Beyonce is not businesswoman she’s a business, woman. I had to take that Jay-Z line for this article. Queen Bey has reportedly raked in $300 million from early Uber investments. Beyoncé did a performance for Uber but instead of getting six million dollars in cash she requested six million dollars in stock, according to Inside Edition.Last Friday, Beyoncé hit the freaking jackpot.
Queen Bey said it best.
Gimme my check, put some respeck on my check
Or pay me in equity, pay me in equity
Or watch me reverse out the debt
As you know, Uber went public on Friday, meaning that its stock is now available to anyone who wants to buy it from the Stock Exchange. This also means the original investors have a huge paycheck coming their way.
Beyoncé recently made eight million dollars of her Coachella performance and people were freaking out because she made the same as Ariana Grande. We didn’t find out to later that Beyoncé was able to keep the rights to her Coachella performance which she ended up flipping to a 60 million dollar deal with Netflix .
“A lot of the people you are talking about, Lance Armstrong, Jay-Z, Jeff Bezos, even Jeff Schmidt of Google, they got in early through word of mouth really,” Deridre Bosa of CNBC revealed to Inside Edition.
Jay Z was also an early investor back in 2011. It looks like the Carter’s will be dominating the Forbes list again this year.