The record-breaking rap artist recently traveled with Forbes magazine to a summit with Warren Buffet, the No. 2 man on Forbes’ list of billionaires. The goal, according to the magazine, was to capture their very different perspectives on success and wealth and to talk about the social obligations that come with each.
Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is listed as one of the magazine’s “billionaires in the making.” He grew up in the projects of Brooklyn, New York, and holds the record for having the most No. 1 albums sold by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 chart. He is an entrepreneur and is part owner of the New Jersey nets.
In 2002, Jay-Z and his mother founded the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund to help teens pay for college.
“I'm getting that sort of feeling when it's real, you know,” he said. “I'm not just sitting home, writing a check to make myself feel good. It's something I really want to do, and I'm into it and excited about it.”
The convicted killer is set to die by lethal injection at 9 p.m. in Jarratt, Virginia, for two murder-for-hire slayings.
Lewis, 41, pleaded guilty to her role in the 2002 slayings of her husband and stepson in their rural home near Danville, Virginia. Two male co-conspirators – the triggermen – were given life in prison without parole.
Lewis and her lawyers asked Gov. Bob McDonnell to spare her life, arguing she has an IQ that is borderline mentally retarded and that she was manipulated to commit the crimes by a dominant male co-defendant.
McDonnell turned down Lewis' clemency petition Friday. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review her appeal or stay the execution.