Her success has prompted a discussion online about other blavk billionaires we should know about. Here is the list:
Her beauty and fashion line helped propel her to her new status. She is reportedly worth 1.4 billion dollars.
Forbes estimates Fenty Beauty is worth $2.8 billion. Rihanna reportedly owns 50% of the company.
In addition to Fenty, Rihanna also oversees Savage X Fenty, a successful fashion and lingerie company.
Rihanna is now the second-richest female entertainer. Oprah still ranks first, according to Forbes.
2. Oprah Winfrey: She is worth 2.6 billion. From her talk show to weight watchers Apple Tv deals
3. Kanye West: He is worth 1.8 billion dollars. the rapper and fashipo entrepreneur
has a multi-year deal to design sneaker brand Yeezy for Adidas, is billionaire No. 1,750 with $1.8 billion. Kim Kardashian West, who parlayed reality TV stardom into a fortune with a mobile game, cosmetics and most recently shapewear, is No. 2,674 with $1 billion.
4. James Lebron
5. Jay Z: 1.4 billion dollars. Forbes cited the sale of half of his Armand de Brignac champagne to LVMH in a deal that valued the luxury liquor company at about $640 million. The two deals helped lift the fortune of hip-hop’s first billionaire. He was declared Hip hops first billionaire.
6 Aliko Dangote: The Nigerian according to Forbes Africa’s richest man with 17 billion net worth and the 166th richest billionaire in the world. He has an 85.2 percent majority stake in Dangote Cement, which is the largest cement producer in sub-Saharan Africa.
First launched in 1981, the Dangote Group now owns and operates more than 18 subsidiaries across a range of industries, including Dangote Cement, Dangote Flour and Dangote Sugar.
7. Tyler Perry: He landed on the Forbes billionaires list for the first time, with $1 billion. The filmmaker behind the Madea franchise among others made it to billionaire No. 2,677. Tyler owns a 330-acre studio near Atlanta which is home to his creative projects. He is expanding his empire with other deals Tv deals we are excited about.
8. James Lebron: Is the first NBA billionaire player.as listed by Forbes. He topped his billion dollar earnings from off and on the court. Sportico also name dhium a billionaire citing numerous endorsements AT&T, Beats, Blaze Pizza, GMC, Nike, PepsiCo, Rimowa and Walmart etc.
Music icon Mariah Carey has slammed rumors of tension with Jay Z and quitting his management company sensationally.
The Sun hsa reported that Mariah ended her music relationship with Roc Nation after an explosive meeting with Jay Z.
Mariah had signed with Roc Nation in 2017.
The tension according to the Sun was about her future with Mariah who is keen to produce a mostly RnB influenced album.
Mariah Carey has now signed with Range Media partner.
On her Twitter account Mariah denied tension saying the only situation she could get into would be “a creative tangent, such as our #1 song “Heartbreaker”.
Mariah also reminded people that of one of her and Jay-Z’s most popular records, “Heartbreaker,” topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999.”
She wrote the only ‘explosive’ situation I’d ever ‘get into’ with Hov is a creative tangent, such as our #1 song ‘Heartbreaker’!!” she wrote on her socials with a 45-second snippet of their music video. “To the people who make up these lies I say ‘Poof! –Vamoose, sonofa*****’!'”
The only “explosive” situation I’d ever “get into” with Hov is a creative tangent, such as our #1 song “Heartbreaker”!! To the people who make up these lies I say “Poof! —Vamoose, sonofa*****”! pic.twitter.com/v8TGNuOAnZ
In the interview he said he and Bey will let them follow whatever career path they choose. He told the The Sunday Times on Sunday, April 25, that “Feeling loved is the most important thing a child needs, you know?” he said. “Not ‘Here’s this business that I’m going to hand over to you, that I’m creating for you.’”
“What if my child doesn’t want to be in music or sports?” he said. “I have no idea, right? But as long as your child feels supported, and feels loved, I think anything is possible.”
He continued, “[The goal is to] just make sure we provide a loving environment, be very attentive to who they want to be. It’s easy for us, as human beings, to want our children to do certain things, but we have no idea. We’re just guides.”
The regular price for a bottle of wine from this maker is Sh8,000, but the one Beyonce had for Valentines is Sh1.2million.
Yes, she is rich and it’s not a big deal.
Her fans are stunned and madly googling what it contains that makes it cost that much. We hit the webs to find out too just what it is and according to wine-searcher.com.
Masseto is one of the most famous Super Tuscan wines, made entirely from Merlot. It is made by Tenuta dell’Ornellaia and is known for its aromatic complexity, opulent fruit and tannic structure, and is consistently regarded as one of the top wines in the world with auction prices to match. It is classified as IGT Toscana.
After grape selections before and after de-stemming, Masseto’s fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The base wines are then aged in medium-toast French oak barrels for about a year, with barrels unsuitable for the final blend discarded. After blending, the wine is aged for another year.
Do you understand any of it? No? Neither do I, but just indulge the incredible moment.
Jay Z and Beyonce went out for dinner on Valentine’s Day in Santa Monica. Screenshots of the glamorous candlelit dinner at Santa Monica eatery Giorgio Baldi with red wine have gone viral.
In 2003, Beyonce and Sean Paul collaborated on a massive hit dubbed ‘Baby Boy’.
That song is one that Beyonce constantly performs in all her concerts, and one thing to point out is that you will never see Sean Paul joining her on stage.
At the MTV VMA’s, Sean Paul was seated in the audience as Beyonce performed the song, and fans started a conspiracy theory that Jay Z never allows male artistes to physically join Beyonce because he is jealous.
The Jamaican and dancehall artiste revealed why he never gets to perform alongside Beyonce for this huge hit song.
Beyonce’s first born daughter Blue Ivy is celebrating her 8th birthday.
Blue Ivy Carter as she is referred to by millions of fans has marked several milestones in her life.
In 2019, she won two awards for co-writing her mom’s hit “Brown Skin Girl,” in the Lion King album.
The awards were the Soul Train Music Awards: The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.
The picture with the orange backdrop (above) has fans swooning, with many noting how cute she looks. See comments.
Happy Birthday 🎂 you beautiful young queen. Be blessed, be loved as well as love, and above all……continue to be you. Not only on this day (your special day) but every day. For you are BEAUTIFUL & AMAZING. Happy 8th Birthday Lil’ Miss Ivy. ❤🎉🎊🎈🍰🎂❤🎉🎊🎈🍰🎂❤🎉🎊🎈🍰🎂
She’s beginning to look more and more like Beyoncé 😭❤️
Time flies bro
she’s really growing up right in front of us
Beautiful and I love how they dress her appropriately for her age.
She is very cute 😍 happy bday sweetie!
The Golden Globes award ceremony usually flows with Champagne throughout dinner—thanks to Moët & Chandon, the official Champagne of the Golden Globes for over a quarter-century.
Beyonce turned up an hour late at the ceremony and in tow was her bodyguard Julius, carrying bottles of Ace of Spades, Jay Z’s brand of champagne.
Ace of Spades — the Champagne’s actual name is Armand de Brignac — was bought by Jay Z in 2014, and he quickly popularized it.
It retails at Sh30,000 a bottle.
According to vinepair.com, the popularity of the brand has skyrocketed.
Beyoncé is nominated for best original song for the track “Spirit” from The Lion King remake album, which earned her her fourth Golden Globe nomination.
The A-list couple showed up at the ceremony held on January 5th, on Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Though they skipped the red carpet, Beyoncé and JAY-Z surely turned heads when they walked in.
Jay Z kept things classic with simple black and white tuxedo, while Beyoncé brought the drama by wearing a plunging black gown with enormous metallic gold puffy sleeves. Bey wore sleeked back hair and accessorized with circular-shaped diamond drop earrings.
Kanye West and Jay Z reconciled at Diddy’s 50th birthday party this past weekend.
It was a star studded event with Beyonce, Jay Z, Usher, Kanye, Kim Kardashian, and others gracing the party.
The two were seen together taking photos, shaking hands, and briefly speaking at the party, which was held Saturday night at Diddy’s mansion in Los Angeles.
The two fell out five years ago when Jay and Bey skipped Kanye and Kim’s wedding in 2014 and then later Kanye revealed that Jay Z ignored his wife Kim when she was robbed during her visit to Paris. In a series of rants, Kanye went on during his Saint Pablo Tour he told the audience alot.
December 4th is Jay Z’s birthday and fans are elated.
Jay Z celebrates his 50th as a billionaire who has extended his brand into alcohol, clothing and internet firms, among other things.
Things to know about him as he turns 50:
He started off selling his own music out the trunk with help of Dame Dash which led to a deal with PayDay records
Jay’s first single ‘In My Lifetime’ & the B-Side ‘I Can’t Get Wid Dat’ were both distributed through Payday records
Roc-a-fella records was formed shortly after alongside Dame & Biggs. Taking destiny into their own hands
In 2006 a Nigerian politician built and commissioned a road in Ilorin, Kwara state. The road was named after #JAYZ, during which he was turbaned as Alhaji Jigga by the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari.
Here are fans wishing him the best:
Happy Birthday to the REAL GOAT! THE ONE AND ONLY GOAT! THE BLACK JESUS!! JAY Z!!! WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CULTURE AND YOUR LIFE STORY IN GENERAL! YOUVE IMPACTED MILLIONS AND BY THE TIME ITS ALL SAID AND DONE IT WILL BE BILLIONS! Grand opening. Grand closing!
Jay Z really put his entire discography on Spotify on his 50th birthday. Power move.
happy birthday shawn corey carter, jay z.
love u forever ❤
It’s Jay Z’s birthday 😍👑
For Jay Z’s 50th Birthday he put his music back on spotify for who knows how long
December 4th a legend was born. Happy birthday Jay Z.
Happy 50th, Jay Z 🎈
December 4th a legend was born. From Marcy to Madison Square. This boy would defy the odds to become a legend. Happy birthday to a man I’ve come to deeply admire and respect. Happy birthday Hov. Jay Z
His pals Swiss Beatz and Meek Mill shared their invites on social media, making many envious not to be part of the event. lifestyle of the rich and famous.
But remember Jay Z was declared the richest hip hop artiste to land the billionaire status so when you’re as rich as Jay Z, you do things differently.
Jay reportedly has a $70 million dollar art collection, $50 million dollar real estate holdings, $220 million in cash and investments, a music catalog worth $75 million dollars and his companies like Tidal and Roc Nation – which total $175 million
The Shawn Carter Foundation Gala is on the 15th and we wonder who else got those VIP invites/passes.
He turns 50 on December 4th. Below are reactions:
Ive never been called broke so loud in my life
if you don’t get one, you belong to the streets.
This just called me broke
*crys in broke*
These the type of blessings I’m getting ready to receive 🙌🏽🔮💡🤞🏽
The global icon debuts the epic visual for her Lion King-inspired anthem.
The majestic clip was shot against the gorgeous backdrop of Havasu Falls in the Havasupai Reservation in Arizona and features Queen Bey in all of nature’s glory.
She glows in a yellow dress in the desert, ravishes in red while wading in the river, and leads her dancers in a blue fringe jumpsuit.
Blue Ivy also makes a cameo in between scenes from the Jon Favreau-directed film.
“Spirit” is the first release off The Lion King: The Gift.
The soundtrack, a musical ode to the film, features new music from Beyoncé, plus collaborations with JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, WizKid, Pharrell, Tierra Whack, Jessie Reyez, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, 070 Shake, and Blue Ivy.
Watch below as Blue Ivy makes an appearance in the music video, while walking towards her mum.
Jay Z global music and video streaming platform, TIDAL is headed to Uganda.They have partnered with the leading communications operator in Uganda offering mobile & fixed telecommunications, MTN Uganda.
The partnership provides MTN Uganda customers a variety of options for a data-inclusive TIDAL membership as part of their mobile plan to gain access to exclusive high-quality streaming music, videos, concerts and more.
“Africa is a continent that has long been an inspiration for music heard around the world and TIDAL is excited to highlight the vibrant musicians on our platform. TIDAL is also thrilled to bring a new wave of digital music to Uganda as part of this collaboration,” said Lior Tibon, COO TIDAL.
The partnership, launched in Uganda but set to be rolled out in other MTN operations across Africa comes with an array of membership options where customers can tap into one, three, seven and 30-day memberships, all of which include data and a free 30-day trial for all first-time members.
On the importance of MTN’s partnership with TIDAL artist-owner Damian Marley noted:
“I remember hearing stories about my father’s records being destroyed once they got to Africa. They didn’t want the people to hear the message in the music. What a beautiful day it is now when Africa will not only have access to my family’s music but to all music that exists.”
Speaking about the launch of the partnership, Jason Kpana, SVP Artist & Label Relations, shared:
“I’m really looking forward to connecting with Uganda’s musicians and helping to bring the TIDAL music streaming experience to fans across the country. We know MTN customers will love the diverse playlists, livestreams, videos and original content available on TIDAL.”
The content on TIDAL offers a deeper look into not only the repertoire of artists, but the music that inspires the work they do. Editors across the globe showcase the hottest tracks across all genres and create soundtracks for key cultural moments – life, death, civil revolutions, works of literature, and movies that have caught the cultural zeitgeist.
If Lemonade was the accusation album, 4:44 is the apology.
Jay-Z’s new record was released on Thursday night, with fans immediately delving into the lyrics to search for possible responses to wife Beyonce — and they did not come up empty-handed.
In at least three of the tracks, the 47-year-old appears to make a series of revelations that allude to his ‘infidelity’, his clash with Solange Knowles two-years ago, and that his newborn twins had been conceived ‘naturally’, despite speculation he and Beyonce had favoured IVF treatment.
In Kill Jay-Z, addressing himself, he raps ‘You almost went Eric Benét / Let the baddest girl in the world get away.’
Eric Benét famously cheated on then wife Halle Berry.
‘I don’t even know what else to say / N***a, never go Eric Benét / I don’t even know what you woulda done / In the future, other n***s playin’ football with your son.’
Fans were quick to realise the last line referenced fellow rapper Future’s attack on footballer Russell Wilson for being a stepfather to his son, Future Jr.
In the same track, Jay-Z also appears to reference his infamous lift fight with his sister-in-law Solange Knowles at the Met Gala in 2014, admitting it was his fault.
Footage of the pair coming to blows had surfaced at the time, with Solange appearing to lash out at the Holy Grail rapper.
In his new song, Jay-Z raps: ‘You egged Solange on knowin’ all along / All you had to say you was wrong,’ he raps.
He then goes on to say in his track Family Feud: ‘Nobody wins when the family feuds,’ and has even appeared to name-check ‘Becky with the good hair’, whom many believed was Jay-Z’s mistress after Beyonce’s song Sorry that featured on her Lemonade album.
‘Yeah, I’ll f*ck up a good thing if you let me / Let me alone, Becky / A man that don’t take care his family can’t be rich,’ he raps.
Beyonce, meanwhile, provides backing vocals on the track.
Jay Z revealed his mother is a lesbian on his new album 4:44.
The superstar made the revelation about Gloria Carter in the lyrics to the soulful track Smile.
‘Mama had four kids but she’s a lesbian / Had to pretend so long, that she’s a thespian,’ raps Jay Z, who has spoken of how his father’s absence contributed to his troubled youth in public housing in Brooklyn.
‘Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her / I just want to see you smile through all the hate,’ he raps.
In doing so, the husband of Beyonce confirms for the first time hushed rumors about his mother’s sexuality. He also explains how she turned to substances to cope with the stigma.
Smile opens with a snippet from Stevie Wonder and closes with a poem by Gloria herself, who recites: ‘The world is changing and they say it’s time to be free / But you live with the fear of just being me.’
Jay Z, like many rappers of his generation, employed homophobic slurs in his early music but was also one of the first prominent voices in hip hop to speak out in favour of gay rights.
Jay Z elsewhere throws veiled barbs at other rappers, including onetime protege Kanye West, who last year ranted against Jay Z and in support of then President-elect Donald Trump before entering a hospital.
The rapper has especially harsh words for the estate of pop icon Prince, a longtime rebel in the music industry, who had signed a deal with Tidal shortly before his death.
He denounces the ‘greedy bastards’ who have commercialized Prince with moves such as bringing his catalogue onto leading streaming service Spotify.