Ye, AKA Kanye West, is a world-renowned rapper, record producer and fashion designer. He’s the focus of a brand new Netflix series, jeen-yuhs, which gives viewers a glimpse into Kanye’s rise to fame, from Chi-Town beginnings to global record sales and success. Epiosde 1 dropped on Netflix on February 16th, 2022.

Jay Z and Kanye West met over 20 years ago and the two have collaborated on many tracks together such as Run This Town and Otis. In 2022, Forbes writes that Kanye has a net worth of $1.8bn. So, let’s find out more about what Jay Z’s net worth is.

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy | Official Trailer | Netflix

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy | Official Trailer | Netflix

Jay Z’s career explored

Jay Z was born Shawn Corey Carter in New York in 1969.

He may be best-known for rapping songs such as Big Pimpin’, ’03 Bonnie & Clyde or Empire State of Mind but he’s also a producer, record executive, songwriter, entrepreneur and former CEO of Def Jam Recordings.

Jay Z co-founded record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995 and four years later launched clothing retailer Rocawear. More recent business ventures include Jay Z’s take over of music streaming service Tidal and he’s also invested in businesses including Savage X Fenty.

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Kanye West wrote songs for Jay Z

Kanye West docu-series jeen-yuhs features footage of Jay Z performing at the BET Awards in its first episode. And, as it turns out, the song he was performing in 2001 was written by Kanye.

Around 2000, Kanye West moved from Chicago to New York in the hope of getting himself a record deal. A year later, Jay Z can be seen performing H to The Izzo at the BET Awards. That year Jay Z won Best Male Hip Hop Artist.

jeen-yuhs creator Coodie Simmons said: “As soon as i heard the track, i realised that was the first beat Kanye ever played for me.

He added: “Most people just saw Kanye as a young producer who could hook ’em up with cheap beats. But he told me that the only reason he made beats was so he could rap over them.

What is Jay Z’s net worth in 2022?

As per Forbes Magazine, Jay Z’s net worth in 2022 is $1.3bn.

Forbes writes that even without releasing new music, Jay Z makes a killing from his drinks brands Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac.

Jay Z was “crowned hip-hop’s first billionaire in 2019” as per the Forbes report. He’s also listed as #3 on the list of Highest Paid Entertainers in 2022.

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