Beyoncé is killing it — as always. The multimillionaire singer is basking in post-pregnancy life, celebrating after the birth of twins Rumi and Sir in June 2017 and was recently featured on rap icon Eminem’s new single, “Walk on Water.”
As a singer, songwriter, producer, actress, dancer and businesswoman, Beyoncé has created quite the empire. Since her 2008 marriage to Jay Z, the power couple has become an unstoppable force in the entertainment industry. In addition to her numerous Grammys — which have made her the second-most honored female artist in Grammy history — she has a successful fashion line, business ventures, and her April 2016 HBO special “Lemonade” was a hit.
Head down the Bey-hive and brush up on all of Beyoncé’s biggest projects and find out how this musical superstar grew her net worth.
Beyoncé Net Worth: $450 Million
Beyoncé’s net worth is an estimated $450 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Between her music, tours, clothing lines and films, she’s not only earned her spot as one of the richest celebrities in Hollywood — but also as one of the highest-paid celebrities. If you combine her income with that of her husband Jay-Z, however, that number skyrockets to a cool $1.35 billion. Jay-Z, a talented artist and entrepreneur, has a net worth valued at $900 million and rising thanks to his savvy business ventures and endorsements.
Beyoncé Grammy Awards and Nominations
Beyoncé has the distinction of being one of the most prolific artists in Grammy history. Throughout her career, she has taken home 22 awards and 62 nominations from the Grammy Awards for her music, both as a solo artist and with Destiny’s Child. Most recently, her much-acclaimed “Lemonade” album garnered her numerous Grammy nominations for 2017. Read on to find out just how many accolades she has taken home over her two-decade-long career so far.
Grammy Awards Won by Beyoncé
- Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: “Say My Name,” “Survivor,” “The Closer I Get to You (with Luther Vandross),” “So Amazing (with Stevie Wonder)”
- Best R&B Song: “Say My Name,” “Crazy in Love (feat. Jay-Z),” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” “Drunk in Love (feat. Jay-Z)”
- Best Contemporary R&B Album: Dangerously in Love, B’Day, I Am… Sasha Fierce
- Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Crazy in Love (feat. Jay-Z),” “Soldier (feat. T.I. and Lil Wayne)”
- Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: “Dangerously in Love 2,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
- Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Halo”
- Song of the Year: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
- Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “At Last,” “Love on Top”
- Best Surround Sound Album: Beyoncé
- Best R&B Performance: “Drunk in Love” (feat. Jay-Z)
- Best Urban Contemporary Album: Lemonade
- Best Music Video: “Formation”
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The “Crazy in Love” singer started performing in local competitions at the age of seven and formed a girl’s singing group with her cousin Kelly Rowland and classmates LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett. The group became the original formation of Destiny’s Child, which was managed by Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles. After financial disputes, Roberson and Luckett were replaced by Farrah Franklin — who was shortly fired — and Michelle Williams.
After years of success in music, Beyoncé, Rowland and Williams announced in 2001 a hiatus from Destiny’s Child to pursue solo careers, reconvening once in 2004 to release the album “Destiny Fulfilled,” complete with a concert tour. After the release of a greatest hits album, Destiny’s Child officially disbanded.
In her solo career, Beyoncé has released five solo albums: “Dangerously In Love,” “B’Day,” “I Am…Sasha Fierce,” “4,” and “Beyoncé.” All five albums debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The surprise drop of her fifth album, “Beyoncé,” broke the U.S. iTunes record for largest sales week after only three days and 617,000 sales.
For her Mrs. Carter World Tour, Beyoncé reportedly grossed around $1 million per night on ticket and merchandise sales before paying agents, managers and taxes.
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Beyoncé No. 1 Billboard Hit ‘Irreplaceable’ Music Video
Since Beyoncé went solo, her No. 1 Billboard hit has been “Irreplaceable,” which sat at the top of charts for 10 weeks straight. The song charted for 30 weeks total, according to Billboard. The only song sung by Beyoncé that performed better was “Independent Women Part 1” by Destiny’s Child, which was No. 1 for 11 weeks.
Beyoncé Film Career
In 2002, Beyoncé landed the role of Foxxy Cleopatra in the film “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” in which she established herself as a talented comic actress. Other films in which she has had a role include “The Fighting Temptations,” “The Pink Panther,” “Dreamgirls” and “Obsessed.” She has also starred in her own music videos and shorts, as well as those of other artists, including Lady Gaga’s “Telephone.”
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Beyoncé Endorsements and Business Ventures
Beyoncé has endorsements with big companies like Pepsi and H&M, contributing largely to her net worth. Vogue speculated that her earnings from an H&M deal were in the millions, as well as her earnings from Pepsi.
Beyoncé has also made a name for herself in fashion and fragrance, collaborating on and endorsing Tommy Hilfiger and Armani’s fragrances. In 2010, she launched her first official fragrance, Beyoncé Heat. Other fragrances followed, including Beyoncé Pulse perfume and Beyoncé Heat Rush. Her “Heat” collection was the best-selling celebrity fragrance line with sales up to $400 million worldwide.
House of Dereon, a fashion house Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles started in the early 2000s, produces clothing, sportswear, shoes and bags. Recently, the singer collaborated with Topshop to create a line of streetwear called Ivy Park. The brand offers clothing, footwear and accessories for the dance, fitness and sports categories. Beyoncé has also co-designed some jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos for Flash Tattoos.
In addition to her work in the fashion industry and on her own music, Beyoncé is one of the co-owners of the music streaming service Tidal. Husband Jay Z purchased Tidal’s parent company Aspiro early in 2015, and they now own Tidal along with other big-name artists like Kanye, Madonna, Calvin Harris, Nikki Minaj and Coldplay. As of 2017, Tidal was valued near $600 million according to Celebrity Net Worth — over 10 times more than he paid for it two years prior.
Beyoncé Activism and Feminism
Recently, Bey has made a name for herself as an outspoken feminist and activist. She has notably backed Democratic political candidates — performing Etta James’ “At Last” for the first inaugural dance of President Barack Obama’s first term in 2009, as well as holding a fundraiser for Obama’s 2012 campaign at husband Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in New York City.
Beyoncé publicly avowed herself as a “modern-day feminist,” according to an interview with Vogue. In 2014, she even performed in front of a backdrop proclaiming the word “FEMINIST” at the MTV Video Awards.
She has also been known to advocate openly for the LGBTQIA+ community, transgender rights, same-sex marriage, as well as publicly disavowing police brutality, specifically against the black community.
Marriage to Jay-Z and Family
Beyoncé married hip-hop superstar Jay-Z privately in April 2008. In January 2012, their daughter Blue Ivy was born. The couple is known for being private about their personal lives, which only adds to fans’ curiosity and fascination. Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s combined net worth is $1 billion. In 2015, the couple’s collective income was $110.5 million, down from the $175 million they made together the year before. In June 2017, Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed twins Rumi and Sir Carter to their family. Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement set the Guinness World Record for most “likes” within eight hours, cracking over 6.3 million.