Beyoncé or Kim Kardashian West: Which Superstar Is Worth More?
While the Queen Bey’s angelic vocals and flawless dance moves have made her one of the most successful musicians in the world, Kardashian West’s reality show career and beauty empire have skyrocketed her popularity over the years.
Though both women are two of the most famous celebrities of our generation, one is worth far more than the other. Keep reading to find out which female powerhouse has a higher cash flow.
Beyoncé is (arguably) the greatest performer of our time
Even though Beyoncé and Kardashian West are two of the biggest pop culture icons today, they both come from completely opposite worlds and significantly differ in their individual rise to superstardom.
Let’s start with Queen Bey herself. Growing up in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé recognized her talent for singing at a young age and would perform in talent shows and at local events where her powerhouse vocals would shine through.
Then in 1996, Beyoncé, along with childhood friends Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett, and LaTavia Roberson, formed the girl group, Destiny’s Child, and signed to Columbia Records a year later.
After releasing several hit singles, the group skyrocketed to success following the release of their debut album, Destiny’s Child.
But despite winning three Grammy awards, topping the music charts, and raking in millions from record sales, the group took a hiatus in 2002. The following year, Beyoncé came out with her first solo record, Dangerously in Love, which sold more than 300,000 copies in its first week and topped the music charts.
Since then, the singer has dominated the music scene and continues to break sale records, top the Billboard charts, and sell-out stadium tours. She’s even found success in the film and fashion industries, proving to the world that she is a definite force to be reckoned with.
Kardashian is one of the most famous reality stars in the world
It’s hard to imagine a time when Kardashian West wasn’t a famous reality star, but back in the early 2000s, she was just like every other young hopeful trying to make it big in show business.
Though her father, Robert Kardashian Sr., found his own fame representing O.J. Simpson during his murder trial in the mid-90s, Kardashian didn’t find herself in the spotlight until she became Paris Hilton’s stylist and part-time closet organizer.
After making a few guest appearances on Hilton’s hit reality show, The Simple Life, Kardashian went on to pursue her own reality tv career. In 2007, she and her family landed Keeping Up with the Kardashians — which is still running on the E! network today.
After that, Kardashian’s fame soared to new heights with her landing modeling gigs, endorsement deals, and spinoff series of KUWTK.
She’s also launched a successful app, her own beauty empire, KKW Beauty, and even a shapewear line, SKIMS, that is continuously selling out of merchandise.
On top of all of that, the reality star also has a massive social media presence and is currently one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram — right behind her little sister, Kylie Jenner.
Which superstar is worth more?
Since they are super successful in their professions, both Beyoncé and Kardashian West have huge net worths as a result of their hard work over the years.
The reality star’s net worth is an estimated $350 Million when you add in her paychecks from KUWTK, endorsement/ brand deals, modeling gigs, and her beauty/shapewear companies.
It doesn’t come as a shock that Kardashian is worth this much, especially since she is one of the most famous and highest-earning celebrities on the planet.
As for Beyoncé, she has an estimated net worth of $500 million, which is only going to increase with time. By starring in dozens of high-profile commercials endorsing well-known companies, having her own line of fragrances, and raking in millions for each sold-out tour she’s even done, it’s no surprise that the Queen Bey is rolling in some serious dough.
Though Beyoncé is worth more than Kardashian West, both of these women have and still are slaying the game, and their net worths are just going to keep increasing as their popularity grows.