Description:Learn 10 fun facts about Jay-Z. Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce have a 'pizza date' every Sunday. Growing up, his nickname was 'Jazzy' which later became his stage name 'Jay-Z'. As a teenager, Jay-Z was a drug dealer on the streets of Brooklyn. His mother stated he gave her no pain at birth, despite weighing 10 lbs. Jay-Z is a successful high school dropout with an estimated net worth of $500 million.