Beyoncé performed for Uber in 2015 and instead of accepting her $6m pay cheque, she requested to be paid in stocks, today it’s worth over $300m.
In case you missed it, Uber went public on the New York Stock Exchange last Friday.With an $8.1 billion IPO (Initial Public Offering), the shares initially went for $45 each — marking one of the biggest tech IPOs in recent history. And Beyoncé isn’t the only celebrity who got in before the general public got their hands on the tech giant’s stock.
Last year, “Queen B” took half of the $8m from coachella in exchange for the rights to the show, Netflix paid her $60m for it.
You never know, that little 1% of the company you invest in, may just turn into millions. Here’s to hoping!