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2018 and Jay Z is richest musician in America

Jay Z is richest musician alive in America in 2018, as disclosed by Forbes 2018 list of America’s wealthiest celebrities, released earlier this week.

Mainwhile George Lucas was named the richest celebrity, with a net worth of $5.4 billion, his fellow filmmaker Steven Spielberg makes it to 2nd place with $3.7 billion. Oprah Winfrey took the 3rd spot with a net worth of $2.8 billion, while retired Basketball player Michael Jordan places 4th with $1.7 billion.

Jay Z tied with Kylie Jenner in the fifth spot on Forbes list, with a net worth of $900 million. With this, Jay Z became the richest musician in America in 2018. The only other musician in the top 10 is P Diddy, who places eighth with a net worth of $825 million.

Jay’s net worth has risen $90 million in the last year because of his stakes in various companies including entertainment giant Roc Nation, streaming service Tidal and liquor companies Armand de Brignac and D’Ussé. He’s now ahead of fellow rapper Diddy, who previously held the top music spot on the list.

Here is a list of the top 10 below;

  • 1. George Lucas (net worth $5.4 billion)
    2. Steven Spielberg ($3.7 billion)
    3. Oprah Winfrey ($2.8 billion)
    4. Michael Jordan ($1.7 billion)
    5. Tie — Kylie Jenner ($900 million)
    5. Tie — Jay-Z ($900 million)
    7. David Copperfield ($875 million)
    8. Diddy ($825 million)
    9. Tie — Tiger Woods ($800 million)
    9. Tie — James Patterson ($800 million)

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