This doesn't need to be a long and complicated article. But I did want to take a minute and point out the fact that as of this week, Beyonce and Jay-Z officially have a combined net worth of $1.15 billion. That's up from a mere $1 billion at the end of 2014. That's up from $850 million at the end of 2013. That's up from $675 million at the end of 2012, which is as far back as our net worth data archive on the couple goes.
As we covered yesterday, much of their recent increase in combined net worth is coming from Jay's investment in music streaming company, Aspiro (parent company of WiMP and Tidal). This single investment has increased Jay's net worth by $70 million in the last two months alone. Jay's current net worth is $700 million. For her part, Beyonce's current $450 million net worth is up from $350 million in the last 14 months. Interestingly, one of Beyonce's best assets might actually turn out to be the 3% stake in Tidal that Jay gave her and the 14 other superstars who launched the service last week. At the time the 3% equity stake was given, it had a market value of $7.7 million. If Tidal is as successful as some people think it might be, that stake will obviously become much more valuable.
At $1.15 billion, Bey and Jay are the fifth richest celebrity couple in the world. They are just $20 million shy of the #4 richest couple, billionaire real estate developer Nick Candy and British model Holly Valance. Bey and Jay are $50 million shy of the #3 richest couple, Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana.
Unfortunately, they are still quite far off from the #2 couple, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, who have a combined net worth of $3.42 billion. Bey and Jay are way behind the richest couple in the world, Salma Hayek and Francois Pinault, who have a combined net worth of $5.85 billion. The good news is that at their current pace, Mr. and Mrs. Carter should easily jump to the #3 spot in the next 6-12 months.