Much ado is often made about the wealthiest children in America, but do you know who the wealthiest Black children are in America?
Their parents, of course, are in the entertainment industry — and their names certainly ring bells. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s children top the list — their parents, according to Forbes, are amongst the nation’s wealthiest self-made couples, with a combined net worth of $1.4 billion.
“Their combined net worth of $1.4 billion makes the music moguls one of the 10 most successful husband-and-wife teams in the country, and certainly the most recognizable,” reports the outlet. “Unlike many other couples who founded businesses together, they both struck it rich with complementary but separate businesses. Beyoncé’s wealth comes mostly from earnings from touring, music sales and merchandise. Her husband, on the other hand, amassed most of his wealth from his ownership of Armand de Brignac champagne, investments, his cognac partnership with Bacardi, and his own music career, among other sources. Both Beyoncé and Jay-Z have stakes in the music streaming service Tidal.”
But just because these other celebrity Black children don’t have Beyoncé and Jay-Z as their parents, doesn’t mean they don’t have wealth of their own. Here, then, are some of the wealthiest Black children in America.
Editorial note: The net worths listed in this piece are a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.
Blue Ivy, Sir and Rumi Carter
Estimated Net Worth: $500 Million
As AfroTech previously reported, the children of Jay-Z and Beyoncé are the wealthiest celebrity Black children in the United States. Blue Ivy, the eldest of the three, is leading the charge by becoming the youngest person to ever win a BET Her Award, and the second youngest person to win a GRAMMY Award.
North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm West
Estimated Net Worth: $10 Million Each
The West children — the products of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West — are the children of a millionaire and a billionaire, respectively, so it’s no surprise that they have an estimated net worth of $10 million each, according to Face2Face Africa.
Estimated Net Worth: $10 Million
As AfroTech previously reported, Khloé Kardashian’s daughter with Tristan Thompson had a trust fund set up in her name when she was first born. That wise move made the little girl get a net worth of about $10 million.