Jay Z
Real Name/Full Name Shawn Corey Carter 
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jay-Z
Birth Place: Brooklyn borough of New York City
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 4 December 1969
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 187 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 83 Kg
In Pounds – 183 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Adnis Reeves
Mother –Gloria Carter
Siblings: Eric Carter, Andre and Michelle Carter
School:  Trenton Central High School
College: George Westinghouse Career, Technical Education High School
Religion: Non-denominational monotheistic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Beyoncé
Kids/Children Name: Blue Ivy Carter
Profession: rapper,  record executive, songwriter,  businessman, and record producer
Net Worth: $1 billion
Last Updated: April 2024

When it comes to music, we are always spoilt for choice because what we have in our disposal is more than we can have enough of. The secret, therefore, is choosing what you are good at whether as a singer or songwriter. For Jay-Z, his love and passion were in rap music and therefore, he gave his life to concentrate more on this genre.

Unlike many singers and musicians, there is something unique with Jay-Z as he is also known as a successful businessman. He is not only a rapper but also a record executive, record producer, and songwriter. Jay is a successful entrepreneur as he has invested in different industries.

Well, how well do you know about Jay-Z? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jay-Z’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jay-Z to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was on 4th of December in 1969 that a young boy was born and he was named Shawn Corey Carter by his parents Adnis Reeves and his wife Gloria Carter. His parents were living in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. They were however raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Marcy Houses which is a housing project.

Jay is a Non-denominational monotheistic (doesn’t believe in any religion but believes in the existence of God). Unfortunately, he was not lucky enough to be brought up in a complete family as their father abandoned them when he was still young. He was raised by his mother alongside his siblings Eric Carter, Andre and Michelle Carter. Although their father reconciled with Jay-Z, he didn’t live long as he passed on in 2003.

Jay has confessed to shooting one of his brothers on the shoulder when he was 12 years of age for stealing his jewelry.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jay-Z in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jay-Z’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 4 December 1969. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 187 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 183 lbs in Pound and 83kg in Kilograms.


Jay-Z’s mother did all she could to ensure that she gave the best to her children. One of the things she ensured was that she took them to school. Jay-Z was enrolled to Eli Whitney High School which is located in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, the school was later closed down before Jay-Z had graduated.

Therefore, he was moved to George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. He studied with rappers like Busta Rhymes and The Notorious B.I.G before joining Trenton High School which is located in Trenton, New Jersey.  He however didn’t enjoy being in a classroom and therefore he left school before he had graduated.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jay Z With Wife Beyoncé
Jay-Z With Wife Beyoncé

Jay-Z might have had such a crazy childhood which included illegal handling of firearms as well as selling cocaine in school. He has really succeeded in life. Apart from his successful career, he is also doing well when it comes to his love life. Jay-Z and Beyoncé tied the knot on 4th April 2008, and it was on the 22nd of April when their relationship caught public attention. They welcomed their first child on 7th January 2012, and they welcomed their twins on 18th June 2017 and they named him Sir and Rumi.

Is Jay-Z Gay?

Jay-Z is definitely not gay. His relationship and marriage to Beyoncé is enough to prove that.

Professional Career

Jay-Z is among the most successful businessman in the world as according to his own words, he gets over $70 million per year. In June 2019, his business empire that today entails merchandise, touring, endorsements, and record sales helped him cross the billionaire mark. The business also includes investments like Tidal and D’Usse cognac and Armand de Brignac Champagne.

Jay-Z can be said to among the most successful singers in the world. It seems like whatever he decides to do succeeds. Today, he is known as one of the best-selling artists in the world. He has over 75 million singles as 50 million albums.


Talk of awards and nominations received by this billionaire and you will have a long list to deal with. Below are just a few of them; twenty-two Grammy Awards, honored as Songwriters Hall of Fame, Tony Awards, UK Festival Awards, and Teen Choice Awards among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jay-Z in 2024

Jay Z Net Worth
Jay-Z Net Worth

When it comes to the net worth of Jay-Z, he has been generous enough to let us know that he receives $70 to $80 million every year. As of 2024, his accumulative wealth finally summed up to a total of $1 billion which was a great accomplishment.

Jaz Z might have had a great interest in music when he was growing up, but he realized there was much he could have done in this industry apart from being a singer and a songwriter. Thanks to his innovative mind, he is today listed among the billionaires of the world.


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