Once upon a time, Jay Z and Beyoncé fell in love. But—when, exactly? At this point, it seems as though music’s preeminent power couple has been together forever, but there were actually several years where they kept the world at large guessing, denying their undying love while likely continuing to date under the rader (or—as under the radar as two famous people can be).
Though there are varying reports as to when exactly they first came face to face, but in 2007 Jay told Charlie Rose he met Bey “10 years ago,” or in 1997; Queen B told Seventeen a year later that “I was 18 when we first met, 19 when we first started dating.” So young! Beyoncé was born September 4, 1981, so that’d mean they met in late 1999 or early 2000. Since women have a better memory than men, we’d bet on Bey. (Jay was born December 4, 1969, which means he was about 30.)
With an estimated net worth of $1 billion, making him hip-hop's first billionaire, most of Jay Z's wealth comes from his entertainment company, Roc Nation. ... Meanwhile, Beyonce has an estimated net worth of $355 million.
Over the last 20 years, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have seen it all. From the highs of career success and babies to the lows of infidelity, here's a look into this private relationship of Beyonce and Jay Z.