Happy Birthday to Queen Bey!

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Sunday, Sep 4 2022 by

There’s a reason people call her the Queen. Beyonce has risen from singing at her local church in Texas to being the lead in one of music’s most successful girl-groups ever, to being one of music, fashion, and entertainment’s most powerful, influential, and memorable individuals of all time.

She’s sold millions of albums, is worth half a billion dollars, has three lovely children, and dropped a new album this summer. Sounds like she’s got it all, and on her 41st birthday, she can be pretty darn happy.

Childhood Home in Houston, Texas

Beyonce grew up with her sister Solange, and mom and dad, in Houston, Texas. At a very early age, her talent for singing and performing was discovered, and by age seven, she was beating teenagers in talent competitions.

Beyonce’s parents bought this home when she was just a baby, and it was here that she spent her first few years. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home has been remodeled and recently sold for an impressive $500,000!

Beyoncé's Childhood House (StreetView)
Beyoncé's Childhood House

Jay-Z’s Childhood Home, Brooklyn, New York

While Beyonce grew up in a middle-class environment, her future husband Jay-Z had a much more challenging experience. He grew up in the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, New York. It was built after World War II, and houses around 4,500 people.

Growing up here was rough, with poverty, crime, and drug use prevalent. Jay-Z has even spoken about being shot and selling drugs himself before he found a career, and a way out of the neighborhood.

His upbringing has influenced his career, but it never held him back. These days, he is listed as the second richest rapper in the world, worth more than a billion dollars!

Marcy Projects (Google Maps)
Marcy Projects

Penthouse, New York City, New York

Jay-Z bought a gorgeous Tribeca penthouse in 2004, around the time he and Beyonce became a couple. After some disputes with the other tenants of the building, he paid about $7 million for the pad. The place is not just any NYC apartment; it has 8,000 square feet of interior space, plus 3,000 more in outdoor terrace space.

The couple held their private wedding here in 2008. While they worked hard to ensure a completely private affair, we do know they invited around 40 guests to celebrate their union in an all-white affair.

Jay-Z's Tribeca Penthouse (Google Maps)
Jay-Z's Tribeca Penthouse

Mansion in Bel Air, California

Beyonce met her future husband when she was in her early 20s, and they have been together ever since. They have three young children, and work hard to keep their family life private.

In 2017, Beyonce and her family moved into an absolutely epic mansion. They bought it at a discount for “only” $88 million, and then upgraded the living area for another $750,000.

The 30,000 square foot estate is unique, to say the least. There are four pools, including one built on top of some living space. It has a basketball court, 15 car garage, a separate residence for staff, bulletproof glass, gorgeous views, the list goes on!

Beyonce has a massive walk-in closet suite, spa, eight bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, in-home movie theater, and more. It’s a great place to raise a family, with a monthly mortgage higher than most people make in a year!

Jay-Z and Beyoncé's House (Google Maps)
Jay-Z and Beyoncé's House

Property in East Hamptons, New York

The East Hamptons may only be 100 miles away from where Jay-Z was raised, but it looks and feels like a different planet. Just weeks after making their massive Bel Air purchase, the power couple dropped another $26 million on this East Hamptons estate.

The waterfront property has 12,000 square feet of living space in the main house, seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, access to the water on the property, and a guest house bigger than most homes! The home boasts heated marble bathtubs, two-hundred year old imported fireplaces, Venetian floors, a master suite nearly 3,000 square feet, bowling alley, rock climbing wall, skateboarding ramp, and more!

Jay-Z and Beyonce's House (Birds Eye)
Jay-Z and Beyonce's House

Converted Church, New Orleans, Louisiana

When you have a house with four pools, what else can you do to expand your real estate empire! Apparently, buy a New Orleans church and renovate it into a private residence. A lot of mystery surrounds the “La Casa de Castille” including how much the family paid for it. Some records indicate they paid only $100!

The family put it on the market for around $4.5 million shortly after an arsonist broke into the home and set it on fire. However, it was removed from the market a few months later, and it’s not clear what’s up with the house these days.

Beyonce & Jay Z's House (Birds Eye)
Beyonce & Jay Z's House

No one has a perfect life, but Beyonce’s seems pretty darn amazing. She’s just proved, once again, that her talent for music and performance is without equal. She has three amazing kids, gorgeous homes from coast to coast, and a whole army of fans loyal to the Queen Bea. It’s a sure bet that her birthday serenade will be in perfect harmony.

Happy Birthday, Beyonce!

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