Jay-Z, Warren Buffett Team Up In Animated Video To Teach Financial Literacy (VIDEO)
Jay-Z's latest video appearance likely won't make it to MTV or VH1.
The rapper, entrepreneur and husband of Beyonce is teaming up with Warren Buffett to help school kids become more financially literate. Jay-Z will make an appearance in Buffett’s "Secret Millionaires Club," an animated series about a group of kids led by Buffett as they tackle financial emergencies, according to The New York Times. The entire episode has yet to be released, but in the sneak peak, the rapper aims to educate the kids on giving back.
"As a team you can put your interest in business to good use," a cartoon version of Jay-Z tells the kids from his New York office. "That's what I've done, being a good business man has allowed me to help others."
The rapper started a scholarship foundation in 2003 to help kids with limited means pay for college. He's also made generous donations to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Red Cross.
It's no surprise that a show with Buffett's name attached to it would encourage viewers to give back. The billionaire investor has given away $3.25 billion of his own money, mostly to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to ultimately give away half of his wealth, according to Forbes.
Buffett's also received attention recently for his willingness to give to the U.S. government. In an August op-ed in the NYT, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO urged policymakers to up taxes on the "super-rich."
But this isn't the first time Buffett and Jay-Z have appeared together to talk about how they made their money and what they do with it. The two have also sat down with Forbes to talk about the secrets of their success.