Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor

According to Forbes, Rihanna has amassed a staggering estimated fortune of $600m (£471m), with the most of that figure coming from her successful Fenty Beauty range. The make-up brand recorded sales revenues of $570m in 2018 alone.

The Barbadian star has eight albums, a groundbreaking beauty company and inclusive lingerie collection all in her resumé.

Rihanna is known for her incredible work ethic and business savvyness. It’s no surprise that she just topped Forbes’ annual rich list as the richest female musician in the world.

According to Forbes’ roundup of the wealthiest women in the music industry,

Rihanna’s fortune means that she overtakes the likes of Madonna ($570m), Céline Dion ($450m) Beyoncé ($400) and Taylor Swift ($360m), though she’s been in the industry for 15 years, making the top spot at the age of 31 is seriously impressive.

Her brand new fashion collaboration with LVMH makes her the first black woman to lead a luxury fashion house.

The singer has hired “a state-of-the-art studio on Osea island,” to work on recording her ninth studio album titled ‘R9’, complete with a gym, cinema, and pool”

The ‘Work, Work Work’ crooner has proved true to her ‘hit song’ by working relentless for 15 years in the music industry to rise to the top. Her zeal and journey would surely serve as motivation for other upcoming female musicians.