It's Billionaire Status For Beyonce And Jay-Z
April 17, 2013 at 4:00 AM (PT)
If you come up a few pennies short in this month's budget, you may want to reach out to BEYONCÉ and JAY-Z, who are reported to be the music biz's first billionaire couple. VOGUE U.K. reports, "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."
In addition to his music, JAY-Z is the co-founder of ROC NATION, co-owner of the 40/40 nightclub, co-creator of fashion label ROCAWEAR, former DEF JAM RECORDINGS CEO and owns shares in the BROOKLYN NETS.
FORBES named the couple, who were married in 2008 and gave birth to daughter BLUE IVY CARTER last year, the highest paid celebrity couple of 2012.