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Top 15 richest musicians in the world for 2016 (With Pictures)

7. Jay Z – Net Worth: $550 Million

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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.

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