Jay-Z stands alone as the only rapper to appear on Forbes’ 2023 World’s Billionaires List. The list was published on Tuesday (April 4), listing Hov as the world’s richest rapper, accumulating a $2.5 billion net worth—an increase from his previously reported $1.5 billion net worth.
According to Forbes, the Brooklyn Emcee ranks at #1217 on the list, tying with Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump, and surpassing Tom Ford ($2.2 billion), Michael Jordan ($2 billion), and Mark David ($1.9 billion).
The outlet reports that Jay has amassed his fortune “thanks to his lucrative liquor businesses” and “LVMH [purchasing] a 50% stake in his champagne empire Armand de Brignac, otherwise known as Ace of Spades.”
“His other assets range from a fine art collection including works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, his music catalog and shares in companies like Block and Uber,” Jay-Z’s Forbes profile reads.