Beyoncé is not only one of the most influential people in the world, but she is extremely brilliant with her business moves. In 2015, she was offered $6 million to perform in Las Vegas at an corporate event for Uber and rather than accepting the regular form of payment, Bey took an equity stake in the Uber stock. So instead of directly investing, Beyoncé was paid in company shares.
On May 10, 2019, Uber went public on the New York Stock Exchange with $8.1 billion IPO (Initial Public Offering), with shares that are for $45 each, which is the largest tech IPO in recent in history. Allegedly now Beyoncé’s stake may be valued over $300 million. A few other celebrities also have shares that are set to be valued just as high or maybe even more. Forbes has confirmed celebs such as: Ashton Kutcher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jay-Z, Oliva Munn, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jared Leto.

Once again Beyoncé proves that she is really better than the hype. Her and Hov have been relationship goals for a long time not only because of their love, but because of how they build their empire and legacies. They effortlessly push the culture to teach the younger generation how to invest and why it’s important. Together they have become Hip Hop’s first billionaire couple through several investments, income, and endorsements.

Written by: @ayo_sash