7. Jay Z – Net Worth: $550 Million
American rapper, hip hop mogul, and businessman Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is currently worth an estimated $550 million.
Jay Z’s first album Reasonable Doubt went platinum, immediately establishing his influence and grip on the world of hip-hop. From there, each album represented a gain in sales.
Jay has worked with other big name musicians like Kanye West, Just Blaze, and The Neptunes.
Married to a fellow musician, Beyonce, he and his wife are one of the most influential couples in the music industry. As a combo, the pair is worth well over $800 million.
It can be hard to keep track of all the different money-making schemes that Jay Z has his hands in, but his most consistent money-maker has been his music.
Jay Z’s music streaming service, Tidal, has also seen a huge growth in download numbers.
The rest of his earnings have come in the form of endorsement deals and business deals.