Rihanna is officially the youngest billionaire in the US.


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Forbes released its 2022 list of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women” and Rihanna34 years old, She is the youngest on the entire list to have a net worth of more than $1.4 billion.

The Barbados-born singer, who just became the mother of her first child, is ranked 21st. Multiple entrepreneurial endeavors catapulted her to the top, amassing wealth with her beauty, skincare and lingerie brands: ‘Fenty Beauty ‘, ‘Fenty Skin’ and ‘Savage X Fenty’.

“Self-made” means she didn’t have the privilege of coming from a wealthy family or growing up among Hollywood celebrities or New York’s elite class.

Her impressive milestone comes three years after the outlet bestowed the much-coveted title on Kylie Jenner, who is estimated to have a current net worth of $600 million ranking 41st. Her sister Kim Kardashian, 41, ranks 16th. from the list, with a net worth of $1.8 billion.

Fenty’s success may help explain why Rihanna’s music career has slowed down a bit in recent years, with her latest album, “Anti,” coming out almost 6 years ago.

In August 2021, Forbes announced that Rihanna had officially become the richest female artist in the world, second only to Oprah Winfrey as the richest female artist. The publication estimated that the singer’s value had risen to an impressive number largely thanks to her adventures in beauty and fashion.

Other women under 35 include Lucy Guo, 27, co-founder of artificial intelligence firm Scale AI ($440 million), Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, 32, ($740 million), and Taylor Swift, of 32 years ($570 million).

The oldest person on the list is Alice Schwartz, 95, who founded Bio-Rad in 1952 and is now worth $2.3 billion.

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