What Is the Net Worth of Beyoncé’s Mom Tina Knowles?

Tina Knowles is a fashion designer, businesswoman, and mother of Solange and Beyoncé.

Because her eldest daughter is one of the most famous singers on the planet with a net worth of $500 million, fans want to know more about Tina. Many are curious about what her net worth is and what she did before Queen Bey became one of the biggest stars in the world. Read on to find out more about Beyoncé’s mom.

Beyoncé and her mother, Tina Knowles
Beyoncé and her mother, Tina Knowles | Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images

Tina Knowles divorced Beyoncé’s father after 31 years of marriage

Tina Knowles was born Célestine Ann Beyoncé on Jan. 4, 1954 in Galveston, Texas. In 1980, she married Mathew Knowles. They welcomed Beyoncé a year later and Solange in 1986. Mathew and Tina were both instrumental in their daughters’ careers with Mathew managing them early on.

In 2009, Bey’s mom filed for divorce, however, she dropped it in 2010, but refiled in 2011. According to TMZ, the reason she decided to end their marriage was a result of “discord or conflict of personalities” which prevented them from “reasonable expectation of reconciliation.”

Tina has since remarried. She and Richard Lawson tied the knot in 2015 and she became the stepmother of actor Bianca Lawson. Tina is also a grandmother to Blue Ivy Carter, Rumi Carter, Sir Carter, and Daniel Julez J. Smith, Jr.

Tina Knowles and husband Richard Lawson
Tina Knowles and husband Richard Lawson | Phillip Faraone/Getty Images

Bey’s mom has been defending her daughter over ‘Black King’ criticism

Tina has fired back at those who have been criticizing her oldest daughter over the use of African themes and imagery on her visual album Black King. She took to Instagram last month and had something to say to those calling out Bey.

“Those who are criticizing the film (before they even see it) saying it’s unauthentic, upset that B doesn’t actually go to Africa or say that Bey is simply using African cultures for gain are wrong,” Knowles wrote in one post.

In another, she noted that Beyoncé makes less money “with her Afrocentric content” doing so out of her own interest in the subject. Tina also said that Beyoncé “studied African costumes” and worked with “actual African dancers, filmmakers, [and] directors.”

Tina added that those criticizing her daughter should “stop being a social media terrorist to the wrong people,” and redirect their efforts toward critiquing and tearing down “the systems that hurt and suppress us.”

She concluded her posts by stating that Beyoncé “has a right to her heritage as well as anyone else in the world.”

 Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter, and Tina Knowles
Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter, and Tina Knowles | Kevin Mazur/WireImage

What Tina Knowles’ net worth is today?

Tina previously worked as a makeup artist in California, a dance choreographer in Alabama, and later opened a hair salon in her home state. Before Beyoncé launched her solo career she designed the costumes for Destiny’s Child.

Bey’s mom also started her own clothing line and published a book titled Destiny’s Style: Bootylicious Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Secrets From Destiny’s Child.

Celebrity Net Worth noted that today Queen Bey’s mother has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

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