American singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter has an estimated net worth of $250 million as of 2015, according to Forbes. Born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles on September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas. Beyonce started singing at a very young. She attended St. Mary’s Elementary School, Parker Elementary School, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Alief Elsik High School. Her professional career started in 1996 with Destiny’s Child. The group went on to enjoy huge success in the late 1990s and early 2000s before their split in 2006.
The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning singer is acclaimed for her thrilling vocals, videos and live shows. Regarded as one of the most powerful women in entertainment and the most successful African American female singer of all time. As solo artist she has sold over 118 million records and 60 million with Destiny’s Child. She has won 20 Grammy Awards.
As a model, she has worked with big names like Tommy Hilfiger, Emporio Armani and in 2010 she launched her first fragrance, Heat. With her mother she started the House of Deréon, a women’s fashion line, in 2005. As actress, Knowles has starred in several films, including the 2006 musical film Dream Girls.
She married rapper Jay Z on April 4, 2008. The couple has a daughter by name Blue Ivy Carter. She was born on Jan 7 2013. Beyonce and Jay-Z own several houses. While in the US, the couple can be found in their luxury apartment in New York City, or a mansion in Westchester County, New York, or waterfront villa in Miami. The combined net worth of Beyonce and her husband is $850 million as of 2015, per Forbes’ estimates. Jay-Z’s contribution has $560 million and Beyonce’s contribution was $450 million. They are one of the top 10 wealthiest celebrity couples in the world.