Beyonce not only knows how to make popular music, she also knows a thing or two about making money. According to Billboard estimates, Beyonce makes a whopping $1.6 million on average per live show, reports EUR.
She recently pulled in $9.7 million in gross sales for six nights at London’s O2 Arena as part of her international Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. After London, she moved onto Manchester where her three shows at the city’s Manchester Arena brought in an additional $4.65 in gross sales.
So Billboard set off to calculate just how much the superstar makes per show. They came up with an average of $1.55 million to $1.6 million per show in gross ticket sales. So when the tour wraps up its 65 stops, Beyonce will gross an estimated $100-plus million in ticket sales.
The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour will continue through the summer. Following her international dates, Beyonce will kicking off her shows in the United States on June 28. Then she heads overseas again and will hold the final show on Sept. 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Madonna, however, still holds the record for the best-selling tour. According to EUR, Madonna grabbed the record for the highest-grossing tour of 2012–$228.4 million from 72 shows.