If they are not already, they will be this year. Music's biggest couple, Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter will be joining the billionaires club. According to the Daily Star, the couple's recent business ventures will send their combined fortune into the $1 billion plateau, making them pop cultures first.
Beyonce rarely reveals her total fortune, which is estimated to be over $350 million, but with her Mrs. Carter world tour, lucrative endorsement deals with Pepsi and H&M, she is expected to add millions to their coffer. Jay-Z on the other hand, ranked second richest in Hip Hop next to Diddy with a net worth of $475 million, will play his "Legends of the Summer" stadium tour with Justin Timberlake, and he recently signed a hefty new distribution deal for his Roc Nation imprint with Universal as well as regaining the rights to all his publishing. He's also a part owner in the Brooklyn Nets and recently launched Roc Nation sports and signed Yankees' star Second Baseman Robinson Cano as his first client.
These new ventures has reportedly pushed the powerhouse couple over the one billion mark.