Beyoncé is an American singer, songwriter, actress and business woman. Per Forbes. Her plethora of chart-topping hits have enabled her to become one of the highest-earning entertainers in the world.
Beyoncé’s Brief History And Music Career
Born on September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas, Knowles caught the attention of many people in the 1990’s as the lead singer of the RNB group “Destiny’s Child”. The group sold over 60 million records worldwide to become one of the the best-selling girl groups of all time. Years later, in 2003, Beyoncé decided to go solo by releasing her debut solo “Dangerously in love”. The album earned 5 Grammy awards and featured two singles that topped the Billboard 100.
Beyoncé’s success soared with the release of her second album B’Day in 2006. It produced chart-topping and award-winning hits like “Déjà Vu”, “Irreplaceable”, and “Beautiful Liar”.
Beyoncé at the time of this writing has released 6 studio albums which have sold over 100 million records worldwide. She has received a whopping 20 Grammy Awards for her contributions to the music industry. Her 6th studio album Lemonade was accompanied with a short film of the same name which was released on HBO. The album which was released exclusively on music streaming service, Tidal debuted atop the Billboard 200. She became the first artist ever to have her first, six studio albums top the Billboard charts, breaking DMX‘s record of 5.
Beyonce is worth over $350 million according to Forbes ‘America’s Richest Self-Made women’ list. The publication also reported that husband Jay is worth a whopping $810 million, this implies that their net worth as a couple has broken the $1 billion dollar mark at $1.16 billion.
Movie And Business Career
Between releasing albums, Beyoncé launched into Hollywood. She landed lead roles is successful movies like The Fighting Temptations (2003), The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), Obsessed (2009), and Epic (2013). Apart from the show business, Beyoncé also mints from numerous business ventures as well as lucrative endorsement deals with top brands.
She has had deals with Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Emporio Armani, L’Oréal, Nintendo DS among others. Beyoncé’s signature fragrance line “Heat” is the best-selling celebrity fragrance ever with sales of over $400 million. Together with her mom Tina, Beyoncé in 2005 launched a women’s fashion line House of Deréon. She is also in a 50-50 venture with TopShop to produce an activewear line of clothing.
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Net Worth Breakdown
Beyoncé’s net worth has been a hot topic beginning from 2008 when Forbes began to cover her earnings. She was the highest-earning celebrity in 2008 with $80 million from all her endeavors.
Here’s a look at Beyoncé’s earnings per year, according to Forbes List.
2009 – $87 million
2010 – $35 million
2011 – $36 million
2012 – $40 million. The same year, she and husband Jay Z emerged the highest earning celebrity couple in the world with $78 million.
2014 – $115 million. This is the highest paycheck she has received in her career. It also made her the highest paid celebrity of 2014.
2015- $54.5 million.
2016 – $54 million. Again the power couple were named the highest paid celebrity couple in the world with combined earnings of $107.5 million.
Beyonce Pregnancy and Twin Babies
When Beyoncé announced that she and Jay Z were expecting twins, the result set an Instagram record. In her words:
“We would like to share our love and happiness,” she wrote in a caption. “We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes.”
7 hours later, The announcement became the most-liked Instagram photo of all time, besting Selena Gomez.
According to the twins’ birth certificates, which were obtained by TMZ, Beyonce gave birth to Rumi and Sir at 5.13am local time on June 13, 2017.
Her daughter Rumi was born first and little Sir followed on later at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Beyonce’s Divorce Rumors – Did Jay Z Cheat?
Jay-Z admitted he’s cheated on Beyoncé. The recording artist and music mogul told the New York Times, that he’s still emotionally scarred from his impoverished upbringing in Brooklyn. In his words: “You have to survive. So you go into survival mode, and when you go into survival mode what happens? You shut down all emotions. So even with women, you gonna shut down emotionally, so you can’t connect,” he told executive editor Dean Baquet. “In my case, like it’s, it’s deep. And then all the things happen from there: Infidelity.”
Despite rumors of an impending divorce that followed at that time, the rapper said that he and Beyonce chose to look inward and work on their marriage. “Most people don’t want to do that. You don’t want to look inside yourself.”