Who doesn’t know of Beyonce? Not many that’s for sure. The mega famous singer, producer and even actress is a symbol of the successful self-made pop star. Her fame in the 90s singing with girl band Destiny’s Child was something to be reckoned with. She is now worth a massive $265 million dollars.
Her songs Crazy in Love and Baby Boy from her successful album Dangerously in Love were real hits that won numerous awards and paved the way in establishing her solo career. As a solo artist Beyonce has sold over 100 million records.
And just when we thought that Beyonce couldn’t get any more famous or any more wealthy, she went and married arguably more famous rapper Jay Z — who himself is worth over $600 million dollars. This of course means that the couple are worth together almost £1 billion, yep, billion — dollars.
It could be said that her father, Mathew Knowles, is partly (or massively) responsible for his daughter’s success, as he managed her initial band Destiny’s Child — which went a long way in projecting her stardom, and thus, her solo career. Then came the mega mega wealth.
Multimillionaire Beyonce was born and raised in Texas.
Beyonce, who cites Michael Jackson as one of her big inspirations, once said: ‘When I was writing the Destiny's Child songs, it was a big thing to be that young and taking control. And the label at the time didn't know that we were going to be that successful, so they gave us all control. And I got used to it.’
And of course, Beyonce knew that there was money to be made in places other than music, especially wth her fame and connections — so she took control of that too.
The pop star has made investments ini clothing brands and properties, and has endorsement deals from General Mills, a ‘American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores’, as its bio reads.
Sex also sells, and lets be frank, Beyonce is not an ugly woman. She actually became quite a sex symbol during her career, with many people citing her booty as one of her finest physical assets.
Beyonce’s latest album is called Lemonade, which she made exclusively available of Tidal, ahem, the music site that is owned by none other than…her husband Jay Z. Good business move and good for the family.
Speaking of families, at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, she revealed that her and Jay Zizzle were having a baby. That became MTV’s most-watched broadcast with 12.4 million viewers. People. Go. Mad. For. Beyonce. She really is that famous.
The search term ‘Beyonce pregnant’ was the most Googled term of that week. She is one of the major success of our time, and her bank balance reflects this well enough.