Rihanna Was Named a National Hero
The Barbadian singer came in at No. 68, and her highlights focus on her billionaire status, which is mostly due to her highly successful cosmetics line Fenty Beauty. Riri’s company, which she co-owns in partnership with luxury retailer LVMH, generated more than $550 million in revenue in 2020. At the time of the ranking, Rihanna’s net worth was estimated at a staggering $1.7 billion. Her place in Forbes’ list comes on the heels of her nomination as a National Hero in her native Barbados.
Beyonce’s Tour Was an Immense Success
Queen B was ranked No. 76. The business magazine applauded her 2018 On The Run II tour, which managed to rake roughly $5 million per night. In total, the tour generated more than $250 million in revenue. In addition, Beyonce recently launched her fifth collaboration with German sports manufacturer Adidas, a limited collection dubbed “Halls of Ivy.”
Swift Ended The Years With a Bang
At No. 78, Forbes ranked singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The 32-year-old American artist has appeared on the magazine’s list on several occasions since she stepped under the limelight. In November, she released a re-recording of her fourth album “Red.” Her 10-minute version of “All Too Well” reached the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 U.S. chart, becoming the longest song to attain that position. Her re-recording was also nominated for a GRAMMY in the Album of the Year category.
Unsurprisingly, Oprah Winfrey was the highest-ranked woman on the list at No. 23. Other notable women to have made Forbes’ ranking are Shari Redstone, Dana Walden, Reese Witherspoon, Serena Williams, Ann Sarnoff, etc.