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Jay Z

Occupation: Rapper

Nationality: American

Born: December 4, 1969 (45)

Shawn Corey Carter known as Jay-Z is an American rapper, entrepreneur and record producer. He is one of the most successful hip-hop artists in America and his net worth was estimated in Forbes at nearly $500 million. He has sold more than 75 million records and received 17 Grammy Awards for his musical work. Three of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003), are featured in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all times. Jay-Z has been married to Beyoncé since 2008 and they have a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter, who was born in January 7, 2012.
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