Quick Facts of Shawn Corey Carter

  • Full NameShawn Corey Carter
  • Date of Birth04 December, 1969
  • NicknameJay Z
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, United States
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • ProfessionRapper, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1988–present
  • Eye colour Dark Brown
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildAthletic
  • SpouseBeyoncé (m. 2008)
  • Height6' 2"
  • Weight83 Kg
  • Body Measurement44-35-15 inch
  • EducationTrenton Central High School
  • Children3
  • Horoscope Sagittarius
  • Net Worth$1 Billion

Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay-Z, is an American rapper, businessman, and investor. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He sold more than 100 million records. His various collections such as The Blueprint 3 (2009), Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter (1999), In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997) and others are highly heard by the audience.

Jay-Z recorded his debut album Reasonable Doubt on June 25, 1996, in the USA via Roc-A-Fella records which gone through the certification of Platinum in America. He is the belonging of American nationality with Afro-American ethnicity. His birth sign is Sagittarius. He is now 49 years old. His father is Adnes Reeves and mother is Gloria Carter. He is an Atheist.

Early Life of Jay-Z

When it comes to his early life, the lion of music rap was born on December 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. His father died in 2003 due to liver cancer. He and his three siblings Eric Carter (Older Brother), Michelle Carter (Sister), Andrea Carter (Sister) was raised by his mother. Shawn Corey Carter joined Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn.

Next, he visited George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Downtown Brooklyn. Finally, Corey entered into Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey. But, he did not certify from that school. It can be observable of sparking his interest in music.

Career Highlights

Jay-Z raised up in Brooklyn’s drug-infested Marcy Projects. He related rap as an outlet, arriving for the first time on Yo! MTV Raps in 1989. Jay-Z created his own clothing line and founded an entertainment company after marketing millions of records with his Roc-a-Fella label.

He gained the Billboard Music Award for the category ‘R&B Albums Artist of the Year’ in 1998. In his musical career, Jay-Z has got 51 Grammy Award nominations and has won 21 Grammy awards from 1999 to 2016.

Wife, Beyonce (m. 2008-present)

Moving into his personal life, he married Destiny’s Child singer, Beyonce Knowles in April 2008 after falling in love for six years. Before his wedding with Beyonce, he co-operated with her on a number of singles and albums including, ’03 Bonnie & Clyde’, ‘Crazy in Love’, ‘Deja vu’ and ‘That’s How You Like It’.Before Beyonce, Jay-Z dated number of girls.

Jay-Z with his wife, Beyonce
Jay-Z with his wife, Beyonce                                                                                                   Image Source: Heavy

The couple gave birth to their first daughter, Blue Ivy Carteron 7 January 2012 at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. After five years, the couple welcomed twins; a son, Sir and second daughter, Rumi.

The twin children of Jay-Z
The twin children of Jay-Z

There is no doubt that Jay’s sexual orientation is straight. Currently, he is spending a blissful married life with his spouse and children in a beautiful house in the United States.  Besides, Jay has been involved in a number of philanthropic activities.

Body Statistics

Talking about his physical appearance, he is blessed with good body structure. He is the multi-talented personality with the broad nose. He has got 6 ft 2 inches with weight 83 kg. His body type is average. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Net Worth

As per the Wealthy Gorilla, Jay-Z has an estimated net worth of $1 Billion as of 2019. His brand endorsements include American Red Cross, Budweiser Select, Reebok (2005), Hewlett-Packard (2006), Ace of Spades, etc.


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