It’s safe to say that the ‘03 Bonnie & Clyde have come a very long way from their days of throwback jerseys and bedazzled denim designed by Tina Knowles. According to Forbes, Beyoncé, and her husband, Jay Z are now officially a billion-dollar couple.
On Forbes list of America’s “Wealthiest Self-Made Women” released this week, at the age of 35, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has amassed a fortune of $350 million. Adding that to Jay Z’s $810 million and the couple’s total comes to $1.16 billion with no sign of slowing down.
— Forbes (@Forbes) May 17, 2017
Just last week, at the age of 47, Jay Z announced a new ten-year touring deal with Live Nation reportedly worth $200 million, while Beyoncé’s “The Formation World Tour” grossed $256 million from 49 sold out shows, becoming one of the top 20 highest-grossing tours of all time, second only to Bruce Springsteen’s “The River Tour” in 2016, with 37 fewer shows.
When asked by Forbes how she did it, she was candid. “I’m never satisfied,” Beyoncé said. “I’ve never met anyone that works harder than me in my industry.” You hear that Rihanna, Taylor, and whoever else is vying for Queen Bey’s throne? Work harder.
While it’s clear to see how Beyoncé and Jay have earned their cash individually, a huge bulk of their wealth is invested in companies like Roc Nation, Armand de Brignac, and Tidal. The music streaming service that Jay Z purchased in 2015 for $56 million saw their stakes soar when Sprint invested $200 million in the company, becoming a 33% shareholder in the company now valued at $600. Tidal may often be the butt of many jokes (mainly centered around their lackluster interface and their overpriced monthly fees), but so far it’s looking like a sound investment for the couple.
With a set of twins on the way to save the galaxy and Blue Ivy already 5 years old, it’s safe to say the Knowles-Carter household will not soon be a shortage of baby equipment and new toys. Or new private jets and yachts. Whatever it is that billion-dollar couples buy their kids.