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Beyonce performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg. (Getty Images)

  • Beyoncé's net worth is estimated to be $355 million (about R5.1 billion), according to Forbes, making her one of the world's highest-paid celebrities. 
  • Beyoncé, age 37, has worked hard to build her wealth and she spends it lavishly.
  • Her fortune goes to vacation, real estate, and transportation indulgences, as well multiple charities and causes.


Beyoncé is serious goals.

Not only does she have killer looks and a voice to match, she's one-half of a power couple, dominates the music industry, and embodies female empowerment. It also doesn't hurt that she has an estimated net worth of $355 million (about R5.1 billion), according to Forbes.

And after working hard to build that wealth, she knows how to spend it.

Queen Bey, as fans love to call her, is known to indulge in multi-million dollar mansions, luxurious vacations and yachting adventures, and beauty treatments. She's also an excellent gift giver, having gifted husband Jay-Z a private jet and a car, and giving daughter Blue Ivy a doll worth five figures on her birthday.

Beyoncé also spreads her wealth beyond her family, donating it far and wide, including to victims of natural disasters and to education.

Below, see how one of the world's highest-paid celebrities and one of the richest self-made women spends her fortune.

Beyoncé currently has an estimated net worth of $355 million – around R5.1 billion – thanks to her music, touring, and endorsements.

Source: Forbes


From 2016 to 2017, she earned $60 million, making her one of the world's highest-paid celebrities, according to Forbes.

A lot of this came from her Formation World Tour in 2016, which grossed a quarter of a billion dollars.

Source: Business Insider


She and husband Jay-Z wrapped up their On The Run II Tour in October, which earned more than $250 million, their highest-grossing tour together to date.

2018 has been a busy year for Beyoncé — before setting off on tour, she headlined Coachella. MONEY estimates that she was paid $3 million for her performance.

Source: Business Insider


But Beyoncé's wealth doesn't just come from making music and performing. Along with Jay-Z, she holds "significant equity" in Tidal, her husband's music streaming service, which is reportedly worth $600 million.

Source: Forbes, Business Insider


Beyoncé has also dabbled in business ventures. In 2015, she set up on-demand vegan meal delivery service 22 Days Nutrition.

Source: Business Insider


And she's made waves in clothing and merchandise. In 2016, she launched active wear line Ivy Park with Topshop. At the time, items in the collection ranged from $15 to $265.

Source: Fortune


She also launched Beyoncé Heat, a fragrance line that made $75,000 in sales in its first day. She's reportedly sold $400 million worth of the fragrance.

Source: Fortune, Fashionista


But that's not her only foray into fragrance. Beyoncé has also been the face of multiple endorsements, starring in a Giorgio Armani fragrance ad and launching Tommy Hilfiger's fragrance True Star, for which she was reportedly paid $250,000.

Source: Fortune


In 2012, she signed a $50 million deal with Pepsi, which included a new commercial during the Super Bowl. She reportedly had a significant amount of control in the partnership.

Source: Billboard


She's also signed endorsement deals with Nintendo DS, L'Oreal, and American Express.

Source: Fortune


A woman of many talents, Beyoncé has also appeared on screen. She reportedly earned $12.5 million for her role in "Dreamgirls," not counting the reported million she was expected to make for the soundtrack.

Source: Fortune


With so many varied income sources, Beyoncé is America's 53rd richest self-made woman, according to Forbes.

Source: Forbes


Like many millionaires, Beyoncé invests in real estate. She and Jay-Z spend a lot of time in the Hamptons. They used to rent an estate there for $400,000 a month and then swapped it for a waterfront house rental that cost $500,000 a month.

In 2017, they finally purchased a vacation home there for nearly $26 million. It's next to the exclusive Georgica Pond and comes with neighbors Martha Stewart, Steven Spielberg, and Russell Simmons.

Source: Street Easy, Women's Wear Daily


The same year, they paid $88 million for a new mansion in Bel-Air, with a $52 million mortgage. It was reportedly the most expensive sale of 2017 in Los Angeles County.

Beyoncé also owns a converted church in New Orleans, which she and Jay-Z reportedly bought for $2.6 million.

Source: Business Insider


And when she was pregnant with twins Rumi and Suri, she rented a villa in Malibu for $500,000 a month from which to enjoy her maternity leave. It recently sold for roughly $50 million.

In other real estate moves, Beyoncé had reportedly bought a $5.9 million Houston property for her mother as well as Cher's former home in Malibu for roughly $40 million. She recently sold her New York City condo for nearly $10 million.

Source: Fortune, Street Easy


But Beyoncé doesn't spend all her time at her pads. She and Jay-Z often vacation in the Dominican Republic, where they've stayed at a $19.5 million, 3,200 square metre estate.

Source: Business Insider


They also frequent Paris, where they stay in a penthouse at Hotel Le Meurice for $20,000 a night.

Source: Hello! Magazine


That's not to mention their vacations to Italy, Ibiza, and Brazil.

Source: Yahoo


But her most lavish vacation was arguably on board super-yacht Galactica Star, worth $73 million. It costs roughly $900,000 a week to charter — and you have to know the owner.

Source: Business Insider


In 2017, she and Jay-Z kept it a little more low-key, celebrating their anniversary in the Grand Canyon.

We don't know what Beyoncé gifted Jay-Z for their anniversary, but we do know she's generous. She gave him a $2 million Buggati Veyron for his 41st birthday, a $40 million Bombardier Challenger 850 private jet, and a $500,000 sapphire ring after Blue Ivy's birth.

Source: Business Insider


Beyoncé gets around in just as stylish wheels — a custom $1 million Mercedes van with its own washroom and $150,000 sound system.

Source: Hello! Magazine


And she's always looking good behind the wheel. She wears $60 mink eyelashes and throws them out after every use. If she wears them daily, that's $21,000 a year. She also reportedly spends $1,000 on manicures.

Source: Hello! Magazine


Beyoncé is also a client of Jacob the Jeweler, who sells wild watches and jewellery to the elite. Pieces can cost anywhere from $200,000 to $1 million.

Source: Business Insider


Beyoncé looks and dresses her best not just on the red carpet, but for her dates with Jay-Z. They're often spotted courtside at NBA games, which can cost anywhere from four to six figures depending on the game.

Source: Market Watch


Beyoncé also knows how to wine and dine. She and Jay-Z reportedly spent almost $100,000 on drinks for VIP guests at an Atlanta nightclub.

Source: Mirror


And they've dined at the finest restaurants, such as Le Cirque in New York, which invented crème brûlée and spaghetti primavera.

When she's not dining out, Beyoncé still splurges on food-related costs at home. She reportedly spends $7,500 a month for a live-in chef and $4,000 a month for a dietitian.

Source: Business Insider



But Beyoncé doesn't just indulge for herself and Jay-Z — she also splurges on her children. She reportedly gave birth to Blue Ivy in the exclusive birthing suite at Lenox Hill, which costs $1,700 a night. It was decked out with four big-screen televisions and room service.

Source: Hello! Magazine, Business Insider


And for Blue Ivy's first birthday, Beyoncé gifted her an $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie doll at the $104,460 birthday party she threw for her.

Source: The Daily Mail


She also dresses Blue Ivy in designer duds, like a $2,100 Gucci dress and a butterfly and Swarovski crystal metallic Mischka Aoki dress that ranges from $8,405 to $10,637.

Source: Yahoo


And before twins Rumi and Sir were born, she and Jay-Z spent more than $75,000 on matching gold cribs.

Source: OK! Magazine


Beyoncé also spreads the wealth around outside of her family. She recently announced she's donating $100,000 to four historically black colleges and universities.

But Beyoncé's also donated a lot of time and money toward natural disasters. A native Houstonian, she served meals and made a monetary donation in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

After Hurricane Katrina, she founded Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments for those displaced from the storm. She reportedly had given at least $7 million to keep it running.

She also visited Haiti in 2017 while it was still recovering from the earthquake that devastated the country years before.



Her own charitable organisation, beyGOOD, does everything from funding scholarships and working with UNICEF to fighting for gender equality and raising money for natural disasters.

Source: Yahoo, Essence


One Christmas, she and Jay-Z went to Walmart and bought everyone in the store a $50 gift card for a total of $27,000.

Source: Hello Magazine


And when filming for her role in the 2008 movie "Cadillac Records," Beyoncé donated her $4 million salary to the Phoenix House, a rehabilitation centre. She also opened an affiliate cosmetology school, which provides Phoenix House residents with a seven-month training programme.

Source: Essence


So far, she's worked and supported 31 charities, including Look to the Stars, MusiCares, Stand up to Cancer, and more. No wonder fans call her Queen Bey.

Source: Yahoo

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