It’s official, Jay-Z is hip-hop’s first billionaire

Jay-Z, according to Forbes, has  accumulated a fortune of $1 billion. He is the first hip-hop musician to achieve such feat.

His huge fortune was made from cash investments, his famous record label, streaming service, real estate, art collections, music catalog and liquor deals; Armand de Brignac and D’Ussé.

Cash and investments: $220 million
Liquor brands (D’Ussé and Armand de Brignac): $410 million
Music streaming platform (Tidal): $100 million
Record label (Roc Nation): $75 million
Music catalog: $75 million
Art collection: $70 million
Real estate investments: $50 million

According to Forbes, Dr. Dre who many assume is a billionaire has not achieved such feat yet; his net worth is $850 million dollars.