Jay-Z & Warren Buffett Cover Forbes 400 Issue

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Jay-Z day.

To go along with their cover, Jay-Z and Warren Buffett took part in the very first “Forbes 400 summit,” which consisted of an hour-long videotaped interview with Steve Forbes at Buffett’s office building in Omaha, Neb. Check out the full video of their sit-down after the jump, or simply visit Forbes.com to watch 5 highlight clips from the interview.

The first Forbes 400 Summit was surreal, amazing and, in the end, moving. We gassed up a Gulfstream 450 one warm September morning and flew one of the most successful recording artists of all time, Jay-Z, to meet the most successful investor of all time, Warren Buffett, on the latter’s home turf of Omaha, Neb. The intent was to capture their very different perspectives on success and wealth and to talk about the social obligations that come with each. They ended up finding out they had more in common than anyone would have expected between a 40-year-old rapper from the Brooklyn projects and the 80-year-old sage of compounded returns.

In clip #5 (also embedded after the jump,) Jay talks about almost losing an iPod with all the music he had recorded for Blueprint 3 on a flight coming back from Hawaii, the day before he bought the album’s rights for 5 million dollars. He also mentions checking all the internet sites every day for the next 3 months. Hilarity.

Previously: Jay-Z album coming this Spring? + Possible Release Date For Project w/ Kanye

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PICS: Jay-Z x Warren Buffett

Monday, September 20th, 2010

“You lookin’ at the black Warren Buffett, so all critics can duck sick”

The pair, along with Steve Forbes, were in Buffett’s native Omaha, Nebraska to shoot for Forbes Magazine’s upcoming 400 Richest People issue. Usually you need at least a billie to get on the Forbes list, which is something Jay adequately described here some 4 years ago.

In the race to a billion, got my face to the ceiling
Got my knees on the floor, please lord forgive him[…]
I got the Forbes on my living-room floor, and I’m so close to the cover
Motherfucker I want more

Pic spotted @ ICE.