Despite Lil Wayne’s claims, Jay-Z is widely considered the best rapper living. His talent has afforded the former Marcy Projects resident trips to St. Tropez and luxury apartments in New York City. As nice as the money is for Jigga, he gives charitable donations to different organizations. Or does he?
According to reports, hip-hop’s biggest figure only gave his own charity, The Shawn Carter Foundation, $6,431 in 2010. Jay-Z walked home with $67 million that year. In the same year, Beyonce made $87 million, after taxes, and contributed nary a copper penny to her husband’s scholarship foundation.
Carter did just perform two sold out shows at Carnegie Hall where the proceeds were split between The Shawn Carter Foundation and the United Way of New York. Tickets ranged in price from $150 – $15,000. We know the total amount of ticket sales raised a nice sum of money for the charities, but exactly how much is actually going to the charities?
27. @iamdiddy. X @hairweavekiller #atl #badboyreunion #NWM
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28. #pressplay: #atl #badboyreunion #Repost @melindasantiago・・・Such a fun moment! RepostBy @sirjpmoore: “That moment @tyrese jumps in at the #badboyfamilyreuniontour with @qparker112 @daronfrom112 @michaelkeith112 @officialslim_ @rsvpmase #badboyreuniontour #112 #tyrese #112forever #112nation #Atlanta –
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29. I couldn’t forget the homie BLACK ROB #WHOA #BADBOYREUNION
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30. If there’s ever been a standout creative and executive that I’ve patterned my trajectory after, it’s @iamdiddy. There’s absolutely nothing about the maestro, mogul and, sometimes, magician that’s not inspiring. Watching him lead his label through the soundtrack of my life last night was a moment one several levels. I experienced it at the right time in the right place. It fully birthed the new beast I’ve been incubating. It was a hell of a show. Thanks @iamdiddy. 🙌🏾