At age 34, Rihanna has built herself as the youngest self-made female billionaire in the United States after amassing a net worth of $1.4 billion, according to Forbes’ 2022 list.
Rihanna’s impressive milestone comes more than three years after the coveted title was awarded to Kylie Jenner, whose present-day net worth is estimated to be $600 million.
According to Forbes, Rihanna—as co-owner of Fenty Beauty and holder of a 30 percent stake in her Savage x Fenty lingerie line—is also her native Barbados’ first billionaire, as well as the only woman under 40 from this year’s list of youngest self-made female billionaires in the U.S.
Her net worth may soon go up, too. The singer, who recently welcomed her first child with A$AP Rocky, has been teasing that she is working on a new.
“I’m looking at my next project completely differently from the way I had wanted to put it out before. I think this way suits me better, a lot better,” she told Vogue. “It’s authentic, it’ll be fun for me, and it takes a lot of the pressure off.”
Nonetheless, this is not to say that Kylie’s wealth is not as impressive. As Forbes notes, the 24-year-old Kardashians star is still the youngest member on its list of America’s richest self-made women, which also consists of Taylor Swift [$570 million] and Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd [$740 million]. The ranking marks Kylie’s fifth consecutive year on the list.
Kylie joined the list of youngest self-made female billionaires in 2019 after signing a distribution deal with beauty retailer Ulta for Kylie Cosmetics products, which were then only available online or at pop-up shops, to be sold at their locations.
I remember correctly, the time, Forbes reported that the strategic move helped edge Kylie Cosmetics’ estimated worth to “at least” $900 million, making its founder a billionaire.
Other celebrities on the list include Kim Kardashian ($1.8 billion), Madonna ($575 million), Taylor Swift ($570 million), Celine Dion ($470 million), Beyonce ($450 million), Reese Witherspoon ($430 million), Barbara Streisand ($425 million), Ellen DeGeneres ($380 million), Dolly Parton ($375 million), Serena Williams ($260 million), Kris Jenner ($230 million), and Sandra Bullock ($225 million).