Rapper Jay Z was raised as Shawn Corey Carter by a single mother in one of the housing projects of Brooklyn, NY. He was interested in music from an early age, and attended high school with fellow future rappers The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes. Little did he know at the time that he would go on to be considered one of the best and most influential musicians and content creators in history. On top of his successful music career, Jay Z is also a noted producer, agent, and business mogul.
In honor of Jay Z’s 44th birthday this week, we compiled 6 facts you may not know about the him.
1. Forbes estimates Jay Z’s net worth at $500 million