Rihanna is officially the world’s richest female musician

All hail badgalriri.

June 05, 2019
Rihanna is officially the world’s richest female musician Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

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Ever wonder why Rihanna hasn’t put an album out in over three years? Here’s why: she’s the richest damn female musician in the world. She just doesn’t have to. According to a new Forbes profile, @badgalriri is worth $600 million — $30 million more than Madonna, $150 million more than Celine Dion, and $200 million more than Beyoncé.

How has Rihanna become so loaded? You can chalk that up to her business acumen: her collaborations with Puma and Savage, along with her wildly successful makeup line Fenty Beauty, have brought in a lot of cash. Fenty Beauty is supposedly worth $3 billion, and Fenty — Rihanna’s new luxury clothing line founded as part of the Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton group, surely adds a few stacks to the already gargantuan pile. All hail!

Rihanna is officially the world’s richest female musician