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Rihanna is Officially a Billionaire and the Richest Female Musician in the World

Forbes reported that her net worth has shot above $1.7 billion, making her the 'richest female musician' in the world.

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Superstar singer and businesswoman Rihanna (whose real name is Robyn Fenty) has just been the latest woman inducted into the billionaire’s club, per Forbes on Wednesday.

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The outlet reported that her net worth has shot above $1.7 billion, making her the “richest female musician” in the world.

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The 33-year-old, who has had much commercial success over the course of her music career with endless collaborations and eight studio albums, is also the CEO and founder of cosmetics company Fenty Beauty, which launched in 2017.

Rihanna owns 50% of Fenty Beauty, with the other half being owned by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH. Bernard Arnault, who runs LVMH, infamously dethroned Jeff Bezos as the richest person in the world earlier this week.

Forbes estimates that a whopping $1.4 billion of her earnings come from the beauty brand, followed by her lingerie company, Savage x Fenty, which is worth a reported $270 million.

“She is creating a brand outside of herself. It’s not just about Rihanna,” Shannon Coyne, cofounder of consumer products consultancy Bluestock Advisors told Forbes. “Even if you don't like her music, she’s created a real style in the fashion and beauty space.”

Rihanna currently has around 103 million Instagram followers and 102.5 million followers on Twitter.

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Emily Rella

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Emily Rella is a news writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media, covering entertainment, pop culture, lifestyle, entrepreneuership and business. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native.