Forbes named singer/entrepreneur Beyonce richest woman in R&B based on her concert grosses, merchandising revenue, album sales and other business interests.

According to Forbes, Beyonce, who came in #5 on the list and #1 in female urban music, earned an estimated $27 million dollars in revenue thanks to endorsement deals and sales of her multi platinum album B’Day. (Source)


  • http://www.myspace.com/aaronmichaelofatm AaronMichael

    Can’t stand her but won’t hate. Get your money cause I know I’m gettin mine.

  • http://www.myspace.com/birdshu Bird

    Darn you Sandra! Those ads are changing you. Crapola!!

    Anywho, I was disappointed that Beyonce wast the only black woman on the list. If you count Mariah (race unknown) then there were two. Why aren’t we supporting our artists? Brittney Spears shouldn’t be beating black women who are still grinding in the business.

  • J Gats Juice

    i know u’re mad as hell Sandra…. its ok. Just accept ur precious Rhi-Rhi will never have that kinda status. Congrats to Bey!!!! Let me play B’Day now!!

  • Negrito

    DAMN…Now that’s a a gorgeous successful woman. Beyonce is doing her thing.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ Bird:
    The ads will be gone soon mama. 🙂

  • TT

    Congrats B!! I love those bangles………….

  • http://yahoo.com Dr. 90210

    The Rich gets Richer, While the poor gets poorer.

  • http://yahoo.com Dr. 90210

    Not that I’m poor, but i’m just sayin……

  • s.jordan

    Does it hurt to be bought Sandra?
    I’m totally shocked that you would accept monies from people who repulse you to the point of destructive haterism(that’s a real disease)!
    I’m in awe/awe/awe!!!
    Get your money girl! Sell your soul, but get that money, girl!

  • mrsgoodes

    I think that is said that we can’t be happy for another black person who is doing it. Her endorsement deals will never stop, she will always make money and people will continue to use her to sell their products. Instead of hating on her wealth check yourself and see why you are still broke

  • Bsoul

    @ TT
    Who is the picture of as your avi?

  • http://www.myspace.com/mzmekpage Tmekio

    While I’m looking at this picture, my eyes are SCREAMING “Damn B, why are ur boobs so damn HUGE!!”…

    Now, is it just me? Or does it look like B- got a helluva BOOB JOB???

    Ms.Rose, I need u to confirm this ASAP!!

  • Poetry777

    It must be nice to reach so many goals and so much success before you’re even 30. Beyonce seems like a genuinely happy person. I think that says a lot to her character that she can reach such a level of succes in the entertainment world at such a young age and not be broken down by it…Although I’m in my 30’s Ima catch up because I refuse to do the 9-5 grind my whole life….But B…you are doin it sister. There are people twice your age with half your success and that’s why you will always be hated…Luv Ya!

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    Go ahead boo make that money, and donate some too.

  • Dt2

    I dont think this could happen to a more humble person, she seems so apperciative of her success and shes not out here wilding like some of the whyte celebrities no need to name names. However its a little sad that she is the only black woman on this list!!!!! Mariah (dont count)

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    12Tmekio Says:

    While I’m looking at this picture, my eyes are SCREAMING “Damn B, why are ur boobs so damn HUGE!!”…

    Now, is it just me? Or does it look like B- got a helluva BOOB JOB???

    Ms.Rose, I need u to confirm this ASAP!!

    HOW CAN SANDRA CONFIRM THIS? IT’S THE WAY THE DRESS IS MADE, IT’S PUSHING UP HER BREASTS LIKE THAT. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SEEN PICTURES AFTER THAT, THEY LOOKED SMALLER?

  • tina12

    Ladies this figure doesn’t even include the tour. Forbes List is from June 2006 to June 2007. Her US Tour started in July! Bee is Ballin’!

  • ashley01

    Get em Bee and keep ignoring people like Sandra that will continue to be mad because you are truly blessed and talented. Not just looks but talent to go along with it. ANd girl you sure make a girl happy she payed to see your ass in concert worth every damn penny.

  • mzzphateegirl@yahoo.com

    im shocked that she only nade that amount as much as beyonce never takes a break, lol she bust her ass and thats all she made. there r numerous women on that list who u dnt see half as much as u see beyonce and they made money too. we dnt see shakira alot and she made more than beyonce, umm, i know some ppl will say im hating but whatever. just because we as the public see ppl alot dnt mean they’re making the big bucks like some assume they are, lol

  • aqtpie

    Make that paper BEE!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/aaronmichaelofatm AaronMichael

    When is 27 million not big bucks?

    I’m just sayin’

  • tbrown

    She certainly did enough over the last year and half to ensure that wealth. I remember reading or watching an interview of her once saying that there was a certain amount of money she wanted to have by a certain age. I can’t recall specifics, but this was before Dreamgirls. It’s as if her goal was to set out to make money, which is cool, but I had to wonder during the Dreamgirls hoopla why she changed it to wanting to win an Oscar, a Tony and a Golden Globe; I mean, aside from the obvious, but still. This displayed to me what she really wants: a lot of money. Kudos to her for stretching herself thin to get the paper she desires.

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    19mzzphateegirl@yahoo.com Says:

    im shocked that she only nade that amount as much as beyonce never takes a break, lol she bust her ass and thats all she made. there r numerous women on that list who u dnt see half as much as u see beyonce and they made money too. we dnt see shakira alot and she made more than beyonce, umm, i know some ppl will say im hating but whatever. just because we as the public see ppl alot dnt mean they’re making the big bucks like some assume they are, lol

    THESE ARE FIGURES(DON’T THINK THEY ARE ACCURATE) BUT THEY ARE FROM JUNE 2006 TO 2007.

  • tintin

    in the end black people always have to work twice as hard to make that dough and bee definitely worked her ass off and even though it aint’ as much as the white chicks that’s still big.

    i’m proud of her, to be on that list alone is an accomplishment. Her man and her on the forbes, you can’t go wrong. add her 27 mil and jay z’s over 500 mil, this girl is set for life. pre-nup in the future for both of them with the dough they have. BLACK PEOPLE DOING IT BIG, AIN’T NOTHING WRONG WIT DAT

  • Coo Coo Bananas

    Are we really doing it big?

  • tina12

    Beyonce has been doing well for herself. Can’t knock her hustle at all!

    Some of B’s other Forbes/rollingstones income lists:

    2004- Beyonce earned $23 million
    http://www.forbes.com

    2005- Beyonce earned $16.1 MILLION
    http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/6959138/money_makers/3

    2006- Destiny’s Child earned, $24.8 Million
    http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/9447993/the_richest_rock_stars_of_2006

    2007 Beyonce earned 27 Million
    http://www.forbes.com

  • nannyboo

    Miss Bey deserves everything she has.. She’s worked hard for it!! She’s one of the hardest working women in R&B – and still remains a humble and classy women.

    God Bless her!

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    tintin Says:

    in the end black people always have to work twice as hard to make that dough and bee definitely worked her ass off and even though it aint’ as much as the white chicks that’s still big.

    i’m proud of her, to be on that list alone is an accomplishment. Her man and her on the forbes, you can’t go wrong. add her 27 mil and jay z’s over 500 mil, this girl is set for life. pre-nup in the future for both of them with the dough they have. BLACK PEOPLE DOING IT BIG, AIN’T NOTHING WRONG WIT DAT

    THIS IS NOT HER NET WORTH, JUST WHAT SHE MADE FROM JUNE 2006-JUNE 2007, SHE WAS STILL ON TOUR AFTER THIS, HER LAST TOUR DATE WAS NEW YEAR’S EVE.

  • nannyboo

    People can say what they want about Miss Bey, but they can’t say she dosen’t have talent. If people can be real and truthful for a moment, there’s a handful of females in the industry that can actually sing. Ciara, Rihanna, Janet are not one of them. Bey can sing and dance at the same time – the other ladies can lip sync and dance at the same time.