Successful Celebrity Entrepreneurs

Sean Carter, a.k.a Jay-Z
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Sean Carter, a.k.a Jay-Z

Sitting comfortably atop Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings list for two years running, Jay-Z has made a name for himself as a rapper and a businessman, boasting an estimated net worth of $450 million. The artist has come a long way since the 1996 debut of his first album, "Reasonable Doubt." That year he also formed his own record label, Roc-a-Fella records. But it wasn't until 2003 that he ventured outside his comfort zone and into entrepreneurial territory. He opened 40/40 Night Club in New York City, which has since become a national franchise. He also sold his clothing line, Rocawear, for $204 million in 2007.