Jay-Z’s Net Worth Soars to $2.5 Billion, According to Forbes
Jay-Z is still very much a business, mannnn … according to Forbes, the Roc Nation rapper is now worth a jaw-dropping $2.5 billion following the sale of his alcohol brand.
The updated ranking from Friday makes Hov the 1,203rd richest person in the world.
Back in February, Jay sold his 50% stake of his D’USSÉ cognac back to its parent company Bacardi for a reported $750 million after a tense court battle … and still retains sizeable ownership in the brand.
Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is still the richest person in the world with a net worth of $216.1 billion … but bragging rights for the most-paid rapper currently sit with Jigga.
Not only that, Billboard recently named him “The Best Rapper Of All-Time,” and he holds the most Grammys for a rapper with 24.
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Lil Wayne recently disputed Jay’s title with open regard — and gained support from respected personality Angie Martinez — but given the stack of Hov’s #1’s, that could be a highly contested debate.