How much is Beyoncé worth?
|Net Worth:||$500 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 4, 1981|
|Country:||United States of America|
How can you not love a sexy woman who created — and epitomizes — the term “bootylicious” and has no qualms about gorging on some fried chicken and burgers at the end of the day? Since she rose to fame as the unofficial frontwoman of girl group Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé Knowles has built a multi-faceted empire that put her in the number two spot on Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Celebrities list (under Oprah Winfrey) in 2010. Not too shabby for a down-to-earth homebody from the South.
Beyonce was born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter on September 4, 1981. She is a popular American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Houston, she performed in many dancing and singing competitions when she was a child. Her popularity was boosted in the late 1990s when she became the lead singer of one of the best-selling girl groups of all time – Destiny’s Child.
During the hiatus of the group, in early 2002, Beyonce made her (theatrical) film debut as she starred in Austin Powers Goldmember. During that time she also recorded her solo studio project – “Dangerous in Love”, which was released in 2003 and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Destiny’s Child disbanded in 2006 and after that Beyonce focused on her solo career. She released a few more albums and has received a lot of awards and achievements during her 20+ years long career. In fact, she is the most nominated woman in the Grammy Awards’ history, and in 2010, she earned a record-setting six Grammys, something that no other artist has ever done.
We calculate Beyoncé has a net worth of $500 million dollars, as of 2020.
How did Beyoncé get so rich?
Beyonce became rich because she became one of the most influential singers of all time. It didn’t take too long for her to take over the world with her incredible singing abilities. In April 2008, Beyonce married Jay-Z. A few months later, in mid-November, her third studio album was released. “I Am… Sasha Fierce” introduced Queen B’s alter-ego. Besides mediocre reviews and debuting at number one in the Billboard 200, the album included the hit song “Halo”. The song became the singer’s longest-running song in the Hot 100, having stayed there for 31 weeks. Because of the album, Beyonce also received ten nominations at the 52nd Grammy Awards in January 2010. It was at the event that Beyonce made history by winning 6 of the 10 nominations, becoming the only female artist to ever achieve that.
Beyonce’s fourth studio albums was released in June of 2011 and it was called “4”. The album became the singer’s fourth consecutive album to land at the top of the Billboard 200. In February 2018, it was announced that the album reached one billion streams on Spotify, making Beyonce the first female to have three studio albums surpass a billion streams (on the platform). After the release of the album, in January 2012, Beyonce gave birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, and went on a short hiatus. June marked Beyonce’s first appearance after giving birth at the Ovation Hall in Revel Atlantic City. At the end of 2012, she was asked to perform during President Barrack Obama’s second inauguration. After a successful comeback and a history-making performance at the Super Bowl in February 2013, Beyonce embarked on her first tour since giving birth – “The Mrs. Carter World Tour”. The concert tour included 132 days, running from April 2013 to March 2014 and became the singer’s most successful of her career, as well as one of the most successful tours ever.
Why is she so famous?
Beyonce rose to fame when she joined the successful girl’s group “Destiny’s Child” and became the lead singer. When she was 8 years old, Beyonce and her childhood friend Kelly Rowland met fellow artist LaTavia Roberson during an audition for an all-girls group. All three were placed into a group with three other girls. The group was called “Girl’s Tyme” and after her father quit his job, he decided to become their manager. The girls’ group participated in the largest talent show on national television, Star Search, however, they failed to win because the performance wasn’t liked. In 1996, Girl’s Tyme got a contract with the label Columbia Records. Shortly after, Girl’s Tyme turned into Destiny’s Child and they released their very first hit single “Killing Time“, which was added to the movie “Men in Black”. Their first self-titled album was released in February 1998 and it established them as a workable act in the music industry.
After a few years of success, in October 2001, Destiny’s Child announced that they were going on a hiatus to further pursue their solo careers. Shortly after, in July 2002, Beyonce made her film debut, portraying Foxxy Cleopatra in the movie “Austin Powers in Goldmember”. 2002 also marked Beyonce’s first solo recording which was a feature on the song “03 Bonnie and Clyde” by rapper Jay-Z. In 2003, Beyonce released her first-ever studio album “Dangerously in Love”. The lead single of the album “Crazy in Love” featuring Jay-Z quickly became a hit and topped a lot of charts including Billboard Hot 100, in the process, becoming Beyonce’s first number-one single. She then embarked on her first tour to promote the album and confirmed her relationship with Jay-Z. In 2006, Beyonce released her second album “B’Day”. It followed the success of her first album and immediately topped the Billboard 200 chart.
What makes her so successful?
Beyonce’s success was a long time in the making. While she was touring the world, the star unexpectedly released her fifth eponymous album on the iTunes Store without announcing or promoting it beforehand. Just like all of her albums, it immediately topped the Billboard 200 and made her the first woman to have five consecutive studio albums debut at number one. In just six days, the album sold one million copies and was welcomed with commercial success. Her latest album “Lemonade” was released three years later, in April 2016. The album became Queen Bey’s most successful to date as it not only debuted at number 1 in the Billboard 200 chart but all of the 12 songs also debuted on the Billboard 100. With that, Beyonce also broke her previous record and became the only artist to have six consecutive albums debuting at number one (the previous record with five was tied with DMX).
Beyonce is also a popular sex symbol that’s been doing a lot of history in the fashion and modeling world. Whether it’s Time, Vogue, GQ, or Rolling Stone, Beyonce’s been on the cover of them all. Besides her prestigious music career, Beyonce has worked as an actress and appeared in many commercials, movies, and television series. “Fade to Black”, “Obsessed”, “Epic”, and Homecoming” are just some of the many fan favorites. Her most recent acting performance was in the remake of “The Lion King” from July 2019, in which she did the voice-over role of Nala.
Beyonce is certainly one of the best artists ever. Although she started her career as part of the iconic girl group “Destiny’s Child”, Beyonce quickly became recognized for her talents. Her career includes a long list of awards and accomplishments. It didn’t take long for the star to become a cultural icon. In no time, Queen Bey quickly became one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold more than 100 million records all over the globe.