JAY Z (born Shawn Carter), rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. He has sold 50M albums worldwide, while receiving 17 Grammys for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. He also holds the record for most #1 albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 12. He ranks #2 on the Forbe's Five (wealthiest hip-hop artist short list) after P Diddy and before Dr. Dre, Birdman & 50 Cent) with $ 460M.