Rihanna Is the World’s Richest Female Musician

At just 31 years old, Barbadian superstar Rihanna is officially the richest female musician in the world.

That’s according to Forbes, which estimates the singer’s massive war-chest at around 600 million US dollars, putting RiRi ahead of  fellow music superstars such as Madonna, worth 570 million dollars Celine Dion 450 million and Beyoncé 400 million.

On the heels of the news that her early mentor Jay-Z has just become the first rap billionaire, the snapshot of Rihanna’s rise to riches focuses not on her music sales or concert proceeds, but rather her move into fashion and her partnership with French luxury goods giant Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.

Their collaboration on Fenty Beauty — which launched in September 2017 at LVMH-owned Sephora — was an out-of-the-box success, with the brand racking up a reported 100 million dollars in sales in just its first few weeks.