hip-Hop needs to celebrate. Congrats Hov!