Beyonce is an American singer actress and songwriter. She rose to fame in the late 90’s with the famous R&B girl group, Destiny Child, as the lead singer. She’s a multiple Grammy award winning recording artist, multi-platinum artist, and has sold more than 1oo million copies.
Beyonce is the second highest Grammy Awards winning artist in female category behind Allison Krauss, and the most nominated woman in the history of Grammy awards.
- Nationality: Texas, United States Of American
- Date of Birth: September 4, 1981
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Actress
- Net Worth: $400 million
She was born in Houston, Texas as Beyonce Giselle Knowles, to Matthew Knowles (Father) a sales manager at Xerox, and Celestine Tina Knowles (Mother), an hairdresser and a salon owner. Beyonce has a younger sister named Solange, also a singer and former backup dancer for Destiny child.
She attended St. Mary’s Montessori School in Houston where she learnt how to dance.
Beyonce also attended Parker Elementary School, a school with specialized courses or curricula. She attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later Alief Elsik High School.
Beyonce and Jay Z started their romantic relationship after their collaboration on “03 Bonnie & Clyde in 2002. Beyonce appeared on Jay Z music video as his girlfriend, fueling speculations about their relationship.
On April 4, 2008, she got married to Jay Z in a private wedding. Beyonce became pregnant in April while shooting the cover for the album “4” in Paris, France. She gave birth to a baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter on January 7, 2012.
She announced to the world that she was pregnant with twins on February 2017. Beyonce gave to the twins Rumi Carter (Girl) and Sir Cater (Boy) in June 13, 2017.
Beyonce Career Path
Destiny child group is an American girl group which was formed in 1997. The group comprises of Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, and Beyonce Knowles as the lead singer. The girl group landed a record deal in 1997 with Columbia records and was managed by Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles.
In 1998, they released their self titled debut album and gained momentum on their second album with smash singles like “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name”.
After successful years with Destiny Girl Group, Beyonce became a solo artist in 2002. She released her first album (Dangerously in Love) in 2003. The recording became a huge success for her, both commercially and critically. It sold millions of copies and won five Grammy Awards.
On the album, Beyoncé worked with a number of different artists, including Missy Elliott, Sean Paul, and Jay-Z. Before the group officially broke up in 2005, they released their 5th and last studio album titled “Destiny Fulfilled”.
Queen Bey as fondly called by her fans released her second studio album (B’Day) in 2006. The album sold over 500,000 copies and earned her a Grammy Award for best contemporary R&B album. Beyonce third studio album (I Am…Sasha Fierce 2008) earned 7 Grammy Awards nominations and won 6.
In 2011, she dropped her 4th studio album titled “4”. The album sold over 300,000 copies in its first week and also won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Beyonce released her 5th self studio album in December 13, 2013. The album sold over 600,000 copies in its first week. Her 6th studio album dropped on April, 2016 titles “Lemonade” and sold 485,000 copies in its first week.
Beyonce’s first major acting appearance was in a starring role in the 2001 TV movie Carmen (A Hip Hopera). In 2002. she appeared with Mike Myers as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember. A third film appearance was released in 2003, Beyonce starred opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr. in The Fighting Temptations.
Beyonce’s most significant acting success came in the 2006 film Dreamgirls which earned multiple Academy Awards. She also starred as Etta James in Cadillac Records in 2008.
MTV Video Music Award for Best Video (2003) – Crazy In Love
Grammy Award for R&B Song (2004) – Crazy in Love
MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video (2004) – Naughty Girl
MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Yea r(2009) – Singles Ladies(Put a Ring On It)
Grammy Award for Song of the Year (2010) – Singles Ladies(Put a Ring On It)
Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (2010) – Singles Ladies(Put a Ring On It)
Billboard Millennium Award (2010)
MTV Video Music Awards Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (2014)
Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (2015) – Drunk In Love
MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year (2016)
Grammy Award for Best Music Video(2018) – Formation
Beyonce Net Worth and Endorsements Deals
Beyoncé has worked with heavy weight companies like Pepsi, Samsung, American Express, Emporio Armani, H&M, Toyota. From endorsement deals only, Beyonce has racked up more than $150 million.
Like every other artistes, Beyonce makes money from multiple platinum album sales, mega tours, concerts, and Royalties from streaming companies. Base to our analysis, we estimate Beyonce Net worth to be around $400 million and still counting.