Rihanna stands out as the youngest self-made billionaire


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Rihanna has not only had an illustrious and successful career as a pop star, but has also built a remarkable empire in the world of fashion and cosmetics. thanks to all those business initiatives that it has developed under the umbrella of its Fenty brand.

The Barbadian diva has entered this year in the list of billionaires prepared by Forbes magazine, consecrating herself as the richest musical artist in the world. She also ranks 21st for the wealthiest self-made women residing in the United States: It is the youngest member of this select club, with only 34 years.

The interpreter of ‘Diamonds’ has amassed a fortune estimated at 1,400 million dollars, which is largely explained by the great reception that her Fenty Beauty line has had among the publicfounded in 2017. Its products invoiced more than 550 million dollars in the year 2020.

Kim Kardashian, who in 2021 was named by Forbes as the youngest billionaire for her 1,000 million dollars, also operates in the industry that has raised Rihanna: fashion and beauty. This year she ranks higher on the list, ranking 16th richest women in the world. Nevertheless, ranks below the singer in the classification that only considers ‘self-made’ businesswomen, a category that excludes any type of inherited wealth. Kim’s younger half-sister, Kylie Jenner, was the youngest woman to make the list with a fortune of $600 million.

Other women who stand out are Lucy Guo, the co-founder of Scale AI, who has 40 million dollars at the age of 27; Whitney Wolfe Herd, the 32-year-old founder of Bumble, who has a fortune of 40 million and; singer Taylor Swift, 32, who owns 570 million dollars. Bio-Rad founder Alice Schwartz who founded the company in 1952, is the oldest person on the list, at 95 years old. It is estimated that he has a bank account with 2,300 million dollars. Other notable names on the list include media mogul Oprah Winfrey, in 10th place, Reese Witherspoon, and Serena Williams.

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