Beyoncé is breaking the Internet yet again. The singer just announced her Renaissance tour, and after her impressive Dubai performance this month, tickets are likely going to fly.
The tour kicks off in May in Stockholm, and will run through the summer (which is perfect because Renaissance is defs a summer album). As of now, the final performance will take place in New Orleans at the end of September. Ticket presales start as early as February 2, but prices have not yet been announced. Still, it’s likely they won’t be super cheap. For reference, the average price of a ticket for Beyoncé’s last tour was around $207–and much higher for floor seats, according to Marketplace.
Queen B. has been pretty tight-lipped about her Renaissance album so far, so this tour will likely be one for the ages. Still, this isn’t the first time in the “Break My Soul” singer’s career that she will rake in the cash.
Asking for a friend here…what is Beyoncé’s net worth and how did she make all that money? Women’s Health has the full breakdown for you:
How much has she made off of Renaissance?
The Renaissance album reportedly sold over 330,000 album units and peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 list in its first week. “Break My Soul,” the album’s lead single, was also the first of Beyoncé’s songs to top Billboard’s flagship singles chart since “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” in 2008, according to the New York Times. The song also currently has over 200 million streams on Spotify.
Renaissance momentarily held the record for the most-streamed album in a day on the streaming platform, with 43.25 million streams (but that was later beat by Midnights by Taylor Swift), per Mashable.
There’s no telling exactly how much cash Beyoncé has made from Renaissance so far, but it’s definitely a lot. According to Spotify, the money an artist makes from streams varies by agreements they have with their record labels– and it’s not likely Queen B is making much from those royalties. Still, The Renaissance vinyl is available for $45 on her site (which sold 47,500 copies during its release week), the CD is available for $13, and the digital version is $10. She’s also selling tons of other Renaissance related merchandise.
Renaissance went platinum at the end of November 2022, and sold over 1 million units, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. And there’s still no word on the second and third parts of Renaissance, but maybe she’ll do another surprise drop soon.
Plus, while it isn’t technically a part of the Renaissance era, Queen B just made an estimated $24 million off of her Dubai performance at the end of January 2023, per CNBC. The singer reportedly also stayed in the Atlantic The Royal’s most luxurious suit–which cost $100,000 per night.
What about her other albums?
Beyoncé’s best-selling album to date is Dangerously In Love, which was released in 2003, according to BestSellingAlbums. The singer’s debut solo album has sold over 7 million copies. However, it’s worth noting that Dangerously In Love came out before streamers were really a thing–so more people were actually buying albums.
Lemonade, released in April 2016, had the biggest week in music units and sales of 2016, selling 653,000 units in a week, per Time. According to Forbes, this album is actually her most successful release, followed closely behind by her self-titled album Beyoncé, which sold 617,000 units in its first week.
From June 2016 to June 2017, Lemonade raked in a total of $105 million (and that was two months ~after~ Lemonade dropped), per CelebrityNetWorth.
How much did she make with Destiny’s Child?
Okay, let’s back up for a second. As you probably remember, Beyoncé got her start as part of a mega-popular group called Destiny’s Child. The group of four dropped its first album way back in 1998 and it was a huge success. Destiny’s Child ended up paring down to a trio, while continuing to churn out hits like “Say My Name,” “Independent Women Pt. 1,” and “Jumpin’ Jumpin’.”
It’s hard to put an exact number on how much Bey made during her time with Destiny’s Child, especially since she had to split her earnings with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, but the group sold over 50 million records, won two Grammy awards, and was nominated for nine in total, so…it’s safe to say they ~probably~ made quite a pretty penny for their work.
Of course, Beyoncé went solo in 2003 and never looked back.
How much did she make in her acting roles?
She really does it all. Aside from her music, she’s also been an actress. And although Beyoncé hasn’t acted in a while, she’s been in plenty of movies throughout her career, including Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, Obsessed, The Lion King, and even Austin Powers.
Unfortunately, her movie salary info has been kept under wraps—womp womp. That said, Vulture reports that she raked in $60 million for three projects with Netflix (including her film Homecoming, which provided a deep-dive into Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella performance.
How much does she make on tour these days?
Beyoncé makes some serious coin on tour. In 2014, her On the Run tour with hubby Jay-Z grossed $95 million, according to Billboard, and her On the Run II tour made $250 million. But her 2016 Formation World Tour takes the cake with a whopping $256 million, per Complex.
Given that the Renaissance tour will be her first time on the road since 2016, it’s likely she’ll smash any of her previous tour revenues.
What endorsements has she done?
Beyoncé has worked with plenty of big-name brands like Armani and Tommy Hilfiger, but more recently, she’s worked with Pepsi, who gave her $50 million for endorsing their products, per Billboard.
In 2021, Beyoncé and Jay-Z partnered with Tiffany for its “About Love” campaign. It’s not confirmed how much the couple made in total from the deal, but Beyoncé wore a $30 million necklace in the ad campaign. And, while details of the deal haven’t been disclosed, you’d better believe they did well for themselves in negotiations for this partnership.
Most relevant to those hoping to snag some Renaissance tickets, Beyoncé’s tour will partner with Citi Entertainment for her tour ticket sales. The exact amount the singer will make from this deal is unknown, but credit card endorsements are probably pretty hefty.
And what about her fragrance line and real estate?
Yep. Beyoncé also has her won business ventures, from fragrances to real estate investments. Her entire fragrance line (Beyoncé Heat and Beyoncé Pulse, to name a few) has generated more than $500 million in revenue over the past decade, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
She also owns several (multi-million dollar) homes with husband Jay-Z in New York City, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, according to House Digest.
In 2017, the couple bought an East Hampton estate for $26 million, per StreetEasy. That same year, they also bought a new 30,000 square foot Bel-Air home for $88 million, The Los Angeles Times reported. It apparently has not two, not three, but four outdoor swimming pools. Oh, and a basketball court.
And to add the cherry on top, the couple owns a $4 million dollar private island in the Bahamas.
What is her total net worth?
Beyoncé’s net worth is $500 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Together with Jay-Z, the couple have a combined net worth of $1.8 billion (with a B!). That is a lot of money to go around.
Celebrity Net Worth lists them as the fifth richest couple in the world.
What is Blue Ivy’s net worth?
Yep, even her kid is worth a lot of dough. As of 2021, Beyoncé’s eldest child, Blue Ivy, is reportedly the richest child in the United States. Her net worth is also reportedly around $500 million–most likely because of her parents.
However, the 11-year-old did enter Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with “Brown Skin Girl” and is among the youngest artists to win a Grammy award for the song’s music video. She also may have gotten a cut of her mom’s $24 million for her appearance in Dubai.
Korin Miller is a freelance writer specializing in general wellness, sexual health and relationships, and lifestyle trends, with work appearing in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, Glamour, and more. She has a master’s degree from American University, lives by the beach, and hopes to own a teacup pig and taco truck one day.
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