Beyoncé, Rihanna and Taylor Swift Are the Only Musicians on Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women of 2019 List
Rihanna, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift have been named among the 100 most powerful women in the world.
Forbes Magazine has released a list of the 100 most powerful women in the world, and among them were just 3 musicians, and two of them are black women.
Rihanna, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift are considered among the most powerful and influential women in 2019 - all three iconic singers.
Beyoncé joins husband Jay-Z in the singular distinction of both being celebrated by Forbes
RIHANNA AND BEYONCÉ ON FORBES LIST AGAIN
Singers Rihanna and Beyoncé are a rarity, in that they have been featured in not one, but two Forbes lists.
The two music icons are not just on the list of the Most Powerful Women, they are also 2 of the 6 black women among the 100 wealthiest self-made women in the world.
THE CARTER FAMILY ON FORBES
Beyoncé joins husband Jay-Z in the singular distinction of both being celebrated by Forbes, the rapper recently being revealed as the first billionaire hip-hop artist in history.
TAYLOR SWIFT - WOMAN OF THE DECADE
The Forbes nomination comes hot on the heels of another distinction for pop icon Taylor Swift: She was named Woman of the Decade by Billboard Magazine. But even though she is one of the highest-paid singers in the business she is worth "only" $360 million.
Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift top the list of highest-paid females in the music industry. 👏 pic.twitter.com/30jswBTVG1— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) September 1, 2019
RIHANNA IS WEALTHIEST FEMALE MUSICIAN
Topping Taylor by a wide margin is Rihanna who has accumulated a breathtaking $600 million fortune in part due to her Fenty fashion line - the singer is also the first black woman to run a haute couture house.
Rihanna's Fenty Beauty brand which she co-owns with the prestigious LVMH earned an estimated $570 million in revenue in just 15 months of business.
Forbes calculates that the company is worth $3 billion of which 15% belongs to the singer.
BEYONCÉ AND RIHANNA'S RELATIONSHIP
Rihanna and Beyoncé have a lot in common. The two dynamite singers/ songwriters are both icons to millions and top the charts with monotonous regularity.
They are also both extraordinarily beautiful, and so rumors started that they were also rivaling for fame and awards.
While Beyoncé has simply ignored the speculation, Rihanna has firmly denied that she and the "Lemonade" singer are anything but amicable.