Beyonce’s Net Worth Is $450 Million
|Other Names||Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, Queen Bey|
|Birthday||September 4th, 1981|
|Birth Place||Houston, Texas|
|Height||5ft 6 or 167.6 cm|
Beyoncé Knowles was born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas. Her father Mathew was a record executive and her mother Tina was a fashion designer and stylist. Her younger sister Solange is also a singer and songwriter.
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Beyonce took to singing and dancing at a young age, eventually enrolling at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in her hometown. While there, she participated in the school’s choir and took dance classes, both of which contributed to her future profession. In 1997, she and a few other girls formed a singing group called Destiny’s Child.
Trivia: Beyonce was only nine years old when her first band, Girl’s Tyme, was formed
How Much Money Does Beyonce Make From Her Music?
Put simply, Beyonce is one of the bestselling artists of all time, with both Destiny’s Child and her solo albums selling nearly 30 million physical copies each, no mean feat given the consumer market has been moving away from traditional purchases since the beginning of her recording career.
As a measure of how robust her popularity has been through a changing market, a recent update of the RIAA’s certifications, of which Beyonce has nearly 70, suggests that Beyonce’s digital sales stand at over 110 million. Beyonce’s streaming stats are also huge, with nearly 50 million Spotify hits a month generating somewhere in the region of two million dollars annually. Her duo with Ed Sheeran features as one of the most-streamed songs of all time on Spotify.
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Her legendary live shows have also proven popular and profitable over the years. For example, her third concert tour, the “Beyonce Experience”, grossed $90 million, a figure absolutely dwarfed by the $256 million in ticket sales alone brought in by her “Formation” tour in 2016.
Trivia: Alongside her many other talents, Beyonce is a keen filmmaker, having learned video editing through working with her own production company back in 2008. She is listed as director for 4 films, including Beyonce: Lemonade (2016) and Homecoming (2019).
How Much Are Beyonce’s Business Ventures Worth?
Although the numbers are hard to pin down, it’s clear that Beyonce’s choice to relaunch her Ivy Park brand through Adidas was a wise one. She managed to gain full ownership of the brand beforehand after she buying out British retail mogul Phillip Green. Forbes reported that the deal with Beyonce, who also acts as a ‘creative partner’ for the brand, was part of an overall push by Adidas to reverse sales that fell in consecutive years at the beginning of the 2010s. The brand struck a similar deal with no other than Kanye West and his brand Yeezy, though Adidas severed that deal in October 2022 in light of anti-Semitic remarks Kanye had made.
She owns minority stakes in several other businesses, such as flavored water brands Lemon Perfect, WTRMLN WTR and French fashion brand Destree, alongside fellow musician Rihanna.
Alongside her various business investments, Beyonce also founded Parkwood Entertainment, LLC, a management, production and entertainment company, in 2010. The company’s first movie was Cadillac Records, in which Beyonce starred.
Trivia: She has even been described as recession-proof by US investment bank Goldman Sachs.
What Other Assets Does Beyonce Own?
Along with her rap-royalty husband Jay-Z, Beyonce owns a $90-million mansion in Bel Air, a $40-million private jet and a $13-million car collection.
Although the figures were inflated by several sources (some suggesting a hard-to-believe return of up to $300 million), Beyonce’s decision to be paid in shares for her corporate show for the ride-share giants, Uber, in 2015 has likely proven to be a savvy one providing she sold her stake at the company IPO. She may have indeed netted an additional gain of $3 million.
Trivia: The private jet was purchased outright by Beyonce, as a gift for husband Jay-Z to mark the first Father’s Day after the birth of the couple’s first child, Blue Ivy Carter.
Beyonce shares very little about her personal life and even claimed that her quality of life depends on her privacy. In 2008, she married mega-star hip-hop singer, producer and entrepreneur Jay-Z with whom she has three kids (Blue Ivy, born in 2012 and twin Rumi and Sir, born in 2017). Her relationship hasn’t always been smooth sailing (Jay-z admitted to cheating in a 2017 interview with the New York Times), and she has sometimes used turbulence in her marriage for musical inspiration.
However, we can tell you a lot more about her philanthropic activities. Despite the hard work, enormous successes, and lavish lifestyle that Beyonce enjoys, she has remained grounded and in touch with the struggles of others throughout her career, as shown by her long-standing dedication to charitable pursuits. From setting up a foundation, providing aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to donating to global foodbank networks, the Queen knows how to give back.
In addition, Beyonce has used her superstar status to advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement and racial injustice issues in general, including her famous Black Panther dancers at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2016.
Trivia: Beyonce takes her first name from her mother’s maiden name, which is itself a clerical error, a misspelling of the surname Beyince.
There we have it, a career and portfolio as diverse, considered, and well maintained as we may well have come to expect from Queen Bey. As we’ve discussed, although her ongoing position at the very top of the tree musically accounts for the bulk of Beyonce’s net worth, she has also spent her career making big moves elsewhere.
Singer, dancer, businesswoman, mother, choreographer, designer, activist, we could go on, but we won’t; it is always worth restating just how broad Beyonce’s career has been up to this point.
|Work||Release Date||U.S. Sales|
|Dangerously in Love||June 23, 2003||5,100,000|
|B’Day||September 1, 2006||3,800,000|
|I Am… Sasha Fierce||November 14, 2008||3,400,000|
|4||June 24, 2011||1,500,000|
|Beyoncé||December 13, 2013||2,400,000|
|Lemonade||April 23, 2016||1,500,000|
|Renaissance||July 29, 2022||190,000|
Notable Award Wins
|2001||Destiny’s Child||American Music Awards||Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group|
|2001||Destiny’s Child||BET Awards||Best Group|
|2004||Beyoncé Knowles||BET Awards||Best Female R&B Artist|
|2004||“Crazy in Love”||BET Awards||Best Collaboration|
|2004||“Crazy in Love”||Grammy Award||Best R&B Song|
|2004||“Dangerously in Love 2”||Grammy Award||Best Female R&B Vocal Performance|
|2006||“So Amazing”||Grammy Award||Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals|
|2007||B’Day||Grammy Award||Best Contemporary R&B Album|
|2007||Beyoncé Knowles||American Music Awards||International Artist Award|
|2007||“Irreplaceable”||BET Awards||Video of the Year|
|2009||Beyoncé Knowles||American Music Awards||Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist|
|2010||I Am… Sasha Fierce||Grammy Award||Best Contemporary R&B Album|
|2012||Beyoncé Knowles||BET Awards||Video Director of the Year|
|2013||“Love on Top”||Grammy Award||Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance|
|2014||Beyoncé||American Music Awards||Favorite Soul/R&B Album|
|2015||Beyoncé||Grammy Award||Best Surround Sound Album|
|2016||“Formation”||BET Awards||Viewer’s Choice Award|
|2017||Beyoncé Knowles||American Music Awards||Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist|
|2018||Beyoncé Knowles||BET Awards||Best Female R&B Artist|
|2019||Everything is Love||Grammy Award||Best Urban Contemporary Album|
|2020||Homecoming||Grammy Award||Best Music Film|
|2021||“Black Parade”||Grammy Award||Best R&B Performance|
|2021||“Brown Skin Girl”||Grammy Award||Best Music Video|
|Tour Name||Tour Date|
|The Beyoncé Experience||April 2007 – November 2007|
|Dangerously in Love Tour||November 2003 – November 2003|
|The Formation World Tour||April 2016 – October 2016|
|I Am… World Tour||March 2009 – February 2010|
|The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour||April 2013 – March 2014|
|On the Run II Tour||June 2018 – October 2018|
|On the Run Tour (Beyoncé and Jay-Z)||June 2014 – September 2014|
|Verizon Ladies First Tour||March 2004 – April 2004|