Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter is not just the first hip-hop artist to be inducted in Songwriters Hall of Fame and a 22-time GRAMMY award-winner. With multiple businesses, accolades across the recording and film industries, recognition throughout the philanthropic community and strong relationships with global investment leaders like Warren Buffet, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter is the most globally dominant force of popular culture.
Among his achievements, Carter has sold over 100M albums worldwide, retains control of his own master rights to his music, has served as President of Def Jam Recordings, curates and owns the successful “Made In America” festival, serves as Creative Director of PUMA Hoops, advising on brand strategy, acquired luxury spirits brands Armand De Brignac and D’usse, and maintains his role as majority owner in the 40/40 sports clubs. In 2013, Carter launched Roc Nation Sports, whose roster includes three-time NBA scoring champion and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant and MLB All-Star New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó. In 2015, Carter became co-owner of global streaming service, TIDAL.
In addition to his impact on the entertainment world, JAY-Z continues to use his platform for social good including the work of his Shawn Carter Foundation and serving as Co-Founder of The REFORM Alliance.
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