Jay Z Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More


Biography / Wiki

Jay-Z is an American rapper, entrepreneur, music producer, and multiple Grammy Award winner. Born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. He is known for his marriage to singer Beyoncé in 2008. He used rap as an escape when he appeared on Yo! MTV Raps in 1989.

Height / Weight / Age

Date Of Birth December 4, 1969
Age 53 Years
Height In Centimeters – 188 cm

In Feet and Inches – 6’ 2”

Weight In Kilograms – 83 kg

In Pounds – 183 lbs

Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Shoe Size 10 (US)

Net Worth

As of 2019, Jay-Z has an estimated net worth of $1 billion.

Education / Family

He did his high schooling with The Notorious B.I.G and Busta Rhymes before they became rappers. Jay-Z’s mother, Gloria Carter said: “he was the last of my four children and the only one who didn’t give me any pain when I gave birth to him, and that’s how I knew he was a special child”. Adness Reeves, his father left the family when he was only 11 years old.



Real name Shawn Carter
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Profession Rapper, songwriter, investor, entrepreneur
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Eli Whitney High School, Brooklyn
College N/A
Religion Does not believe in any religion but does believe in God
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Debut Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Fathers Name Adness Reeves
Mothers Name Gloria Carter


Jay-Z With His Mother
Jay-Z With His Mother

Brothers Eric Carter


Jay-Z with his brother Eric Carter
Jay-Z with his brother Eric Carter

Sister Andrea (Corrections officer at Rikers Island)
Michelle Carter

Michelle and Annie
Michelle and Annie

Career / Fashion And Style

In 1996, Jay Z released his debut album, Reasonable Doubts, which ranked at number 23 on the Billboard 200. The Blueprint, which featured guest rapper Eminem was released in 2001.

Jay-Z achieved even higher success with the 1998 album Vol. 2 … Hard Knock Life. He won a Grammy award for Vol. 2.

In 2003, Jay-Z shocked the world with his announcement that The Black Album would be his last solo record before retirement.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Affairs/Girlfriends Blu Cantrell


Blu Cantrell and Jay-Z
Blu Cantrell and Jay-Z


Aliyah and Jay-Z
Aliyah and Jay-Z

Rosario Dawson

Jay-Z and Rosario
Jay-Z and Rosario

Karrine Steffans

Karrine Steffans
Karrine Steffans

Shenelle Scott

Shenelle Scott
Shenelle Scott


T Boz
Carmen Bryan

Carmen Bryan
Carmen Bryan

Marie “Free” Wright

Marie “Free” Wright
Marie “Free” Wright

Cathy Michelle White

Cathy Michelle White
Cathy Michelle White

Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Beyoncé Knowles (m. 2008)


Jay-Z and Beyonce
Jay-Z and Beyonce

Children Blue Ivy Carter


Blue Ivy Carter
Blue Ivy Carter

Favorite Things

Favorite Music Hip-hop
Favorite Song “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “I can’t get no satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones, “”Imagine” by John Lennon, “Like a Rolling Stone” by The Rolling Stones
Favorite Sports Basketball
Favorite Movie Godfather 2
Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Books The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav, The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, and The Odyssey by Homer
Favorite Rappers Kool G Rap, Eminem
Favorite Food Pasta, Cereal
Favorite Drink Aemand de Brignac Champagne
Favorite Perfume Gold Jay Z
Favorite Pet Dogs
Favorite Cigar Montecristos, Cohiba Comador Cigar
Favorite Album Reasonable Doubt


Some Interesting Facts About Jay-Z

  • Jay Z was brought up by a single mother as his father left his family when he was 11 years old. He met his father after 33 years and forgave him.
  • His name Jay Z is inspired by his old nickname Jazzy.
  • Jay Z has won 21 Grammy Awards for his music as well as for other categories.
  • He is the founder of Roc Nation and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella records. He also owns the New York sports bar 40/40 Club and is the co-creator for the clothing line Rocawear (Annual revenue – $700 million). He also runs a website by the name of Life+Times.
  • Once his elder brother stealing Jay-Z’s jewelry and he shot his elder brother on the shoulder for stealing.
  • Jay Z and Busta Rhymes studied in the same school and also did a rap battle in the cafeteria.
  • Barrack Obama is his close friends but he never wants to be a politician.
  • He donated $1 million to the American Red Cross after the hurricane Katrina.
  • Beyonce and Jay Z were named the most powerful couple in the world in 2009, with a combined net worth of $162 million.
  • Jay Z remembers his lyrics in his head and does not write down anywhere.
  • His song ‘Show Me What You Got’ was leaked online and the FBI was looking into the matter.
  • When Jay Z founded his own record label with Damon Dash and Kareem Biggs. He used to sell CDs from his car.
  • Jay Z used to sell crack to earn money and used a rubber band as the money clip.
  • In 2005, His nephew Colleek D. Luckie died while driving the Chrystler 300 that Jay Z had gifted him as a graduation gift.
  • He used to take Beyonce on a Pizza date every Sunday.
  • Jay Z was one of the few people that talked to Biggie on the phone before he died.
  • When he had the opening ceremony of his club, His father died that night.
  • Jay Z has more number-one albums than Elvis.
  • Jay Z also co-owned the basketball team Brooklyn Nets.
  • It is said that Jay Z and Beyonce are supposed to be coming up with a collaborative album and completed already but there is no news about its release.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @allthingsjayz
  2. Twitter@sc
  3. Facebook @JAY-Z
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