With two new Carter babies on the scene — Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s newborn twins, Rumi and Sir — it would be easy for eldest daughter Blue Ivy Carter to be overshadowed. But don’t sleep on this little gal!
Blue is growing up fast, showing more and more personality each time we see her — from her musical talents to her already impressive fashion sense. We’d expect nothing less from the child of the 36-year-old pop icon and 47-year-old hip hop mogul.
If she’s anything like her mama — and she sure looks like her! — Blue is destined for great things. Here’s everything you need to know about her now.
How old is she now?
Sean Carter (JAY-Z’s real name) and Beyoncé Knowles welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy Carter, on Jan. 7, 2012. The now-five-year-old is a Capricorn, a zodiac sign known for being ambitious, conservative, determined, practical, and helpful.
What does her name mean?
JAY-Z has made his love for the color blue known in songs like “Go Crazy” and his three Blueprint albums. The middle name “Ivy” is said to be in reference to the Roman numeral “IV,” as four is an important number for the couple. Bey’s birthday is on Sept. 4, Jay’s is on Dec. 4, and they were married on April 4, 2008. They’ve also named albums after the number: Beyoncé’s 4 and the rapper’s latest 4:44.
Does she look more like Beyoncé or JAY-Z?
She’s still young, but Blue already looks a lot like her mom and dad. That said, a glance at this photo of Bey around Blue’s age, as shared by grandma Tina Lawson, proves she’s mostly her mother’s mini-me.
Where does she go to school?
The kindergartener attends the LA-area school, Center For Early Education, which costs about $19,000 a year. The school brands itself as "a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, [that] strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, lifelong learners.”
Does she have her parents’ musical talent?
If you haven’t listened to Blue’s freestyle rap on dad JAY-Z’s song "Boom Shaka Laka” — from the recent 4:44 album — you’re missing out. This girl has chops!
What about her mom’s dancing skills?
A clip from the elementary schooler’s dance recital last June showed her totally nailing the choreography to Earth, Wind, and Fire’s “September.” She’s clearly picked up some rhythm from watching her mom in concert.
How much is she worth?
For Blue Ivy’s name and likeness alone, Bryn Sanders, vice president of influencer marketing platform Julius, says she could be earning $6 million a year. That said, the Carters have yet to cut any deals for their daughter, though that could change as she gets older. She also stands to inherit — alongside her two siblings — her parents’ massive fortune, which stands at a combined $1.16 billion, according to Forbes.