Why Beyonce & Jay Z Have a Mortgage

Written By:
Haley Sacks
(aka Mrs. Dow Jones)

We're unraveling the mystery of why power couples like Beyoncé and Jay-Z choose mortgages over all-cash payments for mega-mansions. Buckle up; we're diving into the world of good debt.

The Myth of Debt

Debt – a word that often invokes fear and financial caution. But what if I told you there's a way to use debt strategically to boost your wealth? Let's explore why even the rich and famous, like Queen Bey and Hov, leverage debt for financial gain.

Understanding Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

When most people think of debt, they picture liabilities – things that immediately lose value after purchase. Good debt, on the other hand, involves borrowing money to acquire assets that generate a return greater than the interest paid. Enter Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's $52.8M Mortgage Strategy

So, the power duo buys an $88 million mansion and opts for a $52.8 million mortgage from Goldman Sachs at 3.15%. Could they have paid in full? Absolutely. But here's the genius move – by borrowing, they free up $52.8 million to invest elsewhere.

The Numbers Game

They pay approximately $29 million in interest over 30 years, bringing the total loan cost to $81,684,404. But, and it's a big but, that $52.8 million is now unleashed to work its magic in the investment world. If invested in the S&P 500 at an 8% annual return compounded over 30 years, it grows to an impressive $531,308,283.74.

Turning the Tables: How You Can Use Good Debt

Most of us aren't mansion-hunting, but chances are we have student loans. If the interest rate is 7% or lower, consider the power move – pay the minimum and redirect extra funds into investments with a 7% or higher return. In essence, you're applying the same strategy as the Carters.

Debt, when used wisely, becomes a tool for wealth-building. It's not about being debt-free; it's about using good debt to propel yourself toward financial success. Want to learn more about this game? Download my free Debt Payoff Planner and start playing smart.