Jay-Z is a hip hop billionaire because he has built a diversified business empire that includes music, entertainment, fashion, alcohol, art, and investments. According to Forbes, Jay-Z’s net worth is $2.5 billion as of March 2023, making him the wealthiest person in hip hop. Some of his major sources of income are:. His Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Usse cognac brands, which he owns stakes in and sells worldwide. His entertainment company Roc Nation, which manages artists, athletes, and events. His music catalog, which includes 14 solo albums and numerous collaborations with other artists. His fine art collection, which features works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Damien Hirst. His investments in companies like Uber, Block (formerly Square), Marcy Venture Partners, and TIDAL. Jay-Z is also married to Beyoncé Knowles, who is another billionaire with a net worth of $1.8 billion1. Together, they are one of the most influential and powerful couples in the world.