Jay Z Biography

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Name: Shawn Corey Carter

Birth date: December 4, 1969

Profession: rapper, businessman

Best works: The Blueprint, The Black Album

Why you should read it: He is an example of overcoming difficulties. Like Dr.Dre, Jay Z is another American dream come true, from the streets of NYC to an empire worth $500 million.

Social networks: @S_C_, facebook

Shawn Corey Carter, best known as Jay Z, was born on 1969. He is a successful rapper, record producer, businessman and investor. He grew up being a tough kid in the streets of New York and overcame all the negative influences around him to pursue his dream. When no one signed him a record contract, he created his own label and ended building a music empire.

His music and his businesses have made him one of the richest musicians in America, enabling him to co-own the NBA Nets. Jay Z truly embodies the American Dream and its spirit. 

Jay Z has sold more than 100 million records and has received 21 Grammy Awards. Forbes estimates his net worth in US$ 520 million. And if that is not enough, he is married to Beyoncé, one of the greatest artist of our time. 

In 2015 Jay Z acquired Tidal, the subscription-based music streaming service that rivals Spotify.