16. Name and net worth, please…
She hails from Houston and her real name is Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter. While her current husband, Jay Z, is worth slightly more than her, Beyonce has a net worth of over $450 million. Together they are worth over one billion dollars as Jay Z’s net worth has been reported at $650 million.
15. Beyonce once suffered from depression
Back when she was a member of the pop sensation Destiny’s Child, Beyonce fell into a deep and dark depression after two of the group’s members left due to personal and financial strains. The two had left and sued her father over what they viewed as mismanagement of the group. She didn’t eat and stayed in her room for most of the time she suffered through it.
14. The imaginative child
As a child, her mother once explained that Beyonce had quite the imagination. Her mother would often show up at her school and find Beyonce on the playground pushing and empty swing while chatting away to whoever it was she was pushing. In addition, the young Bey was already eyeing the spotlight as she would charge anyone who wanted to watch her sing a fee of $5.
13. She suffered a miscarriage
She revealed to Oprah Winfrey that she had suffered a miscarriage before the birth of Blue Ivy. After she and Jay Z found out she was pregnant, they were overjoyed but soon after things just didn’t feel right to her. She recalls seeing her doctor in New York and being told that the baby had no heartbeat. She recalls the ordeal as one of the profoundly saddest moments of her life.
12. First Lady may be her biggest fan
First Lady Michelle Obama is, perhaps, her biggest fan. Mrs. Obama has worked tirelessly to reduce childhood obesity and Beyonce has joined her in that battle. Mrs. Obama is an avid dancer and was once caught on tape dancing to Beyonce’s “Move Your Body.”
11. Once walked out on a photo shoot
Beyonce was scheduled to have a photo shoot done in 2003 by the celebrity photographer David LaChapelle. When LaChapelle asked her to take off all of her clothes and pour honey all over herself, Beyonce was having none of it and walked off the set never to return.
10. She had the biggest bodyguard ever
Beyonce once had a bodyguard by the name of Shorty. The man was a giant and weighed in at around 600 pounds. Once he was trying to guard her from fans while she was shopping in New York City at Macy’s. He briefly stumbled and stepped on her foot breaking one of her toes. Another incident has the two of them in an elevator but Shortie’s massive weight actually stopped the elevator between two floors. Beyonce eventually fired him.
9. She fired her father after learning his secret
Her father, Matthew Knowles, had managed her career for her entire life but was fired by her when Beyonce found out that he had a child with another woman while still married to her mother. She no longer speaks with her father. Her half sister’s name is Koi and she is currently five years old.
8. She is jealous of Jay Z’s closeness with Rhianna
Jay Z had discovered the young Rhianna when she was only 16 years old and singing in bars down in the Caribbean. In fact, it has been reported that Jay Z has a separate phone on which Rhianna can call him much to the jealous rage of his wife.
7. Before getting married, she had only had one previous boyfriend
His name is Lyndall Locke and he was her childhood sweetheart. They met at church, his first kiss was with him, and they went to their high school prom together in 1993. They broke up as she became more famous because he felt that he simply wasn’t good enough for her.
6. Seems like 4 is the number
While no one is really quite sure what her favorite number is, the number 4 seems to follow her around. She named one of her albums that and she was born on September 4. In addition, husband Jay Z’s birthday is December 4 and the couple married on April 4.
5. She once blasted 50 Cent
Beyonce is extremely protective of her loved ones and once openly confronted the famous rapper. During what she perceived as an argument between him and her husband, she reportedly jumped from a ledge, ran over and got right in 50Cent’s face and let him know in no uncertain terms who she was siding with in the dispute.
4. She and Jay Z separated for a year before they eventually married
No whirlwind romance was this. In fact, for the first year they knew each other, they just talked on the phone. It took that long for Jay Z to work up the nerve to actually ask her out. The reason given for the year long split was her disapproval of his relationship with Rhianna.
3. Her perfume dilemma
As odd as it may sound, while Beyonce had her own perfume and fragrances line, she is actually highly allergic to women’s perfume. The perfume she owns is specially made and has been altered chemically so that she won’t have an allergic reaction.
2. She secretly wants to keep acting and win an Academy Award
She once confessed to Oprah that she wants to some day win an Oscar. Her respectable performance in the movie, Dreamgirls, actually got her nominated for a Golden Globe Award. She eventually wants the triple crown of awards; a Grammy, a Tony, and an Oscar. She already has 17 Grammy’s so we will have to see…
1. Fiercely guards her privacy and her legacy
Beyonce jealously guards her privacy but she especially guards her legacy in an extremely pro active manner. She actually records every single interview she ever does with anyone from the media and keeps them stored in a private archive. If a he said/she said situation ever arises with the media, she will have her evidence ready for her defense.