Entertainment, Film and Music
The 10 Richest Recording Artists: Introduction
According to Wealth-X, these are the 10 richest recording artists on the planet.
Name: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
Net Worth (US$, Millions): 440
At 33, the singer and actress has an estimated net worth of $440 million.
Queen B headlined the 46-show Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013 (she’s married to Jay-Z), which, according to Billboard, grossed $66.4 million in ticket sales.
Her self-titled album “Beyoncé” dropped in December 2013 with almost no publicity and broke iTunes records with more than 800,000 albums sold in just its first three days.
Yonce is also very involved in the fashion world: In October, Beyonce announced plans to team up with Topshop on an activewear line and she founded fashion line House of Deréon in 2004 with her mom.
She founded Parkwood Entertainment, an entertainment and management company, in 2008.
The hip-hop superstar has also landed several endorsement deals with companies, including American Express (AXP) and L’Oreal. She’s been a face of Pepsi (PEP) since 2002, and reportedly signed a $50 million contract in 2012 with the soda company.
When you combine Beyoncé’s and husband Jay-Z’s wealth, Wealth-X puts the couple’s net worth at $950 million — just shy of becoming a billionaire power couple.