Beyoncé is worth approximately $450 million these days, but the former Destiny’s Child singer certainly came from meager beginnings in comparison to that figure! The Jasmine Brand has uncovered the original recording contracts the DC ladies had back in 1998, which reveal they were only paid $85,000 to record their first album. And by the way, this is $85k total for all four women to split, as well as to use to record the project. It also stated the album would not be released anywhere else but the United States if it did not chart on the Billboard 200 for 5 consecutive weeks. Well damn!