If you are a music lover or not, you probably know who Beyonce Knowles- Carter is. I doubt there is anyone who hasn’t heard of Beyonce. Her fans are popularly called the Beyhives, they defend and support her advocacy and music. She is multi-platinum and also a Grammy award-winning artist known for her vocals, videos, and shows. Beyonce net worth has increased drastically since when she was part of the Destiny Child to now that she is a force to reckon with.
Before Beyonce net worth grew as huge as it is, she was once a normal girl with a simple life. She was born on the 4th of September, 1981 to Tina, a salon owner and Matthew Knowles, a Xenox sales manager in Houston, Texas. Her birth name is Beyonce Giselle Knowles. She is a sister to Solange Knowles and also a step-sibling to the actress Bianca Lawson. She attended St Mary’s Montessori School in Houston where she was learning how to dance. Her instructor Darlette Johnson discovered her music talent. At age 7, she won a school talent show singing Johns Lennon’s “Imagine”. She also went to Parker elementary which is a music magnet school. Her high school was Alief Elsik and she also attended one for Performing and visual arts. Also a soloist for St John’s Methodist school, Beyonce has been building her career since she was young.
Beyonce Singing Career
She formed a singing group with her friend Kelly Roland. They sang and danced as an all-girl entertainment group. They were in Girls Tyme group with other girls, they rapped and danced on a talent show in Houston. After they got the attention of a producer, Arne Fragger, he placed them in Star Search, the largest talent show on television then. However, the girls did not win the show.
In 1995, Mr. Knowles began to manage the group and they changed their name to Destiny Child in 1996. They were performing and also auditioning for record labels when Elektra Records signed them. After the record label dropped them, they were signed to Grass Roots Entertainment again. In 1996, they began to record their album under Sony music and they later got a contract with Columbia Records.
In 2003, Beyonce began her life as a solo artist with the release of her album Dangerously in love. The album won five Grammy awards and sold millions of copies. She worked with different great artists such as Sean Paul, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z and much more. In 2004, Destiny’s Child released their final album and broke up the following year. Since then, Beyonce has been a solo artist building her brand and career.
Beyonce Acting Career
Beyonce net worth did not just grow with a music career, she is also a successful actress. In 2003, although still part of Destiny Child, Beyonce started acting. She has been part of movies alongside great stars like Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson and others. Her first movie was Hip Hopera. Since then she has starred in lots of movies and some of them are:
- Carmen : A Hip Hopera, 2001
- Austin Powers In Gold Member, 2002
- The Fighting Temptations, 2003
- The pink panther, 2006
- Dreamgirls, 2006
- Cadillac Records, 2008
- Obsessed, 2009
- Epic, 2013
- The lion king, 2019
- Homecoming, 2019
Beyonce Albums and Singles
Beyonce’s net worth is on the high side and she has achieved it through hard work. She has 6 studio albums, 3 compilation albums, 2 karaoke albums and 5 live albums. Also with 62 singles, 1 soundtrack and 1 mixtape, She has sold over 118 million records as an individual artist and 60 million as a part of the Destiny Child. Furthermore, the Recording Association of America recognizes her as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s decade.
She sold 17.2 million albums as a solo musician and 17 million albums as a group in June 2016. Queen B as she is fondly called by her fans is one of the best selling artists of all time. Some of her albums are:
- Dangerously in love with songs like Crazy in love, Baby Boy, Me, Myself and I.
- B’Day which features singles Déjà vu, Irreplaceable and much more.
- I am…. Sasha Fierce which has songs like If I Were a Boy and Single Ladies (Put a ring on it).
- 4 was her fourth album and it contains songs like Run the world and the Best thing I never had.
- Her fifth one is self-titled Beyonce and it has singles like Drunk in love which topped number two on US Top 100.
- Lemonade is the most recent album which had lead single Formation.
Beyonce Marriage and Kids
After her first album with fellow musician Jay-Z, there were rumors that they were dating but neither of them tried to dispel the rumor. In 2008, they both got married in a private ceremony in New York City.
She gave birth to her first child Blue Ivy carter on the 7th of January, 2012. On the 13th of June, 2017 she welcomed her twins Sir and Rumi carter into the world. Beyonce is very private with her family and does not share much about them on social media.
Beyonce Endorsements And Other Business interests
Beyonce net worth is massive and this does not come from being an artist and actress alone. She also has other businesses she does. Since 2002, she has worked with Pepsi signing a $50 million endorsement with them. She has also worked with Tommy Hilfiger for the True star fragrances. Beyonce has promoted so many companies and products such as Emporio Armani fragrance in 2007 and others. She also launched her very own fragrance line which is Heat in 2010 and also Heat rush in 2011. In 2013, she launched her third which was named Pulse. With sales of over $400 million, her six editions of Heat has been said to be the world best selling celebrity fragrance.
In 2015, she became a co-owner of a music streaming services Tidal which specializes in audio and high definition music videos with 16 other artist celebrity stakeholders.
Beyonce Net worth
According to Forbes, Beyonce net worth is $355 million as of 2018. Alongside her husband, Queen B owns a $26 million house in the Hamptons. According to a report by Truvia, the house has 7 bedrooms, 7 and a half bathrooms and tops 12,000 square feet. The landed property is close to a 17-acre meadow preserve and has water access to Georgia pond. There is also a two-bedroom guest house that is 1800 square foot.
She also has lots of rides. Some of the cars sitting in her garage are Mercedes Benz (S class, Sprinter Limousine, SLR McLaren), Cadillac Escalade, and Chrysler Pacifica.
Beyonce has made a legacy for herself. She is the most nominated and second most awarded woman in the history of Grammys. She has a total of 23 awards and also 70 nominations. Her albums and songs have won numerous awards. Winning 28 MTV Video Music Awards which makes her one of a kind on the show. She has awards from BET and Soul Train. Some of the awards she has won are:
- Best international Act, 2007
- Soundtrack Song of the Year, 2007.
- International Artist Award, 2007.
- Award-Winning R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, 2008
- Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, 2009.
- Best collaboration, 2010. (with lady Gaga)
- Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist. 2011.
- Best music video, Formation 2016.
- Album of the year, 2018.
- Best coloring Grading video, Apeshit, 2019.
Beyonce has achieved such a great feat for herself. Her awards are too numerous to mention. You can check Wikipedia to see other awards this great Icon has won.
In her song, Flawless Beyonce featured a speech (We should all be feminists) by Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and aligned herself publicly with the Feminism ideology. In 2013, she stated in an interview that she considers herself a modern-day feminist. She advocates providing equal opportunities for boys and girls and the issue that enables double standards in the society should be illuminated to enable changes.
In March 2016, she endorsed same-sex marriage, after California’s debate. She also spoke against brutality on black Americans and condemned it. In the video of her song Formation, she received critics because the videos talked about police brutality. In an interview with Elle, She replied to the controversy surrounding said video saying “I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things. If celebrating my roots and culture during Black History Month made anyone uncomfortable, those feelings were there long before a video and long before me.”
In this post, we discussed the music legend and business mogul Beyonce net worth, family, accomplishments and more. As seen above, this legend has made quite a name for herself and can never be forgotten in history books.