Jay Z went from rags to riches.
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Celebrating Black History Month: 16 Seriously Inspirational Success Stories
1. Jay Z went from rags to riches.
Legendary rapper and music mogul Jay Z grew up in one of the roughest areas in New York City - the Marcy Projects. However he used his negative surroundings to inspire his success. Now, with an estimated fortune of $560m, Jay Z continues to innovate and attempt to elevate Hip-Hop culture.