Jay Z Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

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Real NameShawn Corey Carter
Nick NameS-dot, Young Hov, Jazzy (or Jay-Z), Hova, Jigga, J-Hova, Jiggaman, Iceberg Slim, Lucky Lefty, Joe Camel, Hov
ProfessionRapper song writer investor entrepreneur
Famous For Reasonable Doubt (1996),
The Blueprint (2001)
The Black Album (2003)
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6' 2"
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 83 kg
in Pounds- 183 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 36 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthDecember 4, 1969
Age (as in 2016)47 Years
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownBedford-Stuyvesant area, Brooklyn
SchoolEli Whitney High School, Brooklyn
Education QualificationHigh School drop out
DebutReasonable Doubt (1996)
FamilyFather- Adness Reeves
Mother- Gloria Carter
Jay Z with his mother
Brother- Eric Carter
Jay Z with his brother Eric Carter
Sister- Andrea (Corrections officer at Rikers Island)
Sister- Michelle Carter
Michelle and Annie Carter
ReligionNon-denominational monotheistic (Does not believe in any religion but does believe in God)
Fan Mail AddressJay-Z
The 40/40 Club
6 W 25th Street
New York, NY 10010-2703
HobbiesReading, Listening and Writing Music, Art, Philanthropy
Favorite SportsBasketball
Favorite ColorBlue
Favorite MusicHip-hop
Favorite MovieGodfather 2
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 Books The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav, The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, and The Odyssey by Homer
Favorite RappersKool G Rap, Eminem
Favorite FoodPasta, Cereal
Favorite DrinkAemand de Brignac Champagne
Favorite PerfumeGold Jay Z
Favorite PetDogs
Favorite CigarMontecristos, Cohiba Comador Cigar
Favorite AlbumReasonable Doubt
Major Controversies• Jay Z and Beyonce were sued for using a Hungarian artist's voice in their song "Drunk in love".

• His business Tidal has been sued by "The American Dollar" artists Richard Cupolo and John Emanuele for not paying full royalties to them.

• He was sued for using Hamdi’s 1957 hit ‘Khosara Khosara’ song in creating ‘Big Pimpin.'
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsBlu Cantrell
Blu Cantrell and Jay Z
Aliyah and Jay Z cuddling back in time
Rosario Dawson
Jay Z and Rosario Dawson
Karrine Steffans
Karrine Steffans
Shenelle Scott
Shenelle Scott
T Boz
Carmen Bryan
Carmen Bryan
Marie “Free” Wright
Cathy Michelle White
Cathy Michelle White
Wife/SpouseBeyoncé Knowles (m. 2008)
Jay Z and Beyonce
ChildrenBlue Ivy Carter
Blue Ivy Carter
Money Factor
Net WorthUS$700 million (2016)
HouseTribeca apartment ( $6.85 million)
Trump World Tower apartment (Rent - $65000 a month)
Indian Creek village ($9,300,000)
CarMaybach Exelero, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, Pagani Zonda, Rolls Royce Phantom, Ferrari F430 Spider, Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
PlaneBombardier Challenger 850 ($40 million)

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Jay Z

  • Does Jay Z smoke ?: Yes
  • Does Jay Z drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Jay Z has received 21 Grammy Awards for his music as well as for other categories.
  • He is an affluent entrepreneur and 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 is the founder of Roc Nation and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella records. Runs a website by the name of Life+Times.
  • Jay Z was raised by a single mother; he met his father after 33 years and forgave him.
  • He shot his elder brother in the shoulder for stealing Jay Z’s jewelry.
  • Jay Z and Busta Rhymes went to the same school and also did a rap battle in the cafeteria.
  • He is close friends with Barrack Obama but he never wants to be a politician.
  • He pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross after the hurricane Katrina.
  • In 2009, Jay Z and his wife Beyonce were named the most powerful couple in the world, with a combined income of $162 million.
  • Jay Z does not write his lyrics down anywhere, he creates them just in his head.
  • His name Jay Z is inspired by his old nickname Jazzy.
  • His song ‘Show Me What You Got’ was leaked online and the FBI was probed to take care of the matter.
  • Jay Z sold CDs out of his car before he founded his own record label with Damon Dash and Kareem Biggs.
  • Jay Z used to sell crack to earn money and used a rubber band as the money clip.
  • His nephew Colleek D. Luckie died in 2005, driving the Chrystler 300 that Jay Z had gifted him as a graduation gift.
  • Takes Beyonce on a Pizza date every Sunday.
  • Of the few people that talked to Biggie on the phone before he died, Jay Z was one of them.
  • His testing level was that of a twelfth grade when he was just in sixth grade; close to a child prodigy.
  • His father died the night he had the opening ceremony of his club.
  • Jay Z has more number one albums than Elvis.
  • Jay Z is a co-owner in the basketball team Brooklyn Nets.
  • Beyonce and Jay Z are supposed to be coming up with a collaborative album and it is said that it is completed already but there is no news about its release.