Beyoncé Knowles is an American pop singer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actress who has an estimated net worth of $500 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Beyoncé -- who's married to rapper Jay-Z and shares three kids with him -- had her first brush with fame thanks to the 90s TV show "Star Search" as a member in the rapping-and-dancing troupe Girl's Tyme. Girl's Tyme struggled in the late 1990s but was eventually signed by Columbia Records in 1997 under its new name, Destiny's Child.
Destiny's Child would go on to release seven albums, five of which went platinum. In total they sold over 50 million records worldwide. The group won the Best R&B/Soul Single award for their hit song No, No, No.
One of the most popular Destiny's Child songs was Say my Name which won the award for "Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals," and "Best R&B Song."
Other hits by Destiny's Child include, The Writing's on the Wall, Jumpin, Jumpin, and Bills, Bills, Bills. After they finished their album, 8 Days of Christmas, the group decided to go their separate ways and work on solo projects.
Beyoncé struck out on her own and has released several extremely successful solo albums. She also developed a serious acting career with leading roles in Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, Obsessed, and Austin Powers.