What is Beyoncé’s Net Worth? $350 million
How did Beyoncé earn her wealth and money?
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. She was born on 4th September 1981, in Houston, Texas. She is the wife of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, a very famous hip-hop artist. Beyoncé’s talent for singing was discovered when her dance teacher, Darlette Johnson, started humming a song and Beyoncé finished it, all the while hitting high-pitched notes. Once, at seven years, she participated, and beat fifteen or sixteen-year-olds, in a talent show at school. Since then, her love for music and performing kept growing. She continued to perform at several different singing and dancing competitions, and went on to sing with her school choir; she retained the soloist position for a complete two years in the choir at St. John’s United Methodist Church.
She got recognition in the 1990s when she created an all-girls’ band – “Destiny’s Child” – alongside Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. Beyoncé was the band’s lead vocalist, and it was managed by her father, Matthew Knowles. Destiny’s Child went on to be established as one of the best-selling girl bands to date.
Up till June 2016, Beyoncé has sold 17.2 million albums as a solo artist, and an additional 17 million albums as part of Destiny’s Child, in the United States.
During 2002, Destiny’s Child went on a hiatus, and Beyoncé got her debut Hollywood movie, “Austin Powers in Goldmember”, which was released that year. Then a year later came the release of Beyoncé’s debut album, “Dangerously in Love”, as a solo artist. This album debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 and sold 11 million copies globally. It provided her a strong base and recognized her as legit and successful with five Grammy awards for her very first solo album. Two of her songs from this very album, “Baby Boy” and “Crazy in Love”, were placed on the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles.