Rihanna Is Officially the World’s Richest Female Musician
It’s no secret that Rihanna wears many hats. On top of being a singer, actress, beauty mogul, and most recently, a fashion designer, the 31-year-old Rihanna can now say that she is officially the world’s highest paid female in the music industry.
In Forbes’ annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women for 2019, Rihanna topped the list as the highest paid woman in the music industry, estimating her worth to be $600 million.
The publication stated that good portion of Rihanna’s wealth was acquired through her lucrative partnership with luxury good company, LVMH, with whom she launched her Fenty Beauty cosmetics line in 2017. Since Fenty Beauty’s inception, Forbes reported that the cosmetics line has earned Rihanna $570 million in just 15 months of business.
Madonna came second behind Rihanna, who was reported to be worth $570 million, while Celine Dion ($450 million), Beyoncé ($400 million), and Taylor Swift ($360 million) round out the top five richest women in music.