Jay Z officially the richest musician in the world!

20 December 2018
Jay Z is walking to the billionaires club like it's nothing
<p>JAY Z&nbsp;</p>

Jay might join the self-made billionaire club by this next year, so we'd appreciate it if you stopped by to check whether your fave Hip Hop mogul has become the first ever rapper billionaire.

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Though, much of the $90 million he amassed in the past fiscal came from a combination of sources, which include the One The Run Tour, as well as his multiple businesses. Jay Z's earning bring his overall net worth to $900 million, placing him at #5 on Forbes Magazine's Richest Celebrities list.

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The only other musician appearing on the list is Diddy, who's very comfortable with his $825 million fortune. The music mogul makes almost all his money from his businesses, now that he's not exactly bothered with topping the charts.

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Diddy also had a pretty tough year, what with the sad passing of his ex, and mother of children, Kim Porter. He also had to deal with his highly publicised split with Cassie. 

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The list premieres just weeks after Jay Z toured South Africa with his wife Beyoncé. The two thrilled thousands at Global Citizen Festival, which was broadcast live on Channel O this past November. 


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