Hov Still Hustlin': How Jay-Z Makes And Spends His $475 Million Fortune


By now, it isn't hard to tell that Jay-Z is of a different breed of rapper. He raps about different things -- the finer things -- and it's because he simply just rakes in more money than pretty much any other rapper around right now. Instead of hearing him rap metaphors of what his net worth is, you'll probably just hear him tell you that he's a straight up millionaire.

His twelfth studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, proves just that. But other than rapping, Jay-Z makes his money in other ways, one power move at a time. Whether it's acquiring a sports team or starting up his own sports agency, Jay-Z knows what to do in the world of business. Here are some ways Jay-Z makes and spends his $475 million fortune.

He bought a small, 0.067% stake in the Brooklyn Nets worth about $355,000 (which he then sold).

He owns a Maybach Exelero worth about $8 million.

He bought WNBA player Skylar Diggins a new Mercedes-Benz when she signed with his sports agency.

He rented a $400,000/mo. house in the Hamptons for the entire Summer last year.

He owns a $30 million dollar private jet.

He takes spontaneous trips around the world to places like Cuba and England with Beyoncé.

He owns a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport worth about $1 million.

He owns an apartment at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, NYC.

He sold his clothing company Rocawear for $204 million.

He owns a suburban estate in Scarsdale, NY, with Beyoncé.

He has deals and contracts with Samsung, Duracell and Budweiser.

He wears only the most expensive Tom Ford suits.

He owns a diamond Hublot watch worth about $5 million.

He bought a $10 million dollar home on Indian Creek Island in Florida.

In addition to his other cars, he owns a classic Ferrari F430 Spider, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a few Porsches, a Pagani Zonda and a doorless Jeep.