But he is splitting the proceeds from his Carnegie Hall concerts between the charity and the United Way of New York.
A representative said in a statement provided to The Daily that Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) contributes in other ways, and that his mother works at the charity for free:
“Jay, along with his family, provided office support, overhead support, Mrs. Gloria Carter’s 100% effort and time, computers, FedEx expenses, accounting, and treasury function support. This was at no cost to the charity.”
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, received three donations in 2010, totaling $218,849, The Daily noted.
The representative also noted that in 2011, a year for which tax returns for the charity are not yet available, the artist helped raise $1.25 million for the organization by performing at a free concert.
Forbes estimated Jay-Z’s net worth at $420 million.
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