Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter
Net Worth: $300 million
Source of Wealth: music
Born: September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas,
Beyoncé Knowles rose to stardom as lead vocalist of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child. The group was very successful, releasing four platinum albums: Destiny’s Child (1998), The Writing’s on the Wall (1999), Survivor (2001), and Destiny Fulfilled (2004).
While enjoying her group’s great success, Beyoncé began exploring film projects. She starred in MTV’s musical film Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001), alongside Mekhi Phifer. The following year she co-starred in the spy parody Austin Powers in Goldmember, opposite Mike Myers. Her other movies include Dreamgirls (2006), and Obsessed (2009).
In 2003, she released her first solo album, Dangerously in Love. It sold 317,000 copies in its first week. It also earned Knowles five Grammy Awards. In 2006, she released her second solo album B’Day, which sold 541,000 copies in its first week. The album was also nominated for five Grammy Awards. Her other albums include I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008) and 4 (2011).
How much money does Beyonce make?
Annual earnings according to Forbes:
2012: $40 million
2011: $35 million
2010: $87 million
2009: $87 million
2008: $80 million
2004: $23 million
|Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)||$3,000,000|
|The Fighting Temptations (2003)||$1,500,000|
“I Am… Tour” (2009-10) – grossed $119.5 million in 108 total shows ($1.1 million per show).
“The Beyoncé Experience” (2007) – worldwide tour that grossed $90 million in 97 shows.
Endorsement income and other business ventures
She makes about $10 million annually from endorsements. She has gotten endorsement deals with PepsiCo, DirecTV, L’Oréal, Giorgio Armani, Nintendo Co., American Express, Crystal Geyser,General Mills, Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, Vizio, and Samantha Thavasa handbags.
In 2005, Beyonce and her mother, Tina, created the fashion line, House of Deréon. In 2010, she released her first first perfume, Heat. Macy’s sold $3 million worth of Heat in its first 3 months.