Beyoncé Giselle Carter, aka Queen Bey, is a popular singer, dancer, actress and an entrepreneur from Houston, America.
Before Beyoncé went solo, she was the lead singer of the popular girl’s band ‘Destiny’s Child’ In the 1990s.
Destiny’s Child was a very successful girl’s group which won many awards and achievements throughout its tenure.
Beyoncé has appeared in many movies such as ”The PinkPanther”, ”The Fighting Temptations” and ”Dreamgirls”.
Married to the famous rapper Jay-Z in 2008, Beyoncé is known today as the most successful and the highest-paid celebrities of today.
Beyoncé was born on the 4th of September in 1981 in Houston, Texas.
She was born to father Mathew Knowles and mother Celestine.
Beyoncé has a younger sister named Solange. Solange is a singer as well. Additionally, she was one of the backup dancers for Beyoncé’s band Destiny’s Child.
Beyoncé attended her local High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
She went on to attend Alief Elsik High School. Here she became a member of the Choir at St. John’s United Methodist Church.
Beyoncé formed her all girl-group Tyme when she was only 9 years old. The group performed in the popular talent show, Star Search.
The group was later signed by Columbia Records in 1997. They changed their name to Destiny’s Child.
In a couple of years, Destiny’s Child gained immense commercial success globally.
Beyoncé’s Solo Career
Destiny’s Child was a major hit in the early 2000s and won several awards throughout its tenure.
However, as time passed, the three girls decided to pursue solo careers.
Beyoncé was destined to become a megastar the moment she went her way.
In 2003, Beyoncé released her first solo album ‘’Dangerously In Love’’.
The album won an impressive five Grammys that year that signified that she was meant to be a superstar.
She went on to release 8 solo albums in total.
Beyoncé married the popular artist, Jay Z, in 2008. This made them the ultimate power couple in the entertainment industry.
Beyoncé and Jay Z welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy Carter, on the 7th of January in 2012.
The couple is said to have booked an entire floor of the Lenox Hill Hospital to maintain their privacy.
In June of 2017, the welcomed welcome twins, a boy and a girl named Sir and Rumi. The couple is reported to have filed trademark documents to copyright the names.
Beyoncé Net Worth As Of 2021
As of 2021, Beyoncé’s net worth is estimated to be around $500 million while her husband, Jay Z, net worth is $1 billion. This puts its total network at staggering $1.5 billion.
The majority of her net worth can be attributed to her successful music career.
She also earned a great deal from her acting career. She appeared in several hit movies like The Pink Panther and Dreamgirls. She also lent her voice to The Lion King movie.
Beyoncé has also made a lot of money outside her career in the entertainment industry.
She has collaborated with top fashion brands like Topshop and Gucci.
She has also launched her clothing line named ‘Ivy Park’
Over the years, Beyoncé has proven time and again that she is just as good a businesswoman as she is a singer.
She famously declined the $6 million performance fee by Uber to be paid in stocks instead. This decision proved to be right as the stocks are worth $9 million today.
Beyoncé has a long history of contributing back to the community in the form of various charity works.
One of her greatest initiatives was the Survivor Foundation to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
She was the social ambassador for the World’s Children’s Day in 2005 and sang the anthem song as well.
She teamed up with several anti-hunger organizations in 2007.
Fun Facts About Beyoncé That You Probably Didn’t Know
Beyoncé wrote her hit song ‘Crazy In Love’ in 2 hours alongside the US record producer Rick Harrison and that too with a hangover.
She suffered from major depression in her Destiny Child’s days when fans blamed her for the departure of Luckett and Roberson from the band.
In 1995, Beyoncé’s father left his full-time job to manage Destiny’s Child. This movie had a major impact on the family’s income and forced them to move into separate apartments.
Did you know that Beyoncé is the first female artist who had her first 6 albums hit the number 1 on several charts?
Beyoncé visited 97 venues on her first tour and the tour earned over $24 million.
Beyoncé had only one boyfriend in her life before she got married to Jay Z in 2008.
Did you know that Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy’s cries were included towards the end of the track ‘’Glory’’ by Jay Z? This makes Blue Ivy the youngest person to appear on the Billboard 100.