Beyoncé made a shrewd decision a few years ago that just paid off in the form of a whopping $300 million pay day. Back in 2015, Beyoncé turned down a $6 million cash payment to perform for a corporate Uber event. Instead she reportedly requested to be paid in equity instead. Now that Uber has just gone public on the NY Stock Exchange, that smart business move just earned her $300 million.
This investment plus her recent deal with Adidas to relaunch the Ivy Park athletic line and her $60 million three project deal with Netflix makes this a year of massive earnings for Beyoncé and she didn’t even release any new music.