Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s piggy bank was already chubby with coins but it now appears that their piggy bank runneth over with money as it’s been reported that they are music’s first billionaire couple.
According to the International Business Times, Beyoncé’s recent “Mrs. Carter World Tour,” which began Monday night in Serbia, has pushed the couple over the billion dollar mark. Though the tour has just gotten underway, ticket sales have been extremely high and Bey is expected to rake in $116 million for the worldwide trek.
But Bey didn’t do it alone. Jay’s 40/40 clubs, as well as his Rocawear and Roc Nation businesses, have brought him millions in money. With plans to sell his small share with the NBA Brooklyn Nets to extend his Roc Nation Sports representation business, Jay stands to make many more millions in the near future.
Besides business deals, the couple have also raked in cash from their ground breaking music careers. Jay-Z is reported to have sold over 50 million albums globally while his wife has earned 17 Grammy Awards, selling over 75 million albums.
Who runs the world? Jay-Z, Beyoncé and their bank account. Now that’s some major star power. Well, Bey and Jay may be music’s richest couple, but that doesn’t mean the other powerhouse couples are hurting for cash either. Check out some other supremely rich music couples below. – nicholas robinson