Ketanji Brown Jackson Receives Nearly $4,000 In Beyoncé Concert Tickets, Financial Records Reveal

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, disclosed receiving four concert tickets worth $3,711.84 from Beyoncé for the 2023 calendar year, according to recent financial records. The revelation comes as part of the annual financial disclosure reports released for each of the Supreme Court justices, with the exception of Justice Samuel Alito, who received a 90-day extension.

In addition to the Beyoncé tickets, Jackson reported receiving artwork for her chambers from Lonnie Holley and “Dr. Kathi Earles-Ross and HU Scholars.” The Supreme Court justice also earned a substantial $893,750 from Penguin Random House, which appears to be an advance for her upcoming memoir, placing her among the justices who raked in significant book royalties.

This is not the first time Jackson’s financial disclosures have garnered attention. In her report from last year, she disclosed receiving a $1,200 flower display from Oprah and more than $6,500 in designer clothing for a magazine photo shoot.

Other notable disclosures from the Supreme Court justices include Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s $340,000 in book royalties from the Javelin Group LLC and Regnery Publishing, as well as Justice Clarence Thomas’ receipt of two photo albums from Terrence and Barbara Giroux. Terry Giroux currently serves as the executive director for the non-profit educational organization Horatio Alger Association, of which Thomas is a member.

A report from the watchdog group Fix The Court found that, in total, the Supreme Court justices had received at least 344 gifts worth $3 million between January 2004 and December 2023, with Thomas receiving the largest portion, totaling more than $4,000,000, mostly from Republican donor and real estate billionaire Harlan Crow.