Tilman Fertitta Beyonce

Beyonce Knowles-Carter's hopes of buying the Houston Rockets NBA team have been dashed. Unfortunately, Beyonce's money wasn't long enough to purchase the team, which she lost to CNBC star and billionaire restaurateur Tilman Fertitta.

Fertitta agreed to purchase Beyonce's hometown team for $2.2 billion, according to ESPN on Tuesday.

Beyonce, who turned 40 on Monday, Sept. 4, expressed an interest in buying the Houston Rockets. But her pockets weren't deep enough to buy an entire NBA team (a girl can dream, though).

Beyonce and her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, milked their PR stunt for all it was worth. She even wore a Rockets team jersey to husband Jay Z's Made In America Music Festival in Philadelphia over the weekend.

Tina Knowles-Lawson Beyonce Knowles

The Rockets' current owner Leslie Alexander purchased the team for a bargain $85 million in 1993. He will see a very nice return on his investment.

According to Forbes, Fertitta is an investor worth over $3.1 billion. He also stars in the CNBC reality show "Billion Dollar Buyer" where he buys startup companies for pennies on the dollar.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Them babies did a number on her. I'm not saying she looks terrible, but what she's allowing to be released is not factual. She should stop her team from releasing those photoshopped pics because it's making her look like a liar. She looks nothing like the pics that she's having those people release.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Since leaving Matthew, Tina has become more likable. I just wish she would stop it already...she's really starting to look like Jigsaw and Lil Kim at the same time.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Hurricane Irma bout to hit this bish...IDK if I should stay or run. That shat looks like a damn monster! All the courts are closing....so I'm really considering bouncing.

    All the Floridians out there, take care of yourselves.

  • luVn_liFe…

    So he used almost all his worth to buy this team.. Oh

  • SirVeil

    Well dang. All women that gave birth should cover-up until you deem them lit to be seen in public. Smh

  • luVn_liFe…

    where are you at.. Im in Broward County.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Dade

  • ShelbyMoore

    That's NOT what I said. Why don't you read and comprehend before you respond?

  • luVn_liFe…

    I think Shelby is saying that the pics her/her team are releasing are grossly photoshopped.. the one's that are taken by other people who catch her in public look completely diffrent

  • luVn_liFe…

    OH! :eek:

  • ShelbyMoore

    Thank you. These people have no comprehension skills just pathetic.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Yah! At least it's not Monroe though....

  • You Could Never

    Hey Luvie. Its me. Ex gf of a pre-midget. I want you to be safe. Loves ya.

  • You Could Never

    Be safe

  • ShelbyMoore

    I will try my very best.

  • luVn_liFe…

    lolol.. :thinks: pre midget hahah

  • FallenOne

    She 40 or 34? Different sites report different ages

  • You Could Never

    Or as DTTS used to call him... pre-midgie.

  • Karen Brady

    After Harvey I'd say err on the side of caution. Be safe all!!

  • luVn_liFe…

    thank you, Im confident we will fare well. <3

  • Karen Brady

    Ain't she though

  • luVn_liFe…

    silver lining <_<

  • You Could Never

    I thought 36 *cries*

  • Wreckognize Game

    Be careful. I pray all goes well for you and your family.

  • dontgetblocked

    I'm sure he has "angel" investors. Beyonce is not on his level. She and her husband have to tour and sweat for their money. He's well invested and connected. No shade ...just the truth.

  • FallenOne

    Yes I just read that yesterday too

  • CrunchyBlack1

    Thats why you don't talk about your plans until the ink is dried on the contract..That or they paid her to put the story out to up the asking price.

  • dontgetblocked

    Run!!!! I'd hate to see you floating down the street. That water and wind is real. I'm praying for you.

  • NaeNay

    I couldn't get past "turned 40 on Monday".
    I can't stop laughing.

  • NaeNay

    Run. I went through it with Katrina. Better safe than sorry.
    Stay safe.

  • Lady Elle

    Who knows...??? but if I was a betting woman I would put my money on 40...???

  • Lady Elle

    Ikr...that tickled me ???

  • Jen_no_juice

    34 is incorrect considering she's older than me and that's my age....and I believe 36 is as well

  • kekeb

    I'm fairly certain that her money was ling enough. Maybe she just didn't want to spend more than what she felt the team was worth

  • Justlooknout

    My sunshine?

  • Justlooknout

    Code blue

  • kekeb

    Leave!!!

  • U gon learn today

    First of all the Carters are self made and also well invested and well connected. Let's not try to dismiss their validity as entrepreneurs just because they didn't have access to the same good ole boys club of privilege as as this man. Obviously Beyonce doesn't have the cash to bid as a sole owner, she was part of a group of investors looking to purchase, and there were multiple billion dollar offers that were rejected. But of course it's all about Beyonce. Anyway the new owner says that he would love to have Beyonce involved in some capacity, so who knows.

  • U gon learn today

    These same jokes jokes about Beyonces age never get old! This is seriously like thee single, most original, funniest thing I have ever heard in life!

    ROFLMAO!
    LMBAO!

    I literally can't cant stop laughing from the same joke SR told last year, the year before that, the year before that, and the year before that! And then again on every single SR post!

    Too hilarious!
    I'm about to pee my pants from laughing so hard!

    Too funny!

  • Miss Thang

    I live in Lauderhill and work in Coral Springs. I just found out that schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday. I live on the 7th floor of a building. I think maybe I should go to my aunt's house because I feel weird about being that far up in the sky during a hurricane.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Go to your tias house! I wouldn't feel safe up on the third floor in any hurricane. the 5Pm advisory has it turned slightly west. We have oil Friday night before the weather started deteriorating.

  • MsPam

    Did y'all really believe that Beyoncé was in the running to buy the Rockets?!?????

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I just survived Harvey's punk ass, trust and believe it ain't nothing to play with...leave if you have the resources?????
    Stay safe!

  • EMILY POST

    That is a beautiful picture of Beyonce and her mom.

  • Evillene

    Beyoncé was just the star part of a conglomerate seeking to purchase the Rockets. It was her presence in the bidding war that made the price go so high. It's the Rockets' loss, she could have attracted real talent to the franchise.

  • JENNYJONES1

    PREACH!!!! CRABS IN THE BUCKET ARE STILL ALIVE AND ALWAYS TRYING TO CRAP ON SOMEONE ELSE. SMH!!!!..........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    People still questions this beautiful QUEEN age. Why SWAY?? Bey is a 36 year old woman who is beautiful and has EVERYTHING.

    #BillionDollars

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Wait he's worth 3 billion and purchased the Rockets for 2.2 billion? That's retarded to me

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I'm sure her coins are long enough!!! Maybe she was willing to pay or think it was worth the price ????????????

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Isn't it?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Right?!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    She's always doing that!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    God Bless you and all those connected to you through this time

  • T3

    Amazing that it's always funny. It's like Maze and Frankie Beverly selling out shows with the same old songs for 50 years ?

  • TheOwley

    I agree. You have to have lots of reserves for NBA deals etc. specially when you are dealing with guaranteed contracts unlike in the NFL.

  • We Can Do This

    Marcy Me!

  • PrettyBrown28

    Like for real. ???

  • TheOwley

    Never understood talk of her owning the team. The pro leagues want billionaires (as in multiple billions) to cover the value of their team and other major expenses. If the Carters were to become owners, it would be a small percentage like Jay Z had with the Nets. They are rich but not pro team owners rich. The Chargers and Raiders are the barely there billionaires in the NFL and are considered the beggars of their league. BTW, this dude paying what he did against his net worth needs to fire all his advisors.

  • Faithz

    Beyonce could have gotten that team if she had wanted to
    Jayz got big bucks, and together they got $$$$.

  • Faithz

    Sure is...

  • Faithz

    Yea they look good.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Typically of the Carters, trying make people think they have more money than they do.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    I remember when Beyoncé first came out with Destiny's child. I was 17 and she was 19. So her age would have to be 40 now.

  • Nita

    I said the same thing like wtf

  • MsPam

    The difference is that Fertitta is a friend of Alexander who had discussed buying the team if it was ever up for sale. That's what white folks do, they help each other stay rich ( black folks take notes.) Beyoncé may have the money but she didn't have the right skin color. 1+1= 2

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I didn't ask the difference though

  • NovemberFling

    "Money wasn't long enough" says the broke busted blogger bitch with 10,000 clunky ads on one post. Sandra, you couldn't even afford to RENT a Rocket's jersey on sale, let alone have enough zeroes in your bank account to possibly own the team. Sit tf down somewhere.

  • Ryan

    They'll be aight. Anyway how about a post on those rednecks caught on video fighting in our beautiful new stadium this past weekend? I'm a Tide fan but some folks you can't take NOWHERE (double-negative and I'm keeping it!!)

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Nope, the team was worth more than there fake combined wealth.

    Way outta her league, Sandra is right...it was just a PR Stunt. Something she learned from Matty. "Every girl loves fairytales and Cinderella" As long as the public preceives her as such she will be adored.

    Her team drops these "Cinderella Stories" quite frequently.

    Remember, this story Beyonce buys 300,00k diamond shoes

    http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/news/a15307/beyonce-300k- diamond-shoes/

    This was a perfect example, what you dont remember and the public at large is the company denying it, and forcing her team to retract it

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly

  • Jussjess25

    Hard fact

  • soujourn_erets

    Sitting on top of car...throwing up triple 6...post flood in Houston. Coincidence? Or, predictive programming? Pay attention. These celebs are down with the destruction. Pay attention, I say.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d3fb90d147036e47c778b4172bd5a2424a6b309d34ac10074086c9a8ebd4e9ec.jpg

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    If what you are saying is true, then Jay Z would have been offered a seat on the Live Nation Board, or offered a Shareholder Position...INSTEAD....of a record deal!

    Jay Z is the Chairman of ZERO Corporate Boards, a true sign of being valued in the Business World. Yet we have seen him hob knobing with men who chair dozens of Boards. Do they really see value his "Billion Dollar" business acumen? Very Clearly they do NOT.

  • Cali

    Your meds are waiting

  • Cali

    Exactly, I was like huh? He's prepping for the long term payout

  • Kimberly King

    Mariah Carey don lied about her age for years, I'm sure Baddie Bey is doing the same. I saw her live in concert last year in Nashville... she's definitely pushing 40 if she isn't there already. The way her foundation settled in her fine lines and crows feet gave it away. However, she looks good for her age. I've been to my fair share of concerts... and her level of production can't be touched. However, Rihanna's ANTI World Tour was far more entertaining. Beyonce is low-key robotic. Whereas Rihanna interacted with the crowd all night and was more personable... but I do STAN for Rihanna so it's possible I'm being a little biased. Oh, and Bey's smokey eye in the top pic is everything. I love the way her makeup artists does her face.

  • soujourn_erets

    What's your preferred sleeping accelerant method: melatonin, valerian or NyQuil?

  • Mojo2

    Please stay safe!

  • Mojo2

    Lmbaooooo

  • L. Thompson

    Like everything else about Beyonce, her net worth is inflated. Her and Jay-Z have been outbid on homes in LA for the past 3 years, until they finally purchased a home. They got the home for 88 mil and had to take out a mortgage for 56 mil. What billionaire can't purchase a home for cash? I can only imagine the money the bank is making off the interest. That's why Beyonce tours so much, because they live an expensive lifestyle and they need that money flow to keep coming in. Beyonce could have probably bought 5 percent of the team, but never 100 percent.

  • RealGzOnly

    40!??? Just a few months back she was 36?? How she jump 4years in 4months?? ???lol she's 36 Now!! And looks very good refreshed and vibrant. ManOman...envy is such a god awful disease...??....idk what Beyoncé did or done to mofos to hate on her so much other then her doing what must of ya's Dream to do everyday while sitting still.....she's .just living her life to its very fullest!! And if u ain't doing that no doubt u should be mad not at her but urself!!

  • RealGzOnly

    You ppl are sick !! Stop giving these celebrities more power then they actually have!!! The government are the true and real terrorists that's the only mofos u should fear!!

  • RealGzOnly

    Naw it's called playing your cards right!! That's how u stay rich!! They don't have to prove nothing to you or anybody! They clearly have more money then u boo and that's y u mad!

  • soujourn_erets

    They are controlled by the powers that be. I'm not giving power to anyone. Just stating the obvious.

  • RealGzOnly

    If that's the most funny thing u heard in your life y clearly ain't living ...get off the internet LOL!!!

  • KnownUnknown

    But the formation video had nothing to do with Houston tho. It was shot in L.A. and used some imagery of New Orleans, so how was that "predictive programming" of a flood happening in Houston Texas a year later? Lol y'all be reaching for the stars I swear.

  • soujourn_erets

    It's ok. It's not meant for you to understand right now. Just pay attention.

    That video was very symbolic.

  • KnownUnknown

    So in other words you have no answers... ok gotcha

  • soujourn_erets

    My answer is above/below your post. No need to repeat myself. Idk how much more blatant they have to before you have a "they were right" moment.

    They're deceiving you

  • Diva_woman

    Idk, she's been looking pretty thick in the pics I've seen on her instagram. The only one where she looked smaller was the original pic of her with the twins but then again I haven't seen her belly again since that pic so it very well may be flat. Honestly I look different in pics I post and pics others post and I don't even use photoshop. It's all about angles

  • what?why

    Once again - publicity stunt. The definition of insanity is: doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same result.

  • Stationarity

    Just because someone has money doesn't mean they purchase property in cash. If a billionaire(or anyone) can get a loan at a lower interest rate, say 3% than the return on an investment that they could make, for example 15%, then it makes more sense to borrow the money and invest the cash. Now if someone is just gonna spend the money on stuff that will depreciate, they should buy the house in cash. Getting Outbid doesn't always mean one doesn't have money, it could mean they don't think the property is worth it.

  • We Can Do This

    Business 101: Use other people's money!

  • Benita Renee’

    ROLL TIDE!!!

  • Renee26

    Bey looked cute in her mom jeans and monster shoes...Tina looks like a tranny

  • Look@m3

    I'm sorry I agree with you. There was a home for $389 on camp creek, Yeah, Luckily I'm from here and I aint no dummy. I could have gotten this home and I FELL IN LOVE with it too but just bc I could afford it doesn't mean I had to get it. It was over priced for the area so I told them good luck finding out of towners to purchase your home because I aint the one. Then they realtor gone have the nerve to ask my realtor whats the problem do they want a discount or some ish? NEGRO you know this house overpriced! Still pissed! I wanted to show this negroid my credit score, income statements and my prequalification letter. Sit down right here on the ground....

  • NIA

    Correct! It's on Credit! Given by Elites. Only the Sheeples Bey Hive believe every false report.

  • Look@m3

    Oh yeah...let me go find it. I saw a clip on a preview on the news and been meaning to go look!! Thanks for reminding me...

  • NIA

    They don't have Old Money!

  • the conscious one

    Rich black people don't have shit on rich white people. One of the costs of American slavery.

  • Jazzy T

    Hey there... I am with you, and fully understand what you are referring to...Let's just say sometimes things are hidden in plan sight!

  • soujourn_erets

    Yup, I'm glad someone gets it. Let's pray that others do, fam.

  • kennedy220

    ive been waiting to see an entertaining rihanna show..she walked back and forth across the stage for me ..hardly no dancing..but to be fair this was an earlier rihanna...i like them both...girls age faster but i thought beyonce looked like any 36 37 year old female would look..if she is 40 though i agree she still llooks good. does 40 look any differnt than 36? lol that just came across my mind...

  • kennedy220

    so it couldn't just be the flood for louisiana?

  • soujourn_erets

    Symbolism and predictive programming. Look at th link that I provided below

  • IndaHOUSE

    Atleast she has money. Im sure she ain't losing sleep over this...

  • kennedy220

    i see no link below

  • kennedy220

    i know people diss her and some tired of her and call her overrated..but i always thought well the girl has to work twice as hard as britney spears because she doesn't have the complexion for the protection...yeah she's lite skinned..and the blonde hair but that only goes so far when you're still black...

  • soujourn_erets
  • kennedy220

    lol that's funny..i've always been older than all the girls from the original group and i'm 37...so your math is wrong somewhere. i'm going by when their first album with no no no came out...i was living in houston at the time trying to find out where they lived...lol

  • Harley

    she NOT 40!

  • Harley

    she aint 40 yet. I have a friend who went to high school with her in H Town she is probably 36 or 37

  • Kimberly King

    The Queen, Rihanna could perform Hokey Pokey in a potato sack and still be entertaining. She can do no wrong in my evil eyes.

  • Munchosgirl

    They don't get it though....

  • Munchosgirl

    That's 3 fingers...Third Ward....ummm yeah

  • Munchosgirl

    It was reported on the internet about Beyonce wanting to buy the Rockets, so it has to be true, right?!!!! I never believed the story myself.

  • Luvn_it

    You tried it Sandra TMZ leaked the twins birth certificate so its known that Beyoncé was born Sept 4 1981. You can let go of that lie now.

  • soujourn_erets

    Nope!

  • TheOwley

    This is just her peeps delusional desires about her being everything including a pro team owner. She gets to near $1B with Jay Z's half of course. Their capital is high but not high enough for pro team ownership.

  • Munchosgirl

    She, Kelly, Letoya and Latavia are all the same age...just born different months.

  • Munchosgirl

    I am sure he didn't but I have read several articles stating that he wants Beyonce to be involved in some capacity with the Houston Rockets.

  • Kimberly King

    Baddie Bey didn't finish high school though.. lol

  • Harley

    And what does finishing have to do with someone who went to middle and high school with her. She clearly did not need to .....

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Bwahahahaa! Because TMZ could not have Photoshopped the BC? Who do you think leaked it to them?

  • Luvn_it

    With all the evidence you really want let it got huh just recently she was 36 now she's aged a whole 4yrs in like a month. So from logic I guess that means Kelly is 41 since she was born a year before Beyoncé and the other 2 original members of DC are in their 40's. Or wait its just Beyoncé even though ample amount of evidence of these girls growing up together since childhood. School and yearbook pics together they just took the time to photo shop Beyoncé into these pics and home videos including the Star Search video.????

  • Kimberly King

    Girl that lady is 47. I'm convinced. I said she looks good for age.

  • 4RGSpot

    Good for him.......?. Now maybe she'll sit down somewhere.

  • Harley

    Ok your funny boo! BYE!

  • Kimberly King

    It's "you're." Tootles

  • Harley

    Its what I type... way to deflect YOU being hateful..... BYE!

  • noireyblanca

    But black ppl actually have 0.5% though. We are doomed.