25 Things You Didn’t Know About Beyoncé

From charging guests $5 to see her perform as a youngster to dominating the billboards these are 25 things you didn’t know about Beyoncé.

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Her full name is Beyoncé Giselle Carter-Knowles.

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She was born September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas.

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She has Native American, African, Irish and French heritage

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As a child, Beyoncé charged her parents' houseguests $5 each to watch her perform

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When she was younger she won a school singing competition with John Lennon's "Imagine"

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Her father used to make her run a mile while singing to build her endurance.

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Her debut album Dangerously in Love, earned her five Grammys.

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Her former bodyguard, “Shortie,” weighed 600 pounds, and once caused an elevator to stop between floors. He was subsequently fired.

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Her mother is a hairstylist and a costume designer named Tina Knowles. Her father is a record manager named Mathew Knowles

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Beyoncé was named Forbes Richest Celebrity Under 30, with a total net worth of $80 million.

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In 2010, Guinness World Records named Jay-Z and Beyonce the Highest Earning Power Couple, after earning $122 million that year.

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Jay Z once rapped that he and Beyoncé had a miscarriage before Blue Ivy and she even talked about it in her documentary.

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Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement earned the Guinness Book of World Records title for most tweets per second

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Two days after her birth, their daughter Blue Ivy became the youngest person to land on the Billboard charts, as her cries were recorded on the Jay-Z track "Glory."

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Beyoncé's voice is categorized as a mezzo-soprano

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Sasha Fierce was Beyoncé's alter ego, and was created in 2003 to help her get over shyness on stage. She told Allure Magazine in 2010 that she no longer feels the need for a stage persona.

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Some of her nicknames include Bey, B, Queen B and Princess of Pop.

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Her sister, Solange, is also a successful singer.

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She made Grammy history in January 2010 when she became the first female artist to win six Grammy's in one evening.

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She owns a condominium in Miami, and a house in London, England

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Today her net worth is around $300 million and Jay Z is worth $500 million

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Beyoncé has several side businesses. She founded the House of Deréon clothing line with her mother and the name comes from her grandmother's name - Agnes Dereon.

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She has also launched several fragrance lines including: Heat and Pulse.

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She is 5 ft 6 in tall

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Beyoncé served as ambassador for the 2012 World Humanitarian Day.

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