Jay Z is currently chasing Puff Daddy to become the first billionaire in hip-hop, but once you add in all of the earnings of his wife Beyonce, it turns out that Hov is already there. Forbes today issued their annual list of America’s Wealthiest Self-Made Women, which pegged Beyonce’s net worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $350 million. When you put that together with Jay’s jaw-dropping $810 million, the finance-minded publication pegs their combined worth at just about $1.16 billion. To put that in perspective, that’s more than the entire gross domestic product of several smaller island nations like Palau, Dominica, and Samoa.
Jay’s worth received a huge boost this year thanks in part to the success of his company Roc Nation, but also because of a huge $200 million deal he inked with Sprint to become a partner in his music-streaming service TIDAL. The wealth of that company is project to be something around $600 million alone. Because of that particular windfall, Jay managed to finally jump Beats kingpin Dr. Dre on the list, while edging closer to finally unseating Puff for the top spot.
Regardless of how the rankings themselves shake out, you can safely assume that the Carter’s daughter Blue Ivy, along with their could-arrive-any-day-now twins babies will be pretty much set up for life.