$450 Million

Beyoncé ( Beyonce Knowles ) is R&B singer, songwriter and actress from Texas, has an estimated net worth of $450 million. Beyonce and Jay Z ( her husband ) have a combined net worth of over $1 billion.

Beyonce Net Worth Come From

Beyonce Knowles got her start singing for tips during her first job -- sweeping up hair in her mom's hair salon. By age 9, she was part of a girl group that made it to the TV show "Star Search" and eventually became the popular group Destiny's Child. In 2003, she started her solo music career. Pop hit songs like "Drunk in Love," "Formation" and "Halo" have made her one of the highest paid celebrities in the business.

But her earning sources don't stop at music. Beyonce has endorsement deals and a fashion collection, and has starred in numerous films. That variety of income sources puts Beyonce net worth at a hefty $450 million.

$250 Million

Taylor Swift is an American singer who is known for her gorgeous voice and beautiful songs. Taylor Alison Swift has an estimated net worth of $250 million in 2016, according to Forbes.

Taylor Swift Net Worth Come From

Taylor Swift made the majority of her wealth on her 1989 World Tour, which grossed around $200 million. Just in the past 12 months, she's made $170 million. Swift now holds the top spot on the 2016 Forbes Celebrity 100 list, up from No. 8 in 2015. She also pads her bank account from endorsement deals with brands including Apple, Diet Coke and Keds.

Swift was singing at events by age 10. At 11, she sang the national anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers game. She started writing her own songs by age 12. Swift scored her first contract with Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records after a performance at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. She released her first single, "Tim McGraw," in 2006. It was a top 10 hit and sold more than 2.5 million copies.