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Rihanna X Riches: Singer is wealthiest self-made female musician, says Forbes


Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images For FentyFollowing Forbes‘ news that JAY-Z has become hip-hop’s first billionaire, the publication has now named one of his signees the wealthiest self-made female musician.

Rihanna, who Jay signed to his record label in 2005, ranks #37 overall on Forbes‘ list of the country’s richest self-made women, but she’s the top musician, with an estimated net worth of $600 million.

Ironically, as Forbes notes, the 31-year-old star isn’t making most of her millions on tour — she hasn’t toured since 2016, in fact.  Instead, it’s her cosmetics line, Fenty Beauty, and her lingerie line, Savage, that are making her rich, as well as her music and occasional acting gigs in movies like Ocean’s 8.

Other musicians on the list include Madonna at #39, with a net worth of $570 million, Celine Dion at #46 with $450 million, Beyonce and Barbra Streisand, tied at #51 with $400 million each, and Taylor Swift at #60 with $360 million.

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