Shawn Corey Carter (aka Jay-Z) is a rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and co-owner of the New Jersey Nets. He is the founder of Roc Nation record label and has a fashion line called Rocawear. He is also the former CEO of Def Jam Records and one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records. And the list doesn’t stop here.
He once said in a song, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.” That line explains him perfectly.
Jay-Z has had 4 number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100. He is not only an entrepreneur, but he’s also a loving husband to the one and only Queen B (aka Beyonce)! The couple were listed as the most powerful couple in the 2006 edition of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” They are powerful on their own, but even more fierce as a couple! In April, the pair celebrated their three year anniversary. Congrats, power couple!
Jay-Z has also squeezed in enough time to write a book titled Decoded. In the book, he exposes details on his life from the time he was born until now. He explains what it’s like to be a businessman and artist; however, some critics say it isn’t what they expected. We think he was probably rushing to get the book done because he has a label to run, a Mrs. to keep happy, the NJ Nets to watch, and a fashionable style to uphold. He’s always busy doing something!
Jay-Z isn’t just a rapper like some people may think. His businessman mentality has overpowered his rap days, and his head seems to be in the perfect place. Speaking of which, don’t his reading glasses really enhance his business smarts? Who doesn’t love a man in reading glasses? We know Beyonce doesn’t need a man in uniform if Jay is wearing these bifocals!
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