With a combined net worth of well over one billion dollars, music moguls and business owners Beyoncé and Jay Z are arguably the most famous and wealthiest celebrity couple in the world. The pair tied the knot in 2008.
Jay Z, whose current net worth is double that of his wife, has had an impressive climb to the billion-dollar mark. The Brooklyn native was once a drug dealer but the moment he started making money from his music, he made smart moves to build his own companies rather than endorse other people’s products. He invested in Rocawear, Roc Nation, Uber, Armand de Brignac Champagne, D’Usse, and Tidal. His shares in the companies, music earnings, and properties currently put Jay Z in the billionaire’s club.
Beyoncé, on the other hand, grew up in Houston. She has amassed her $500 million fortune mostly from her music. With such wealth, the Carters have a handful of employees working for them that range from executives, assistants, dancers to chefs, nannies, and cleaners. Here is what some of them have revealed about their bosses.
14 Beyoncé And Jay Z Take Their Ventures Seriously
Beyoncé and Jay Z both take their ventures very seriously. Jay Z always goes over his music and memorizes it before he goes to the studio to record it. Beyoncé also has to go through every single detail of a record before she steps into a booth. They are both their own biggest critics.
13 Employees Are Expected To Be Professional
Beyoncé and Jay Z are hardworking people and they expect the same from their employees and associates. The pair has cut off close friends and family that do not fit into their hard-working lifestyle. They will therefore not hesitate to cut off lazy employees or people who complain about their jobs.
12 The Couple Pays Their Employees Well
B and J are very generous when it comes to rewarding their staff for their hard work. They do a good job of spreading some of the millions that they make. The pair pays their twins’ nannies $100,000 each per year. They also have many other employees, which makes their payroll expense a hefty one.
11 They Also Give Them Bonuses
Like many other employers, Jay and Bey also award their employees end of year bonuses. Other than their music, the duo also makes a ton of money from other ventures, which include clothing lines and stakes in various companies. They once coughed up $6.4 million to pay bonuses to their staff.
10 Beyoncé And Jay Z Have Strict Rules
Beyoncé has a handbook for her employees to guide them on what exactly she expects from them. Many sources also explain that each employee must read the handbook and sign a contract. Blue Ivy, for example, has her own handbook; The Daily Program Of Blue Ivy As Per Mrs. Carter.
9 Employees Are Expected To Be Discreet
The Carters are among the most secretive couples in Hollywood and this is thanks to their discreet staffs who know better than to divulge what is happening in the couple’s lives behind closed doors. Beyoncé’s staff kept her pregnancies secret until the singer was ready to divulge the news herself.
8 The Power Couple Value Their Time And Money
Bey and Jay understand all too well the meaning of the phrase ‘time is money’. They both do not expect their employees or other people they work with to show up late for work, meetings or jam sessions. Jay Z once fined Rita Ora for arriving 10 minutes late at the studio.
7 The Pair Likes Being In Control
As much as the Carters have several employees working at their hand and foot, both Beyoncé and Jay Z maintain overall control of what goes on in their lives. Beyoncé, for instance, will still write her music and change dance choreographies to fit her taste. Jay Z handles all his business deals in person.
6 Their Kids Are Their World
B and J have three beautiful children. Their first-born daughter, Blue Ivy, is eight years old. Their other two children are two-year-old twin boys Rumi and Sir Carter. The music moguls adore their kids, Beyoncé rarely left her twins and when she had to step out, she would quickly finish what she was doing to return to her babies.
5 The Couple Expects Excellent Care For Their Children
Jay Z and Beyoncé also have a team of nannies that take care of their children. Unlike most other kids out there, each twin has three nannies. Since the twins have different schedules, they each have their own set of nannies. Blue Ivy currently has two nannies and three bodyguards who accompany her to school.
4 Beyoncé And Jay Z Are Both Perfectionists
Beyoncé and Jay Z are perfectionists. They both burn the midnight oil at the studios perfecting their lyrics and choreographies until they are certain that what they have planned to release is their best work. This does not apply to them alone; they follow up on their staff to make sure that they do things the right way.
3 The Couple Likes To Keep A Close-Knit Of People Around Them
Young Guru has worked for Jay Z for a long time. Jay Z has entrusted him with the task of safeguarding his music. Beyoncé on the other hand also has several dancers whom she has retained over the years that keep her moves secret until the day they perform them on stage. It seems that the couple is loyal to staff who are loyal to them.
2 They Do Not Always Reveal What They Are Up To
Other than keeping Beyoncé’s pregnancies secret, employees who work for the Carters should also keep the couple’s projects a secret. Sometimes the couple keeps their employees in the dark to minimize the chances of any of them leaking the plans out to the public. Very few people knew about Beyoncé’s album Lemonade until she released it.
1 Beyoncé And Jay Z Are A Great Duo
Most people who have worked under or with either or both Jay Z and Beyoncé have nothing but admiration for them. One can tell that most of Carter's employees are in awe of the power couple; they admire their brilliance, which has made it hard for them not to succeed in their endeavors.
Sources: thetalko.com, babygaga.com, ibtimes.com, dailymail.co.uk