Beyonce and Jay-Z Are Music’s First Billionaire Couple
Beyonce and Jay-Z are reported to be the music industry’s first billionaire couple. The Vogue cover girl and her husband made the lucrative milestone this year, according to the International Business Times.
While both husband and wife have enjoyed equally successful careers, it’s thought that Beyoncé’s current world tour and recent collaborations with Pepsi and H&M have pushed the couples’ earnings over the billion dollar mark. According to tabloid reports, the singer will make approximately $116 million from The Mrs Carter Show, while her H&M earnings are also thought to be in the millions.
Likewise, Jay-Z has earned considerable money from being co-founder of Roc Nation; co-owner of the 40/40 nightclub; co-creator of fashion label Rocawear; former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and through his shares in the Brooklyn Nets basketball. The rapper-cum-producer has also sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide.
The couple were married in 2008 and gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter last year. They were named the highest paid celebrity couple of 2012 by Forbes.