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Rihanna and Taylor Swift make Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women list

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Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian are among the celebrities who made the Forbes America’s Richest Self-Made Women list this year.

Rihanna, 35, marked the most successful self-made woman in music on the list, taking the 20th spot with a net worth of $1.4 billion (£1.1 billion). Reality star Kim, 42, followed close behind Rihanna at number 21, with a net worth valued at $1.2 billion (£958 million).

Meanwhile, pop star Taylor, 33, was the second most successful musical artist on the list, ranking at number 34 with a net worth of $740 million (£591 million).

Forbes attributed Rihanna’s source of wealth to both her music revenue and cosmetics empire – Fenty Beauty – while Taylor’s music was listed as her sole source of wealth. Most of Kim’s wealth came from her stake in her shapewear company, SKIMS, according to Forbes.

Other musicians and film stars to secure a spot on the list included Madonna in 45th place with a net worth of $580 million (£463 million), Beyoncé in 48th place with $540 million (£431 million), and Reese Witherspoon coming in 59th place with $440 million (£351 million).

According to Forbes, Reese was the richest actress in the world this year, reportedly earning $20 million (£16 million) for starring in just 10 episodes of her hit series The Morning Show in addition to her producing projects.

Diane Hendricks, the 76-year-old co-founder of American roofing supply company ABC Supply, took the first spot in the list with a net worth of $15 billion (£12 billion).

– Cover Media