Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter

by Justin Cates
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter
Co-Founder & Majority Owner
Roc Nation LLC
Serves on Board of Directors for: Square, Inc.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is Co-Founder and Majority Owner of entertainment company Roc Nation LLC.

With multiple businesses and accolades across the recording industry as a rapper and entertainment executive, Carter is a 23-time Grammy award-winner. Among his other achievements, Carter has served as President of Def Jam Recordings, launched the successful “Made In America” festival, acquired luxury spirits brand Armand De Brignac and maintains his role as majority owner in the 40/40 sports clubs. In 2013, Carter launched Roc Nation Sports.

In 2015, Carter became Co-Owner in Tidal, a global streaming service. He reached an agreement in March 2021 to sell a majority ownership share in the company to Square, Inc.

In 2017, Carter, who is married to Beyoncé, became the first Hip-Hop artist inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Carter was named to Forbes’” 2021 World’s Billionaire List.”

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