Just when you think Jay Z and Beyonce have got it all, "big ends, condos, collecting cars," they are off looking at a new beach home in Hawaii or a swanky penthouse in New York. Since 2002, the couple has splurged on properties of all sizes, from a 190-square-foot cabana in Miami to a 65,000-square-foot mansion in East Hampton. As they pad-hop from Pacific paradises to big city lofts, Beyonce and Jay Z add more living space to their lavish lives, crossing homes that once housed Cher, Ricky Martin, Michael Jackson, and Madonna.
It's hard to keep up with Jay Z and Beyonce's property interests when they are fluttering between beachfront nirvana and Columbus Circle. To make things easier, we've chronicled A Short History of Jay Z and Beyonce's Lavish Real Estate Life.
Jay Z's Stash Spot at 560 State Street
Square footage: 1,045 square feet
When Jay Z dropped "Empire State of Mind" in 2009, he revealed the location of his old "stash spot" during his days as a hustler:
I used to cop in Harlem, all of my Dominicanos
Right there up on Broadway, pull me back to that McDonald's
Took it to my stash spot, 560 State Street
Catch me in the kitchen like a Simmons with them pastries.