The newspaper Forbes just revealed their 2022 list of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women,” which is a rating of the country’s most prosperous female business owners, CEOs, entertainers, and more.
And Rihanna has become the youngest self-made female billionaire after hitting the $1.4 billion net worth mark.
According to Forbes, Rihanna is now the youngest “Self-Made Woman Billionaire” in America with a net worth of $1.4 billion–booting Kim Kardashian to second place. The list has the 34-year-old singer-actress-philanthropist-CEO at No. 21 overall, for the third year in a row. Profoundly, Rih Rih is now the only billionaire woman under 40 listed.
41-year-old Kim Kardashian is the next person to be mentioned on the Forbes list and is ranked 16th with a $1.8 billion fortune, largely due to her cosmetics and fragrance business, KKW Beauty, and her shapewear company, Skims.
In 2018, Kylie Jenner was named the youngest self-made billionaire, however, after rigorous recalculations, it was discovered that her net worth was actually closer to $600 million.
Rihanna has been able to genuinely secure her spot through years of hard work and ground-breaking endeavors, thanks to her Fenty makeup brand, Savage x Fenty lingerie line, Fenty Skin collection, acting roles, and of course, her music career as a singer.
Rihanna has been getting all the flowers she deserves, but she has also “planted seeds” in a number of neighborhoods. In addition to investing in real estate, Rih Rih has used some of her riches to start charities and campaigns promoting health and education. In 2012, she started the philanthropy fund Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) to “support and fund groundbreaking education and climate resilience initiatives.”
In a 2019 interview with the New York Times’ T Magazine, Rihanna discussed her philosophy on riches.
“My money is not for me; it’s always the thought that I can help someone else,” she said. “The world can really make you believe that the wrong things are priority, and it makes you really miss the core of life, what it means to be alive.”
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