Jay Z Net Worth 2016: Shawn Corey Carter aka Jay Z is an American artist, producer and entrepreneur. He is one on world’s best-selling artist of all times.
Born in Brooklyn, New York City on December 4, 1969 was raised in a housing project in Brooklyn. His father abandoned the family so Jay Z’s mother raised him and his three other siblings. He attended Eli Whitney High School soon before it was shut down. Then he attended GWCTE High School in Downtown Brooklyn and Trenton Central High School in New Jersey but he did not graduate his high school. He was very much interested in music since a young age so his mother brought him a boom box. He began freestyling with beat to popular artists and writing his own lyrics. The name Jay Z comes from his childhood nickname Jazzy.
Jay Z’s career began when started to appear in Jay-O’s recordings, LL Cool J and Big Daddy Kane’s stages. He used to freestyle between their performances. His first official rap ‘In My Lifetime’ was released in 1995.