|Real Name||Shawn Corey Carter|
|Nick Name||S-dot, Young Hov, Jazzy (or Jay-Z), Hova, Jigga, J-Hova, Jiggaman, Iceberg Slim, Lucky Lefty, Joe Camel, Hov|
|Profession||Rapper song writer investor entrepreneur|
|Famous For|| Reasonable Doubt (1996),
The Blueprint (2001)
The Black Album (2003)
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6′ 2″
|Weight (approx.)|| in Kilograms- 83 kg
in Pounds- 183 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 44 Inches
– Waist: 36 Inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
|Date of Birth||December 4, 1969|
|Age (as in 2016)||47 Years|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|Hometown||Bedford-Stuyvesant area, Brooklyn|
|School||Eli Whitney High School, Brooklyn|
|Education Qualification||High School drop out|
|Debut||Reasonable Doubt (1996)|
|Family||Father– Adness Reeves
Mother– Gloria Carter
Brother– Eric Carter
Sister– Andrea (Corrections officer at Rikers Island)
Sister– Michelle Carter
|Religion||Non-denominational monotheistic (Does not believe in any religion but does believe in God)|
|Fan Mail Address||Jay-Z
The 40/40 Club
6 W 25th Street
New York, NY 10010-2703
|Hobbies||Reading, Listening and Writing Music, Art, Philanthropy|
|Favorite Movie||Godfather 2|
|Favorite Song||“Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “I can’t get no satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones, “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Like a Rolling Stone” by The Rolling Stones|
|Favorite Books||The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav, The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, and The Odyssey by Homer|
|Favorite Rappers||Kool G Rap, Eminem|
|Favorite Food||Pasta, Cereal|
|Favorite Drink||Aemand de Brignac Champagne|
|Favorite Perfume||Gold Jay Z|
|Favorite Cigar||Montecristos, Cohiba Comador Cigar|
|Favorite Album||Reasonable Doubt|
|Major Controversies||• Jay Z and Beyonce were sued for using a Hungarian artist’s voice in their song “Drunk in love”.
• His business Tidal has been sued by “The American Dollar” artists Richard Cupolo and John Emanuele for not paying full royalties to them.
• He was sued for using Hamdi’s 1957 hit ‘Khosara Khosara’ song in creating ‘Big Pimpin.’
|Girls, Affairs and More|
Marie “Free” Wright
Cathy Michelle White
|Wife/Spouse||Beyoncé Knowles (m. 2008)
|Children||Blue Ivy Carter
|Net Worth||US$700 million (2016)|
|House||Tribeca apartment ( $6.85 million)
Trump World Tower apartment (Rent – $65000 a month)
Indian Creek village ($9,300,000)
|Car||Maybach Exelero, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, Pagani Zonda, Rolls Royce Phantom, Ferrari F430 Spider, Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet|
|Plane||Bombardier Challenger 850 ($40 million)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Jay Z
- Does Jay Z smoke ?: Yes
- Does Jay Z drink alcohol?: Yes
- Jay Z has received 21 Grammy Awards for his music as well as for other categories.
- He is an affluent entrepreneur and owns the New York sports bar 40/40 Club and is the co-creator for the clothing line Rocawear (Annual revenue – $700 million). He also is the founder of Roc Nation and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella records. Runs a website by the name of Life+Times.
- Jay Z was raised by a single mother; he met his father after 33 years and forgave him.
- He shot his elder brother in the shoulder for stealing Jay Z’s jewelry.
- Jay Z and Busta Rhymes went to the same school and also did a rap battle in the cafeteria.
- He is close friends with Barrack Obama but he never wants to be a politician.
- He pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross after the hurricane Katrina.
- In 2009, Jay Z and his wife Beyonce were named the most powerful couple in the world, with a combined income of $162 million.
- Jay Z does not write his lyrics down anywhere, he creates them just in his head.
- His name Jay Z is inspired by his old nickname Jazzy.
- His song ‘Show Me What You Got’ was leaked online and the FBI was probed to take care of the matter.
- Jay Z sold CDs out of his car before he founded his own record label with Damon Dash and Kareem Biggs.
- Jay Z used to sell crack to earn money and used a rubber band as the money clip.
- His nephew Colleek D. Luckie died in 2005, driving the Chrystler 300 that Jay Z had gifted him as a graduation gift.