Perhaps You'd Like To See An Elaborate Dissection of Jay-Z's Various Business Ventures and How They've Fared During the Recession?
The abridged version: The Spotted Pig, Rocawear (saved by skinny jeans!), that Tribeca spot from "Empire State of Mind," and Jay's Live Nation deal? Doing just fine. The 40/40 Club chain? Kind of a mixed bag. The New York Nets, the Aqueduct/Racino/David Paterson debacle, a couple of prospective New York hotels, and the pocket change he spent bankrolling Fela!? Bad investments. Conclusion? Jay-Z is still worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Jay-Z's 99 problems [NYP]