People often joke about the best case scenario for what they would want to come back as in regard to reincarnation. While people often agree that being reincarnated as one of Oprah's dogs would probably be at the very top of the list, there is a way to live a lavish and appealing lifestyle without ever having to die or be turned into an animal. Although people often get caught up in living vicariously through the tabloid exploits of the rich and famous, sometimes it's the employees of the celebrities that truly do have the best life.
Celebrities often have to deal with the negative aspects of fame, from the endless critiques by the media and the general public to the constant hounding by the paparazzi. Yet, the employees of the celebrities get to embark on the journey of the rich and famous without ever having to deal with any of the pitfalls of fame. While many people think that it would be worth it just to be around their favorite celebrity, being an employee can feature perks that stretch far beyond just being able to see a celeb up close and personal. Although there is a myriad of different A-list celebrities that would be more than worthy of being called the greatest boss in Hollywood, it's Jay-Z and Beyoncé that seem to truly know how to take care of their employees. Whether you're a fan of their music or you're just curious about what it would be like to work as their employee, check out our list of the 25 reasons why you would want to get a job working for Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
20 Partying With The Rich And Famous
In many workplace environments, people tend to count down the days to the annual holiday party. This is the time when employees are able to let loose, it's great to converse with the management team without actually having to work and there are often libations to keep the party going. However, the holiday party when working for Jay-Z and Beyoncé is definitely on another level. In 2016, Jay-Z and Beyoncé hosted a holiday party for the Roc Nation employees and the events from the night made headlines.
There were a huge number of celebrities that attended the party including DJ Khaled, Fabulous, and the Lox (just to name a few).
There were reports that Jay-Z wasn't there only spending time with the big wigs at Roc Nation but actually hung out with the lowly interns and really made everyone feel included in the festivities. Talk about an amazing work party to look forward to for the holidays!
19 Access To Exclusive Hotspots
One of the biggest reasons why people want to associate with celebrities is that it gives them access to some of the hottest venues that aren't readily available to the general public. Both Jay-Z and Beyoncé are considered moguls and successful people in business and that gives them access to some of the biggest hotspots around the world.
One of the hottest sports bars and lounges in the Manhattan area just so happened to be owned by Jay-Z and his business partner, Juan Perez.
The 40/40 Club was opened in 2003 and quickly grew into a huge venue that hosts everything from executive parties to holiday events from Beyoncé and Jay-Z, themselves. This 12,000-square-foot venue features all sorts of opulent décor and employees of Jay-Z and Beyoncé would definitely receive some extra attention, even if it just means being let in through the velvet ropes.
18 Huge Bonuses
With Jay-Z and Beyoncé employing so many different workers through their personal endeavors and the many companies and organizations they have a hand in running, it shouldn't be surprising that they pay a huge amount of tax. In 2013, Jay-Z reportedly received a huge tax rebate that would probably be a lottery win for anyone else in the general public. Rather than simply add it to the pot, Jay-Z reportedly doled out huge bonuses to his employees.
The employees that help run the three homes that are owned by the couple and the nightclub workers at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club each received a bonus of $50,000 each.
The only stipulation about the use of the money was that they were supposed to use it to have a bit of fun.
17 Traveling Around In Style
Oftentimes, traveling for business can be a real pain. For most employees that work for companies that require them to travel, the best they can ever hope for is the business class for flights. Yet, the majority of companies typically make their employees drive or fly coach for any business travels. However, that is definitely not the case for the employees of Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Those that are lucky enough to travel within the inner circle of this famous couple can expect world-class accommodations.
The private jets that Jay-Z and Beyoncé have been known to use are over-the-top in opulence.
Whether it's a nanny helping with the kids or part of the glam squad that needs to be on-hand, these are the employees that can expect a luxurious experience during their travels.
16 Peak Beneath The Veil
People are constantly trying to catch celebrities when they don't look completely red carpet ready. Tabloids dedicate whole issues on celebrities without wearing any makeup and paparazzi often hound famous people to catch them in their natural state. Beyoncé is a great example of how glamorous a celebrity can be, whether it's the couture gowns she wears on the red carpet or the full makeup and hair glam while she's performing on stage. Yet, working for this celebrity couple would allow a peek beneath the veil.
No one can sustain a completed red carpet look during every single day of their lives and it can be quite a different story when you see a celebrity without all the pomp and circumstance.
For those working ultra-close to Jay-Z and Beyoncé, one of the biggest perks of the job would be to see them without all of the extras the rest of the public is so used to seeing.
15 Watch The Kids Grow Up
The media is notorious for trying to get snapshots of celebrity kids. There seems to be an obsession with seeing these famous kids during all those stages of childhood but sometimes the hunt can be a bit too much. Michael Jackson was famous for trying to shield his children from the harsh spotlight of the paparazzi and even went so far as to cover their faces with masks and head coverings.
Yet, being an employee of Jay-Z and Beyoncé would allow for a much closer view of their famous kids.
Depending on how closely you work with the famous couple, you could have the opportunity to watch these celebrity babies grow up. This would give an up close and personal view of the kids and you might even get to see their personalities develop with each new stage of childhood.
14 Guaranteed To See Them Perform
When it comes to seeing your favorite music artists in concert, it can sometimes be a little bit more difficult than you might think. From sold-out stadiums to travel arrangements to try and make it to a concert being held in a different state, it can be a huge affair to try and make it to see a Jay-Z or a Beyoncé concert. Yet, even those that are lucky enough to be nearby the stadium or concert hall, it can be surprising how much concert tickets actually cost.
For employees of Jay-Z and Beyoncé, there is a really great chance that they will be guaranteed to see them in concert.
From the background dancers to the glam team to the assistants working on the sidelines, they would probably get the best seat in the house while Jay-Z and Beyoncé were on tour.
13 First To Know About New Collaborations
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are music artists that have risen to become two of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. It seems like every album has featured a plethora of number one hit singles and the public thinks of them as two artists that somehow manage to stay on top of their game, despite the length of time that they've been around in the music industry.
With so much success and the love of the public, it shouldn't be surprising that other music artists constantly try and collaborate with them on different songs.
Beyoncé has collaborated with everyone from Shakira to Lady Gaga and Jay-Z has also worked with various artists in all genres of music. As an employee of Jay-Z and Beyoncé, it would give you a firsthand peek and possibly listen to various collaborations that haven't been made public to the rest of the world.
12 Celebrity Besties
While it would probably be more than anyone's wildest dream to come into close contact with either Jay-Z or Beyoncé, it's important to note that this famous couple is actually really good friends with some other huge names in the entertainment industry.
The Academy Award-winning actress gushed about how close she was with Beyoncé during a 2010 interview with Ellen DeGeneres and there have been numerous photographs showing that their friendship is more than just a nod and a handshake during red carpet events. While Paltrow was still married to Chris Martin, they would often party with Jay-Z and Beyoncé. This would be a great perk for employees of the musical couple because they would get to see other A-list celebs as well.
11 First To Hear New Music
There are some music artists that have gone to extreme measures to try and get publicity for their upcoming albums. One of the most blatant attempts to get the word out was in 2001 when Macy Gray wore her infamous album plug dress to the MTV Video Music Awards. While standing at the podium, everyone could see that her dress was informing everyone of when her album was going to be released. Yet, Beyoncé doesn't seem to have to do any of that when she releases new music. Her Lemonade album was released without any fanfare and it came as a complete surprise to the general public. For the employees of Jay-Z and Beyoncé, being privy to the knowledge of a new album release before anyone else would be a huge perk.
10 Luxurious Mansion Location
There are some work environments that can be truly depressing. From dark and cavern-like offices to tiny cubicles that don't allow for any space at all, there are some jobs that fill people with absolute dread every time they have to trudge through the front doors. Yet, that definitely isn't the case for the staff at Jay-Z and Beyoncé's many homes.
This celebrity couple made huge headlines when they purchased their new Malibu home for a whopping $25 million.
It is a 12,045 square foot home that sits on 1.62 acres. It boasts having ocean views from almost every single room of the home and is an absolute mansion in every sense of the word. This may not be the home of the employee but it's definitely a luxurious workplace to go to every day.
9 Not Much Work
For a celebrity couple like Jay-Z and Beyoncé, it's safe to say that there has to be a team of people that help to keep things running smoothly behind the scenes. From their numerous mansions to the childcare for Blue Ivy, this couple is far too busy to go it alone without a staff behind them. Yet, being an employee of their staff isn't exactly hard and labor-intensive work.
Upon the birth of their twins, it was reported that the celebrity couple added 18 new people to their staff.
Their son, Sir, and their daughter, Rumi, might be a bit of a handful but no one can assume that these two need 18 people to take care of them. Obviously, Jay-Z and Beyoncé want their children well taken care of and their home in the best shape possible so they don't mind hiring more than enough people. While it may seem a bit overkill for some, it's good news for the employees that don't want to have to work too hard at their daily job.
8 More Than Average Compensation
There are some jobs that are more than fair with the starting base salary but there are others that seem to take advantage of the workers. With the music industry going through some difficult times over the last few years, it shouldn't be surprising that so many music organizations have started to cut salaries and limit the opportunities to succeed in the industry. Yet, that isn't the case for employees of Parkwood Entertainment, the entertainment management company that Beyoncé founded in 2007. With advanced degrees becoming increasingly more important to companies, it's interesting that only 34 per cent of the employees at Parkwood Entertainment have Master's degrees. Not only does it seem like a company that gives a fair opportunity to its employees but the $82,000 average base salary also seems more than fair.
7 Opportunities And Prestige
While many people think it would be reward enough to work for either Jay-Z or Beyoncé, one major perk to being one of their employees is the fact that having them on their resume would be a huge boost. Not only would it add credibility to their skillset but it would also open the door to new opportunities and further chances to make more money. A great example of this is Kim Kimble, the hair stylist that Beyoncé has used on many different occasions. Kimble has styled Beyoncé's hair for hugely publicized events like the MTV VMA's and the Grammy Awards. Kimble's net worth is currently set at $1.5 million and she's also become a huge favorite for other high profile celebrities to style their hair as well.
6 Short Work Day
There are some jobs that require a huge amount of time in the office and it can be truly grueling with the hours of overtime. Yet, that isn't always the case for all of the employees that work for Jay-Z and Beyoncé. In 2014, Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, Parkwood's general manager, gave an interview for a study being used by the Harvard Business School. One of the questions she was asked involved describing a typical business meeting with Beyoncé. Callahan-Longo stated,
"We often laugh about how an hour into a business meeting she will get up and will start walking around. I can see it then -- that I've lost her, and that I have satiated the amount of business that she wants to discuss that day."
She went on to say, "Because at the end of the day she is an artist, and her passion for art drives her." Getting to work for just an hour or two a day seems like a pretty sweet job for most people.
5 Exotic Vacations
For the general public, there are some vacation hotspots that seem like the best destinations for travel. Yet, there are some celebrities in Hollywood that take vacations to the next level and Jay-Z and Beyoncé have consistently proven that they can travel to far more exotic locations. In 2013, they were photographed in Cuba and there was a huge amount of criticism because of the no-tourist ban from the United States to Cuba. In 2014, a nine-page report was released by the Treasury Department's Office of Inspector General to state that their visit to Cuba did not violate any U.S. sanctions laws. The couple acquired the proper license by the Office of Foreign Assets Control under the "people-to-people" educational exchange program.
The trip was completely legal and it afforded them the luxury of visiting a location that would be out of the question for a regular American tourist. Employees that needed to travel
with this power couple would be able to see all the sights of Cuba, which is a huge perk for a business trip.
4 Firsthand Product Reviews
Both Jay-Z and Beyoncé have access to some of the hottest new products in the world, with many of them long before they are even accessible to the general public. Companies are constantly trying to get celebrities to try their products and be photographed with their items to try and get publicity. Award shows are infamous for sending celebrities home with huge swag gift bags filled with all types of different products but some companies just send the items to the celebrities directly. On top of that, both Jay-Z and Beyoncé lend their names to various companies through endorsement deals.
As an employee of this couple, you would be able to see these products firsthand and would also get to see whether or not they are even worth purchasing.
From makeup brands to skincare products, you would get to see if these items are even worth it and you wouldn't ever have to spend your own money to try the product yourself. Instead, you'd see whether or not it worked on the famous couple and let them do your own personal product review.
3 First To Know Hottest New Trends
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are known as one of the hottest A-list couples in the entertainment industry and part of how they have been able to stay current with the general public is because of the way they have set the trend, rather than follow it.
Both of them have been known to be the first to be up on the hottest new fashion trends and being their employee would give you a leg up amongst the general public.
You would know all of the newest trends firsthand and it would let you be the first of all of your friends to come out with trends that only Jay-Z and Beyoncé know. You could think of it as your own personal glimpse into the future as long as you know enough to keep your eyes peeled whenever you're at work.
2 Up Close And Personal
Anytime Jay-Z and Beyoncé step outside, there are people careening just to get a glimpse of them (regardless of how far away they might be). Whether they see them walking into their hotel or see them dining out at a restaurant, people blatantly gawk at them and they won't hesitate to run over to try and meet them.
From getting their autograph to trying to get them to take a selfie with them, just the opportunity to be close to them seems like a huge privilege for the general public.
Yet, this would be a regular activity if you had the privilege of being an employee of Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Not only could you boast having seen them but you would undoubtedly have some really great up close and personal moments with them.
1 Products We Could Never Afford
When employed by someone as rich and famous as Jay-Z and Beyoncé, it's important to note that the workplace environment is going to be a tad different than anywhere else. While you may not be able to actually afford the drinks that are within reach, you may be allowed a sip or two on occasion.
A great example is when waiters and waitresses are employed at five-star restaurants and then they are allowed a few libations after their shift.
This is often seen on Vanderpump Rules when the staff is allowed a few drinks on their days off or after their shift and the owner, Lisa Vanderpump, seems extremely friendly with her employees. The same is true for Jay-Z and Beyoncé since they have been known to have drinks with their employees that include cognac worth hundreds of dollars and Armand de Brignac Champagne that goes for $75,000 a bottle.