The Carters are now one big Billion dollar music.
Beyonce and Jay-Z’s descendants will indeed be wealthy: The couple is already worth an estimated $1.255 billion as of this week’s launch of another Forbes list, America’s Richest Self-Made Women, with Beyoncé’s clocking in at $355 million to Jay-Z’s $900 million.
The two superstars have built their fortune in different ways. Beyonce tends to move more records and can draw larger crowds on her own than her husband, allowing her to frequently flirt with the $100 million mark in terms of pretax annual earnings. Jay-Z has created his empire by starting his own companies or buying pieces of others: He paid $56 million to purchase streaming service Tidal two years ago; Sprint’s subsequent investment valued the company at $600 million.
Between their nine-figure combined annual earnings and savvy asset accumulation, which includes real estate in East Hampton and Bel Air purchased last year, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s fortune should continue to grow. And there’s every reason to believe their great-great-grandchildren will be rich–perhaps enough to follow their forebears onto one of our lists–especially if the aforementioned exaggerator-in-chief gets his way and abolishes the estate tax.