Who’s the richest musician between popular rappers Jay Z and Birdman, what’s their net worth? Jay Z is a topnotch star in music globally. He’s got lots of wannabes; rappers and singers who wish to become just like him, and he has won a lot of awards since he began releasing albums and hit tracks. Let’s not forget that this very wealthy American rapper is also a businessperson and investor.
Well, Birdman is an achiever in music. He’s considered to be a music legend now, thanks to his contribution to the growth of American Hip-Hop music, and his influence on other American musicians. Just like Jay Z, Birdman has a number of award winning music albums and tracks. He’s very famous and has made a huge fortune off his career.
Jay Z and Birdman are complete opposites of each other. They’ve had disagreements for ages over multiple issues, and this has raised threats from both parties to eliminate each other. They totally disagree, and it’s more reason to know what they’ve got and who’s got more cash. Who’s richer between both figures? Let’s find out…
Jay Z and Birdman: Who is Richer?
Jay Z’s Net Worth
Jay Z is a famous American entrepreneur, investor, producer, and rapper. Since the start of his musical career till date, he’s sold over a hundred million music records, and won over 21 prestigious Grammy awards. He’s undoubtedly a top bestselling musician of this era with multiple albums and tons of hit tracks.
He’s not just a successful musician, he’s also a successful businessman and investor with stakes in Nightclubs and restaurants. Jay Z owns his clothing line, one very stable means of income for him. Jay Z was given birth to in Brooklyn, New York, United States on 4th of December, 1969. He has 3 siblings and they were all raised by their mother alone as their Dad left them abandoned.
Although Jay Z never graduated from school, he studied at the Eli Whitney highschool before it got closed down. He also attended the George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education Highschool, and Trenton Central Highschool. Jay Z got to love music by chance, from a boom box his mum bought him as his birthday gift.
He then began writing song lyrics, and honing his rap and freestyle skills. He also did musical covers on popular songs he knew and liked. He began recording sounds, and releasing songs but remained unsigned to a label. He also sold his records himself just before he founded Roc-A-Fella music imprint with Kareem Briggs and Damon Dash.
In 1996, Jay Z was able to release his first ever music album titled “Reasonable Doubt”. Fast forward to this day, Jay Z is about the biggest rap artiste in the world. He has been able to work his way up the ladder to become a world music figure who’s raised and sponsored the careers of other artistes. Jay Z has an estimated net worth of $900 million dollars.
Birdman’s Net Worth
Birdman is an American rapper, entrepreneur and a music producer who cofounded the Cash Money Records. Birdman is also a core member of Young Money Cash Money Billionaires. He was born Bryan Williams on February 13, 1969, in New Orleans. At age 2, Birdman unfortunately lost his mother. 25 years later, his Dad passed away in a ghastly car accident.
With so much hard and sad experiences, he turned a rough kid, and being influenced by the notoriously rugged neighbourhood he lived in, he began trading heroine, and also started robbing. In 1987, Birdman was jailed for illegal possession of drugs. He was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment at Elayn Correctional Centre, but got acquitted after 1 year and 10 months into his initial sentence. Birdman as a rapper began his musical career as part of a duo made up of DJ Mannie Fresh and himself.
Birdman and DJ Mannie Fresh (as a duo) dropped multiple successful albums including the platinum album which sold over a million copies in the United States alone – I Got that Work!. Birdman and DJ Mannie went separate ways in 2005, they took different paths and the duo was no more. Birdman went ahead to sign famous award winning American rapper Lil Wayne to Cash Money Records later in 2005 after the split.
After he had signed Lil Wayne, things went out smoothly between them so much so that they both released a certified Gold album titled “Like Father, Like Son”. Lil Wayne soon founded his own label known as Young Money Entertainment, and collaborated with Birdman’s Cash Money Records to form the Young Money Cash Money Billionaires which has both worked with several artistes, and grow many popular artistes including Drake Aubrey, Tyga, Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj. Birdman now has an estimated net worth of $110 million dollars, and is one of the richest rappers in the world.