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Rihanna beats Taylor Swift on Forbes America’s Richest Self-Made Women list

Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and Reese Witherspoon have made Forbes’ America’s Richest Self-Made Women list, a compilation of the most successful female entrepreneurs, executives, and entertainers in the United States. Rihanna, 35, is the most successful self-made woman in music on the list, beating Taylor to land at the 20th spot with a net worth of $1.4 billion.

Swift, 33, the second most-successful musical artist on the list, ranks at number 34 with a net worth of $740 million. While Rihanna has surpassed Taylor, Forbes attributes the source of her wealth to two different streams of income – her music and cosmetics empire, Fenty Beauty. Taylor’s music is listed as her source of wealth.

The uber-successful Pon de Replay singer co-owns Fenty Beauty with the French luxury retailer LVMH. Last year, Fenty Beauty’s revenue doubled. She also has a 30% stake in Savage x Fenty lingerie line, and in 2021 the company was valued at $1 billion. Reality star turned businesswoman Kim, 42, follows close behind Rihanna at number 21, with a net worth valued at $1.2 billion.

Taylor Swift

The social media sensation derives her income from her shapewear company SKIMS and skincare line. Most of her wealth is derived from her stake in her shapewear company. As for Reese, the multi-hyphenate entertainer comes in at #59 with a net worth of $440 million.

According to Forbes, she is the richest actress in the world, and she reportedly earned $20 million for starring in just 10 episodes of her hit series The Morning Show. Madonna, 64, landed at #45 with $580 million while Beyonce, 41, came in at #48 with $540 million.

Beyonce, who has branched out into fashion with her Ivy Park line, derives most of her wealth from her career as both a solo singer and time with Destiny’s Child. Even Kim’s younger sister Kylie Jenner, 25, made the list. She ranks at #38 with a net worth valued at $680 million.

Source: People

In other news – Photos: A look into Anele Mdoda’s mini vacation in Dubai

Mzansi radio and TV presenter Anele Mdoda flew out to the United Emirates on vacation and decided to show off some of the cool pictures taken in the beautiful Dubai dessert online which left her Instagram followers envious.

Anele Mdoda

During an Instagram Live video recently, the 947 radio presenter shared that she had never been to Dubai on vacation. She explained that she had always popped in just for a day or two for work purposes. Learn more