Adnis Reeves

Know About Adnis Reeves, Father of the Famous Rapper Jay-Z

Adnis Reeves gained the limelight through his connection with a renowned rapper and singer, who also happens to be his youngest son, Jay-Z. Jay-Z is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time, and he has been central to the creative and commercial success of artists including Kanye West, Rihanna, and J. Cole.

Adnis Reeves’ Family

Adnis Reeves was born to Hattie White, and Adnis Reeves Sr. He grew up in a tight and conservative family. He was a pastor and married Gloria Carter, a clerk at an investment firm. The couple had 4 children; Eric Carter, Andrea Carter, Michelle Carter and the youngest son, Jay-Z, who broke all odds and rose to stardom. When Adnis abandoned his family, Gloria raised the children as a single parent.

Shawn Corey Carter aka Jay-Z, was born on December 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York City. Jay-Z became a world famous and richest rapper and record producer. He dated veteran singer Beyoncé and kept a low profile until their marriage on April 4, 2008. Their daughter, Blue Ivy, was born at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital on January 7, 2012. On June 18, 2017 Beyonce gave birth to twins, a daughter named Rumi and a son named Sir.

Adnis Reeves later met and reconciled with the family prior to his death in 2003. He died from liver failure. Gloria opened up about being lesbian and later married her long-time partner Roxanne Wiltshire in July 2023.

Adnis Reeves’ Net Worth

Adnis Reeves was a pastor by profession and very little information is available on the web about his net worth. He had an estranged relationship with his famous son Jay-Z. However, the father-son later reconciled, before Adnis’ death. Adnis also became the subject of a few of Jay-Z’s songs.

Jay-Z is an American rapper, producer, songwriter and business man and is considered to be among the most influential hip hop artists of all time. He along with his wife, the superstar singer and song-writer, Beyonce, have a combined net worth of $3 billion approx., and have been ranked as Hollywood’s top-earning couple. They reside in an $88 million home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. Jay-Z is one of the world’s best-selling music artists and has won 24 Grammy Awards. He has been awarded the NAACP’s President’s Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Sports Emmy Award, and been nominated for a Tony Award. 

Ranked by Billboard and Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest artists of all time Jay-Z was the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the first solo living rapper inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Among his many other endeavors, Jay-Z founded the entertainment agency Roc Nation and the luxury sports bar chain the 40/40 Club. His vast business empire today includes record sales, touring, merchandise, endorsements and investments like Armand de Brignac champagne, Tidal and D’Usse cognac.

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