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Jay Z Net Worth - $900 Million
American rapper, businessman and occasional actor, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, has an estimated net worth of $900 million. Embodying the rags-to-riches rap dream, Jay-Z pulled himself up by his bootstraps as a youth to eventually become the reigning rapper of New York City and, in turn, a major-label executive following his short-lived retirement from music-making.

Jay-Z sold Rocawear clothing label for $204 million in 2007, signed 10-year $150 million Live Nation deal in 2008 and holds stakes in New Jersey Nets, 40/40 Club chain, and ad firm Translation. His memoir, Decoded, hit bookstores in November 2010; business-focused biography Empire State of Mind by Forbes' Zack O'Malley Greenburg followed in March.

He has sold approximately 100 million albums worldwide while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations.

Ninette James's Album: Top 100 Richest Musicians

DESCRIPTION : It feels good to listen to your favorite song/s while doing the things that you love. Music is always good to the ears, regardless of the genre because every person has his or her own preference. The same goes with the music stars they follow and this also often associated with their kind of music. Because of this, music artists build immense amount of money and dominate the entertainment industry. After all, music is a cash heavy industry and it is pretty rich. The richest musicians in the world are the masters of their domain and some of their albums have spawned songs that were later tagged as some of the world’s favorites. They receive money for their talent as they play live in concerts, produce soundtracks of top grossing films, as well as write lyrics or play instruments. They can even make more money as they make their way to Hollywood or Broadway, or become one of the successful entrepreneurs in the music or other industry. However, many artists know how the struggle is real as they enter the music industry. Some of them paid their dues and never broke through the mainstream. It takes effort, time, money, and the right attitude to make it into music. Upcoming and ambitious musicians have to become marketers on top of writing songs and playing instruments. Everyday, new music is released and the competition is growing. It is no easy task to become a musician and it is even harder to make it as a professional career. It doesn't take overnight for the musicians to do make it into the industry. Take a look at this list and see how many of them strike a chord within you.


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