Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, born in Houston, Texas on September 4, 1981, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress.
What is Beyonce’s Net Worth?
As of 2022, Beyonce’s net worth is estimated to be $500 million. Beyonce’s net worth will continue to grow in the coming years as she continues to release new music and pursue new business ventures.
Beyonce was born and raised in Houston, Texas to Mathew and Tina Knowles. Her father worked as a Sales Manager for Xerox while her mother was a hairdresser and salon owner. Beyonce has one older sister, Solange, who is also a singer and actress.
As a child, Beyonce took part in various singing and dancing competitions. She began performing with her girl group Destiny’s Child in the late 1990s. The group rose to fame with their hit singles “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name”. Destiny’s Child went on to become one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, selling over 60 million records worldwide.
Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, Destiny’s Child became one of the world’s best-selling girl groups in history. Their hiatus saw Beyoncé’s theatrical film debut in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and the release of her first solo album, Dangerously in Love (2003). The album established her as a solo artist worldwide, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and earning five Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “Crazy in Love”.
Following the disbandment of Destiny’s Child in 2006, she released her second solo album, B’Day, which contained her fourth number-one single, “Irreplaceable”, as well as the top ten singles “Déjà Vu” and “Beautiful Liar”. Beyoncé also continued her acting career with starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), and Obsessed (2009). Her marriage to rapper Jay-Z and portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her third album, I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), which saw the birth of her alter-ego Sasha Fierce and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”.
Awards and Recognition
Throughout her career, Beyoncé has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million records with Destiny’s Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She is ranked as the most successful artist of the 2000s in the United States by Billboard and is the second-highest-certified female artist in the US, with 134 million certified albums. With the release of Dangerously in Love, Beyoncé became the first female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 with their first album. She was awarded the Millennium Award at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards, and her work as a songwriter earned her awards from ASCAP and Songwriters Hall of Fame. She has also earned numerous MTV Video Music Awards, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2016.
In addition to her music career, Beyonce has also ventured into the business world. She has launched her own fashion line, House of Deréon, and a line of beauty products, titled Beyoncé Knowles Beauty. She has also been a spokesperson for several brands, including L’Oréal, Pepsi, and American Express.
Beyoncé married rapper Jay-Z in 2008. The couple have three children together: Blue Ivy Carter, born in 2012, and twins Rumi and Sir Carter, born in 2017.
In 2019-2020, Beyonce was ranked as the second-highest-paid celebrity in the world, with an income of $81 million.