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No matter what Jay-Z does, whether it's music, fashion, marriage or everyday life, he seems like he's three steps a head of his closest competitor. That has a lot to do with why is net worth has bulked up to $700,436,850. In addition, Jay-Z deserves the moniker of music mogul as he has dovetailed his skills as a rapper into producing records, acting and managing new talent. His empire in the industry has few toe-to-toe competitors.
Along the way, Jay-Z has racked up the accolades setting him a part. He already has 13 Grammys to his name and has sold over 50 million albums. With his success in the music industry unparalleled, he has turned to becoming a part owner in the National Basketball League team and the owner of a posh club in New York City called 40/40.
With all the bling and trappings of his industrious nature, Jay-Z or Shawn Corey Carter (if you want to refer to his birth name) makes no bones about where his heart belongs. In 2008, he married his longtime sweetheart (and money-making machine) Beyonce. In early 2012, the celebrated couple announced the birth of their first child, Blue Ivy. Jay-Z has already cut a heart-rendering song on the child's behalf.
Beside all the work he does with his many entrepreneurial interests, Jay-Z has worked hand-in-hand with the United Nations to bring worldwide awareness to water shortage issues. In addition, he pushed his political agenda in 2008 in an effort to help register voters around the United States.
The Brooklyn, New York native has specialized in hip hop his entire career. His path led him to become the CEO of Def Jam Recordings and shared responsibility with two others at Roc-A-Fella Records. He now presides over the label Roc Nation as he becomes a mentor, super-producer and icon of the hip hop industry. His future looks golden.