How Jay-Z Built His $450 million Business Empire?

In 2010 alone, he earned $63 million, more than all but seven CEOs of public companies, writes Greenburg. While the money came primarily from touring, Jay-Z has a business interests ranging from music to nightclubs, from restaurants to apparel, from to a chunk of the . As Greenburg and I discuss in the video, the native, who spent a chunk of his teens selling drugs before devoting himself full time to rap, has “a unique ability to set trends and profit from them, almost to an astronomical level.”

Early on, Jay-Z displayed an acumen for business. In 1994, unable to find a company to produce his debut records, Jay-Z, and a silent partner founded their own label, Roc-A-Fella Records. And when a distributor agreed to take on the album, he negotiated a deal to retain ownership of the .

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