Rap is not the only field good at. He, instead, is proven good in cashing in his popularity by venturing into various businesses, from executive worlds of music, fashion, sport, to club. Recognized as one of the most financially successful American hip-hop artists, it is not surprising then to see his name written on the No. 1 spot of Forbes magazine's "Hip-Hop Cash Kings" list.
Earned an estimated $34 million by last year, Jay-Z besting fellow music mogul who comes at 2nd spot with a reported income of $32 million from his music and businesses, such as a record label, video games and a line of books. Rapper, record producer, and clothing designer is ranked 3rd on the list, just one place ahead of who is at No. 4, taking in $21 million by 2006.