Real Name: Shawn Corey Carter
Birth Date: December 4, 1969
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Notable Achievements: He is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2012, Forbes estimated Carter’s net worth at nearly $500 million. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving seventeen Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. Two of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996) and The Blueprint (2001), are ranked in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. source