Forbes: Richest Black Female Musicians in the World 2021

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Richest Black Female Musicians in the World 2021 - ForbesOn August 5, 2021, Forbes released a list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. While the list included 100 women, there were seven female musicians in the top 100. But who are the richest black female musician in the world?

1. Rihanna – $1.7 billion

Age: 33
Source of wealth: Music, Cosmetics, Fashion

Richest Black Female Musicians in the World 2021 - Forbes

Rihanna whose worth $1.7 billion is the wealthiest female musician in the world and second only to Oprah Winfrey as the richest female entertainer.

The bulk of her fortune (an estimated $1.4 billion) comes from the value of Fenty Beauty, of which she owns 50%, her stake in her lingerie company, Savage x Fenty, worth an estimated $270 million, and her earnings from her career as a chart-topping musician and actress.

Robyn Rihanna Fenty, popularly known as Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer. She came to the limelight in 2005 after releasing the single Pon de Replay. Her years in music have made her a pop icon and an influential recording artist. In 2006, she became an actor. In 2010, Rihanna ventured into business and launched her first fragrance line, Reb’l Fleur.

She is currently the wealthiest female musician in the world with a $600 million fortune.

The amount comes from her earnings in the music industry over the years, endorsements, acting career, and her cosmetics company Fenty Beauty.

Rihanna’s title as wealthiest female musician beats out singers like Madonna, with an estimated $570 million fortune; Céline Dion, with an estimated $450 million, and Beyoncé, with an estimated $400 million.

2. Beyonce Knowles – $440 Million

Age: 39
Source of wealth: Music, Business

Richest Black Female Musicians in the World 2021 - Forbes

Beyonce Knowles Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She first came to fame in the 1990s when she was part of the Destiny’s Child. In 2003, she released her solo album Dangerously in Love which made her famous worldwide. Since then, Beyonce has produced 64 singles and six studio albums. She has sold over 30 million albums to date.

She’s the fourth Richest Female Musician in the world.

From 2008 to 2018, Beyonce has consistently been on the list of Forbes’ highest-paid women in music. She appeared in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2018. As of June 6, 2019, her net worth is $400 million. The money comes from album sales, business interests, and touring. In 2014 during her On The Run II tour with her husband Jay-Z, the duo pulled more than $250 million. Jay-Z is now the first ever billionaire rapper.

And These are the Richest Female Musicians in the World 2021 – Forbes

1. Rihanna – $1.7 billion

Age: 33
Source of wealth: Music
Career: Music
Richest Black Female Musicians in the World 2021 - Forbes

Rihanna who is worth $1.7 billion is the wealthiest female musician in the world and second only to Oprah Winfrey as the richest female entertainer.

The bulk of her fortune (an estimated $1.4 billion) comes from the value of Fenty Beauty, of which she owns 50%, her stake in her lingerie company, Savage x Fenty, worth an estimated $270 million, and her earnings from her career as a chart-topping musician and actress.

Robyn Rihanna Fenty, popularly known as Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer. She came to the limelight in 2005 after releasing the single Pon de Replay. Her years in music have made her a pop icon and an influential recording artist. In 2006, she became an actor. In 2010, Rihanna ventured into business and launched her first fragrance line, Reb’l Fleur.

She is currently the wealthiest female musician in the world with a $600 million fortune.

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The amount comes from her earnings in the music industry over the years, endorsements, acting career, and her cosmetics company Fenty Beauty.

Rihanna’s title as wealthiest female musician beats out singers like Madonna, with an estimated $570 million fortune; Céline Dion, with an estimated $450 million, and Beyoncé, with an estimated $400 million.

2. Madonna – $550 Million

Age: 62
Source of wealth: Music

Richest Black Female Musicians in the World 2021 - Forbes

One of the top pop divas of all time, Madonna has grossed an estimated $1.2 billion on the road in her career.
She is currently the third richest female musician in the world.

3. Taylor Swift – $550 Million

Age: 31
Source of wealth: Music

Richest Black Female Musicians in the World 2021 - Forbes

With sales of over 200 million records worldwide, Taylor Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Her accolades include 11 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, two Brit Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards and many more. She is currently the third richest female musician of all time.

4. Celine Dion – $460 Million

Age: 53
Source of wealth: Music

The Canadian megastar has earned the bulk of her overall fortune from Las Vegas residencies.
Celine Dion has sold more than 220 million albums worldwide.
Her Courage World Tour debuted in Québec City in September 2019 and sold out all 52 of its North American dates.

5. Beyonce – $440 Million

Age: 39
Source of wealth: Music

Richest Black Female Musicians in the World 2021 - Forbes

Beyonce Knowles Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She first came to fame in the 1990s when she was part of the Destiny’s Child. In 2003, she released her solo album Dangerously in Love which made her famous worldwide. Since then, Beyonce has produced 64 singles and six studio albums. She has sold over 30 million albums to date.

She’s the fifth Richest Female Musician in the world.

From 2008 to 2018, Beyonce has consistently been on the list of Forbes’ highest-paid women in music. She appeared in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2018. As of June 6, 2019, her net worth is $400 million. The money comes from album sales, business interests, and touring. In 2014 during her On The Run II tour with her husband Jay-Z, the duo pulled more than $250 million. Jay-Z is now the first ever billionaire rapper.

6. Barbra Streisand – $415 Million

Age: 79
Source of wealth: Music

Richest Black Female Musicians in the World 2021 - Forbes
In her many decades as an actor and singer, Barbra Streisand has been honoured with Grammy, Emmy, Oscar and Tony awards.
Streisand is the only act in history to have a No. 1 album in six consecutive decades.
Her concerts have grossed hundreds of millions.
Sources believe her Malibu compound, reportedly purchased for under $20 million, could be worth approximately $80 million.
Barbra is the 6th wealthiest female musician in the world.

7. Dolly Parton – $350 Million

Age: 75
Source of wealth: Music

Richest Black Female Musicians in the World 2021 - Forbes

Known best for her songwriting and country hits, the bulk of Dolly Parton’s fortune comes from her stake in the theme park Dollywood.
Parton invested in the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee theme park in 1986 and changed the name to Dollywood, eventually opening a hotel and water park too.
She also owns her catalog of more than 3,000 songs, including “I Will Always Love You” and “9 to 5,” which is valued at about $150 million.
Her music has earned her 11 Grammy Awards and 50 nominations, as well as 13 Country Music She She is currently the 7 richest female musician in the world.

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