Jay Z

Quick Facts

Full NameShawn Corey Carter
NicknamesThe Carter Administration, Jigga, Hova, El Presidente, HOV
Date of BirthDecember 4, 1969
Place of BirthNew York City, U.S.
OccupationRapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, record executive, media proprietor
Years Active1986–present
SpouseBeyoncé (married in 2008)
Children3, including Blue Ivy
Notable Works– Co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records – Albums: Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, The Black Album, American Gangster, 4:44, Watch the Throne – Co-founded Rocawear
Achievements– Named greatest rapper of all time by Billboard and Vibe – Holds the record for the most number-one albums (14) of any solo artist on the Billboard 200
Business Ventures– Co-founded Rocawear clothing retailer – Founded 40/40 Club luxury bar chain – Launched Roc Nation entertainment agency – Acquired Aspiro and expanded Tidal
Net WorthUS$2.5 billion (as of 2024)
Awards– 24 Grammy Awards – NAACP’s President’s Award – Ranked by Billboard and Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest artists of all time
Early Life and Education– Raised in Marcy Houses, Brooklyn – Dropped out of high school during sophomore year – Sold crack cocaine during his youth – Shot at three times

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