Beyonce Knowles net worth: Beyonce Knowles is an American pop singer and actress who has a net worth of $450 million. Beyonce Knowels had her first brush with fame thanks to the 90s TV show Star Search as a member in the rapping-and-dancing troupe Girl's Tyme. Girl's Tyme struggled in the late 1990s but was eventually signed by Columbia Records in 1997 under its new name, Destiny's Child. Destiny's Child would go on to release seven albums, five of which went platinum. In total they sold over 50 million records worldwide.
Not to be limited by groupthink, Beyonce struck out on her own and has released several extremely successful solo albums. She also developed a serious acting career with leading roles in Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, Obsessed and Austin Powers. While this successful Texan is known for her contributions to the entertainment industry, her savvy business acumen makes her a brand name to be reckoned with. Beyonce signed her first endorsement deal with Pepsi in 2002 which was quickly followed by deals with L'Oreal, American Express, Samsung, Ford and DirectTV. She has launched a number of fragrances over the years, and recently signed a $20 million, three year deal to develop a signature fragrance for Coty. And don't forget the fashion line, Dereon, that she launched with her mom Tina. Beyonce's best business deal to date has been her marriage to Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, the hip hop artist, producer, co-owner of the NJ Nets and multi-millionaire entrepreneur. The couple welcomed their first child Blue Ivy Carter in 2012.
The couple is intensely private but we do know that Beyonce does like to spend a little money on herself. She wears a $5 million, 18 carat diamond engagement ring and is known for her love of high fashion, including a taste for wearing PETA-unfriendly furs. The pair shares a couple Manhattan apartments, an estate in Scarsdale, New York and a mansion in Miami. Rumor has it that they are looking for a place to buy in England. Don't expect to see them in first class on your way to the back of the plane – these two fly private and are shuttled around town in a fleet of luxury cars.