Jay-Z is not just a famous rapper.
"I'm not a businessman. I'm a business, man."
Great story of how he invested $3mn in Uber (worth $70mn today). He wanted to invest more but Travis Kalanick wouldn't let him, so he wired another $5mn to the Uber bank account. It didn't work. But I respect the hustle.
The man has built an empire. And it's no accident.
He realised where the value was in the music business and, rather than lend his name out to sponsors, he put himself behind businesses across industries: fashion, records, liquor, music streaming.