Net Worth: $475 million
Hustles: Ownership in Roc Nation, Rocawear, the 40/40 club, the Brooklyn Nets, Translation Advertising, The Spotted Pig, Buffalo Boss, Wings, Viddy, and Armand de Brignac's Brut Gold (Ace of Spades champagne). Endorsements with Reebok, Hewlett-Packard, Carol's Daughter cosmetics, Duracell PowerMat, Bacardi D'ussé, and Budweiser.
Jay-Z got his first taste of corporate, non-music-related paper thanks to a clothing company. In 1999, he co-founded Rocawear, only to assume majority ownership in 2006, and sell the rights to the brand for $204 million a year after, but still retain his title as CEO. Now, the reported $1 million investment he made in the Nets in 2005 is paying dividends, as he leads the team to greener pastures in Brooklyn. Hov disputed how much he owns in the Nets during his Barclays Center concert series, but when he's more valuable to the Nets brand than the players, who's really keeping track?