Jay-Z owns slightly less than one-fifth of one percent of the Barclay Center. New York City recently appraised the Barclays Center–based on its potential income–to be worth $741 million. That works out to about $1.5 million for Jay-Z’s stake.
But he could get even more, given the huge success of the arena. Through the first half of this year the Barclays Center was the top-grossing venue in America. And Forest City Enterprises, which owns 55% of the arena through its Nets Sports and Entertainment subsidiary, booked net operating income of $10.8 million for the arena through the first six months of 2013.