In Touch estimates that Beyoncé’s wig collection is worth $1 million. Her engagement ring is worth $5 million, it’s not such a stretch to calculate that her wigs are worth 1/5th of that. eyoncé’s wigs are mostly handcrafted and custom made for the star out of real human hair. Some single wigs are worth $10,000 each, and since she changes her hair as often as she changes her clothes, her wig collection is valued at a mint. It’s not all wasted though. Beyoncé donates her worn pieces to an organization that provides wigs for chemotherapy patients.
Beyoncé is guaranteed to always have the coolest hairstyle – she keeps a climate-controlled closet stocked with finely crafted hairpieces. “Beyoncé’s wigs are worth a fortune,” the singer’s friend reveals, noting that some cost more than $10,000. “The majority of them are custom-made from real hair and she’s probably got $1 million worth of stunning wigs. It’s part of the reason why she always looks gorgeous.” Since she updates her looks frequently, the insider adds that Beyoncé donates many of her castoffs to a charity that supplies wigs to women going through chemotherapy.
[From In Touch, print edition, October 6, 2008]
Beyoncé and her husband of nearly six months, Jay-Z, made over $80 million each last year, making a million dollars worth of wigs seem pretty tame in comparison to their earning power.
The 27 year-old singer is one of the first performers confirmed for the MTV European Music Awards, to take place in Liverpool, England on November 6th. The first two singles off Beyonce’s currently untitled third solo album will be released in October.
Here are some of the many wigs Beyonce has worn over the last year. A few of them look like she got her money’s worth.
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