- Beyonce’s New Orleans historic home was reportedly set on fire in 2021.
- Beyonce listed her LA estate for $4.45 mil shortly after the suspected arson took place.
- The singer owns a massive 30,000 sqft estate in Bel Air, CA that she purchased for $88 mil in 2017.
- Beyonce’s net worth as of 2022 is reportedly $500 mil.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the famous couple, own a bunch of homes all around the country. But their main residence is in a big, modern estate in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California. They also have a fancy vacation home in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York, an old church they turned into a house in New Orleans, Louisiana, and more.
Their interest in a new development in Bel Air became known in July 2017. No doubt, Beyoncé’s house in Bel-Air is going to be remembered in history. They paid $88 million for a hillside property at the end of a quiet street in Bel Air. It’s one of their many impressive homes.
Background Of Beyonce
She was born on September 4, 1981. Very early she showed interest in singing. By the time she was eight, she was included in a group called Girl’s Tyme along with her friend Kelly Rowland.
Her singing ability was noticed by Arne Frage, an R&B producer. He got the group into Star Search, a nationwide talent search program.
Girl’s Tyme lost, but the group remained together. Knowles’ father decided to manage their careers, which now consisted of four members. They changed the name to Destiny’s Child. In 1997, Beyonce and the group signed a deal with Columbia Records.
Their self-titled debut album was released in 1998. It spawned the hit song “No, no, no”. Their next album, Writing’s on the Wall, became 4x platinum. Their subsequent albums like Independent Women and Survivor would sell millions of copies.
Music Career Of Beyonce
In 2002 Knowles released her first solo single, “Work it Out”. The song became a part of the Austin Powers: Goldmember soundtrack. She also appeared in the film and has subsequently appeared in other movies as well. The same year she also recorded “03 Bonnie and Clyde” with rapper Jay Z.
In 2003 Beyonce’s first solo album, Dangerously in Love, came out. The album made it to the top of the Billboard charts and was certified quadruple platinum. It produced several hit singles, notably “Crazy in Love” in collaboration with Jay Z and “Baby Boy” with Sean Paul.
The success of the album would garner her five awards in the 2004 Grammies including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song (“Crazy in Love”). When Destiny’s Child split in 2005, she focused on a solo career.
Her next album was Bday released in September 2006. The album would also reach number one in the Billboard 200. The first single “Déjà vu” went to number one and so did the follow-up “Irreplaceable”.
The latter spent 10 weeks at the top of the charts, Beyonce’s most successful single so far. The album itself was certified 3x platinum. It sold over 500,000 copies in the first week alone, a record for a female recording artist.
Her third album, Sasha Fierce was released in 2008. The single “Single Ladies” went to number one. The song “Halo” also made it to the top ten.
During her time with Destiny’s Child, the group sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. Her solo albums have so far sold 75 million copies. She has attained 5 number one hits in the Billboard charts.
For this decade (2000s) she has spent more weeks at number one (37 weeks) than any other female singer. She has also had more top-five and top-ten hits (12) in the decade than any other female artist. She has had 17 Top 40 hits as well.
Beyonce’s success is something few artists have matched. Forbes magazine has listed her as one of the most influential celebrities today. Her earnings have also been estimated at nearly $90 million
Beyonce House Bel Air, CA
Back in July 2017, the world caught wind of a power couple eyeing a shiny new development in Bel Air. Media outlets started buzzing with news that Beyoncé and Jay-Z had made an absolutely massive offer on a hillside mansion at the end of a quiet street in Bel Air. The Los Angeles Times Hot Property section confirmed the deal on August 18, 2017.
So, what did they get? Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s new house in Bel Air is a jaw-dropping 30,000 square feet, with 8 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. It sits on just over 1.5 acres of prime real estate.
Surrounded by celebrity neighbors, it’s loaded with all the high-end goodies you can imagine, including not one, not two, but four pools, a huge 15-car garage, a recording studio, and here’s the kicker – it has bulletproof windows. Yes, you read that right, bulletproof windows. That’s pretty awesome!
This impressive home was crafted by Paul McClean, a master of creating incredible spec homes. The developer, Tyrone McKillen, bought the lot and the old house for $15 million in 2015. Of course, he razed the old house and built this beauty from scratch.
After four years of work, the mansion was initially listed for a whopping $135 million before Beyoncé and Jay-Z sealed the deal at $88 million.
Public records show that the couple bought the house through blind trusts and took out a hefty $52.8 million mortgage from Goldman Sachs. And just for the curious, their monthly payment is a cool $149,600.
But the story doesn’t end there. In October 2017, public records revealed that the couple was still investing in their mansion. They pulled two permits – one for a backup generator and the other to add a living space under the pool, which set them back a smooth $750,000. All this juicy info comes straight from TMZ.
Beyonce House East Hampton, NY
Just a month after their colossal $88 million purchase in Bel Air, Beyoncé and Jay-Z went big again, dropping a jaw-dropping $25,925,000 on a waterfront home in East Hampton. Yes, you read that right – $25.925 million! The house is a spacious 12,000 square feet, sitting on a generous 2-acre plot with over 200 feet of gorgeous Georgica Pond waterfront and plenty of lush greenery all around.
The home is a 7-bedroom, 9-bathroom beauty, which includes a separate guest house with its very own full kitchen. Beyoncé’s house in East Hampton is the place to be, no doubt!
And as expected, this house is decked out with only the finest things. It boasts hand-carved and heated marble bathtubs, imported Venetian floors, 18th-century French Louis XV-carved stone fireplaces, and Turkish limestone all over the place.
With this purchase, the Carters spent a staggering $114 million in 2017 on real estate deals, spanning from coast to coast. Their real estate game is truly on another level!
Beyonce House New Orleans, LA (Former)
This house has quite a unique history. It was originally built in 1925 as a church, a Presbyterian Church to be exact. Later on, it was transformed into a ballet dance studio. Now, it’s known as the Garden District Palace.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z snagged this house for $2.6 million, and it’s a substantial 13,292 square feet in size. The house really comes to life during the daytime thanks to its large windows that flood the space with natural light. It’s like having sunshine pouring in all over the place. But what makes it truly special is the dining room’s location.
When you step into the house, you’re greeted by a big open space, and on one side, there’s a beautifully decorated dining room. The walls are a rich crimson color, and the chairs around the table are covered in velvet. The dining table is so spacious that it can easily seat multiple families at once.
The house boasts three master bedrooms. One of them has striking red walls, with plush crimson carpeting, dark furniture, and golden touches on the windows. It’s not just romantic; it’s incredibly relaxing too. In contrast, the bedroom across the hall features indigo walls, a white patterned ceiling, and a wooden floor. This room is cozy but not extravagantly luxurious. It’s safe to say Beyoncé and Jay-Z probably did some renovations.
In 2021, a fire broke out in Beyoncé’s historic New Orleans home and burned for about two hours before firefighters could put it out. Arson was suspected, though details on the investigation are hard to come by.
In July of the same year, Beyoncé decided to put the house on the market for $3.45 million, and by August, she’d raised the price to $4.45 million. The listing was taken down in October 2021, and it’s unclear whether the couple has actually sold the home yet. The fate of the house remains a bit of a mystery.
Beyoncé Net Worth / Jay Z Net Worth
Beyoncé is worth a staggering $500 million and Jay Z is worth an even more staggering $1.3 billion as of 2022.