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Rihanna - The Wealthiest Female Musician In The World

https://www.forbes.com/si...db78e813de

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“Work, work, work, work, work, work.”

That’s the opening line of Rihanna’s 2016 dance hall anthem titled, appropriately, Work. It could also serve as her personal motto.

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Famous first as a singer, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, age 31, has since evolved into a style icon and makeup entrepreneur—and soon she’ll be the first black woman in charge of a major luxury fashion house. All those efforts add up to a $600 million fortune, making her the wealthiest female musician in the world, ahead of the likes of Madonna ($570 million), Céline Dion ($450 million) and Beyoncé ($400 million)."

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Most of that comes not from music but from her partnership with LVMH, the French luxury goods giant run by billionaire Bernard Arnault. Rihanna (pronounced "Ri-ann-ah," not "Ri-ah-nah," as she recently clarified) and LVMH co-own the makeup brand Fenty Beauty. It launched in September 2017 at Sephora, another LVMH brand, and online at FentyBeauty.com, quickly becoming a viral success. Fenty Beauty racked up a reported $100 million in sales in its first few weeks, propelled by Rihanna’s fame and 71 million Instagram followers.

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Reply #1 posted 06/05/19 9:53am

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She's isn't the weathliest female musician making her money only by making by music.

According to these lists, if Bill gates would record a song he would be the richtest musician on the planet.

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Reply #2 posted 06/05/19 10:37am

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nextedition said:

She's isn't the weathliest female musician making her money only by making by music.


According to these lists, if Bill gates would record a song he would be the richtest musician on the planet.



Did Bill Gates get a sex reassignment!
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Reply #3 posted 06/05/19 11:35am

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getxxxx said:

nextedition said:

She's isn't the weathliest female musician making her money only by making by music.


According to these lists, if Bill gates would record a song he would be the richtest musician on the planet.



Did Bill Gates get a sex reassignment!

Mmmh i don't know, but i said musician, not female musician. Would you like me to say Oprah Winfrey instead of Bill Gates?
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Reply #4 posted 06/06/19 2:24am

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Forbes must really be desperate for eyeballs. Aside from the fact that they are notorious for getting it wrong. Their wikipedia page shows their circulation figures from 2013 (a sure sign it's down the toilet today).

I hope the poor propagandists get those eyeballs.
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Reply #5 posted 06/06/19 7:16am

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Who hasn't released a note since, what, 2016? That's the problem with these headlines. She keeps hyping up FENTY which has a cool logo and I think it is make-up. But we're like UGH drop an album already.

Same with the "Jay-Z is a billionaire" news from this week.

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Reply #6 posted 06/06/19 9:04am

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Why do people buy everything the media sells them as truth? Just because they say so, doesn't mean it's true you know, but of course they know how gullible the public is, and that most will buy whatever they sell them! People need to wise up and wake up to their tactics, it's long over due! SMH

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Reply #7 posted 06/06/19 10:12am

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Cinny said:

Who hasn't released a note since, what, 2016? That's the problem with these headlines. She keeps hyping up FENTY which has a cool logo and I think it is make-up. But we're like UGH drop an album already.

Same with the "Jay-Z is a billionaire" news from this week.

the hate is REAL up in here....

FENTY is more than make up... she has shoes, lingerie and also for the forthcoming clothing line. She is doing the damn thing...

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Reply #8 posted 06/06/19 3:42pm

uPtoWnNY

Musician????? lol lol lol lol

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Reply #9 posted 06/06/19 4:21pm

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& sex with her's so amazing (or so she says) biggrin. Thanks the pronounciation clarification, needed that lol.

God bless 'em, God bless 'em, God bless 'em 🙏.
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Reply #10 posted 06/06/19 8:27pm

babynoz

When did Rih become a musician? lol

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #11 posted 06/07/19 9:38am

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these lists need to actually LOOK at the term making money from "Music", quoting Diddy from years ago, he said "If i only did music I wouldnt make any money". These artists all have their hands in millions of endeavors, Jay Z has Tidal which profits off artists as we know, though it may be paying them more than apple and spotify, its still benefiting from the artists and then countless other endoresements and clubs and properties he owns, so if we broke down what are you making off your actual album sales, i doubt the names would be the same at all.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #12 posted 06/08/19 3:50pm

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lastdecember said:

so if we broke down what are you making off your actual album sales, i doubt the names would be the same at all.

Few acts today make a lot of money from album sales, maybe Adele and a few others. They don't get much from streaming. I'd guess Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr make more money from Beatles related things than for their new records. Paul also still has Linda McCartney's frozen foods. Rolling Stones make money from touring & merchandise.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #13 posted 06/08/19 5:24pm

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Musician?! Barely even a singer. Lucky girl.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #14 posted 06/09/19 11:04am

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MickyDolenz said:



lastdecember said:


so if we broke down what are you making off your actual album sales, i doubt the names would be the same at all.



Few acts today make a lot of money from album sales, maybe Adele and a few others. They don't get much from streaming. I'd guess Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr make more money from Beatles related things than for their new records. Paul also still has Linda McCartney's frozen foods. Rolling Stones make money from touring & merchandise.



Adele does a record every 5-8 years and though sells a lot though the last was a huge drop as expected and she barely tours and with streaming being the way music is consumed the reality is a singer with 5million streams of a song makes basically what a person making minimum wage would get a month, so pretty much around 1500-2000 dollars for that 5 million streams of a song. The artists making money now on solely music are the ones that sell it themselves have no labels and can also play shows. Rihanna and others with tons of endorsements are not musicians to be, they are media stars who dabble in music every now and then. If Rihanna and others had to just sell her own music be charged with making it too, booking gigs, herself she would have been done ages ago.

"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #15 posted 06/10/19 11:20am

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She's got an impressive chart history, IIRC.

But as many have pointed out here, the wealthiest musicians are brands moreso than acts. Like superstar athletes, they make more money off of endorsements and outside ventures than their "profession."

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Reply #16 posted 06/10/19 12:43pm

Cinny

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getxxxx said:

Cinny said:

Who hasn't released a note since, what, 2016? That's the problem with these headlines. She keeps hyping up FENTY which has a cool logo and I think it is make-up. But we're like UGH drop an album already.

Same with the "Jay-Z is a billionaire" news from this week.

the hate is REAL up in here....

FENTY is more than make up... she has shoes, lingerie and also for the forthcoming clothing line. She is doing the damn thing...


"Hate" is a bit strong. I just don't have any interest in lingerie, heels, make-up.

But as long as I am a hater, I would say this venture has nothing to do with musicianship, so mightas well catagorize her occupation as model/CEO.

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Reply #17 posted 06/10/19 4:06pm

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Cinny said:

"Hate" is a bit strong. I just don't have any interest in lingerie, heels, make-up.


But as long as I am a hater, I would say this venture has nothing to do with musicianship, so mightas well catagorize her occupation as model/CEO.

What's the difference in Rihanna having a makeup line and classic rock acts like KISS & The Beatles selling all kinds of things including a KISS Kasket or a Cirque du Soleil show? Many acts sell posters, t-shirts, stickers, and tour books, which are not directly about their music. There's singers & bands making commercials for soda/beer/fast food restaurants, acting (Elvis Presley, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, Fresh Prince, Dolly Parton, Gladys Knight, Dean Martin, Ice Cube, etc), video games (Journey Escape, Moonwalker, Aerosmith Revolution X), or Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson buying song publishing. Others had Broadway plays based on their music like Cher, Green Day, Four Seasons, Motown, etc. James Brown owned radio stations and some have food products like Smokey Robinson, Marky Mark/Donnie Walhberg, & Patti Labelle. There's stories of Solomon Burke selling hotdogs & popcorn when he performed at the Apollo Theater back in the 1960s.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #18 posted 06/10/19 5:02pm

SoulAlive

These days,artists need to have a side hustle.Record sales have been declining for years.They gotta turn themselves into a “brand” to make big money in this business.Good for Rihanna for realizing this.
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Reply #19 posted 06/10/19 5:35pm

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Don't know about Fenty but I liked her last album...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #20 posted 06/13/19 3:12pm

uPtoWnNY

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Musician?! Barely even a singer. Lucky girl.

Exactly

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Reply #21 posted 06/17/19 12:53pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Cinny said:

"Hate" is a bit strong. I just don't have any interest in lingerie, heels, make-up.


But as long as I am a hater, I would say this venture has nothing to do with musicianship, so mightas well catagorize her occupation as model/CEO.

What's the difference in Rihanna having a makeup line and classic rock acts like KISS & The Beatles selling all kinds of things including a KISS Kasket or a Cirque du Soleil show? Many acts sell posters, t-shirts, stickers, and tour books, which are not directly about their music. There's singers & bands making commercials for soda/beer/fast food restaurants, acting (Elvis Presley, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, Fresh Prince, Dolly Parton, Gladys Knight, Dean Martin, Ice Cube, etc), video games (Journey Escape, Moonwalker, Aerosmith Revolution X), or Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson buying song publishing. Others had Broadway plays based on their music like Cher, Green Day, Four Seasons, Motown, etc. James Brown owned radio stations and some have food products like Smokey Robinson, Marky Mark/Donnie Walhberg, & Patti Labelle. There's stories of Solomon Burke selling hotdogs & popcorn when he performed at the Apollo Theater back in the 1960s.


We used to make fun of all that shit too.

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Reply #22 posted 06/18/19 5:55am

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I LOVED Rihanna in Donald Glover's 'Guava Island'. The camera loves her! She should retire from putting out records when her contract is up & pursue acting. She already owns her master recordings.


"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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Reply #23 posted 06/18/19 11:54am

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uPtoWnNY said:

Marrk said:

Musician?! Barely even a singer. Lucky girl.

Exactly


Can you knock her hustle?

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Reply #24 posted 06/18/19 4:05pm

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Cinny said:

We used to make fun of all that shit too.

You didn't call the New Kids On The Block & MC Hammer 1-800 numbers with a message especially for you and watch the Jackson 5 cartoon or the House Party movies? lol If the Fresh Prince had only stuck to music, he wouldn't be in Aladdin today. He & Jazzy Jeff would probably be on a I Love The 90s tour with Vanilla Ice & Color Me Badd. I heard recently that the most known rap song in history is the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Aire theme song. Because the show has been braodcast in many countries all over the world.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #25 posted 06/18/19 4:16pm

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"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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Reply #26 posted 06/19/19 10:10am

Cinny

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MickyDolenz said:

Cinny said:

We used to make fun of all that shit too.

You didn't call the New Kids On The Block & MC Hammer 1-800 numbers with a message especially for you and watch the Jackson 5 cartoon or the House Party movies? lol If the Fresh Prince had only stuck to music, he wouldn't be in Aladdin today. He & Jazzy Jeff would probably be on a I Love The 90s tour with Vanilla Ice & Color Me Badd. I heard recently that the most known rap song in history is the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Aire theme song. Because the show has been braodcast in many countries all over the world.

lol even J.J. Fad had a 1-900 number!

Ya got me on Fresh Prince biggrin

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Reply #27 posted 06/19/19 11:38am

namepeace

MickyDolenz said:

Cinny said:

We used to make fun of all that shit too.

You didn't call the New Kids On The Block & MC Hammer 1-800 numbers with a message especially for you and watch the Jackson 5 cartoon or the House Party movies? lol If the Fresh Prince had only stuck to music, he wouldn't be in Aladdin today. He & Jazzy Jeff would probably be on a I Love The 90s tour with Vanilla Ice & Color Me Badd. I heard recently that the most known rap song in history is the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Aire theme song. Because the show has been braodcast in many countries all over the world.


I used to turn my nose up at acts who "sold out."

I no longer knock the hustle of any act who maximizes their earning potential using their "music" as a platform. Even if I don't listen to or like their music. Life is short, and successful careers in the music industry are even shorter.


Heck, even legit artists get in on the act. O'Shea Jackson is making movies and Lonnie Lynn, Jr. is hustling software.

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Reply #28 posted 06/19/19 12:09pm

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namepeace said:

I used to turn my nose up at acts who "sold out."

I no longer knock the hustle of any act who maximizes their earning potential using their "music" as a platform. Even if I don't listen to or like their music. Life is short, and successful careers in the music industry are even shorter.


Heck, even legit artists get in on the act. O'Shea Jackson is making movies and Lonnie Lynn, Jr. is hustling software.

Ice Cube also has a 3 on 3 basketball league for retired NBA players. DJ Jazzy Jeff said in an interview that he got the money to start his record label and building a recording studio from acting on Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. So without Will going into acting in a sitcom, Jill Scott might not have been a thing. I think his studio also had something to do with producing Butterflies by Michael Jackson. Quincy Jones was behind the Fresh Prince show, and Quincy started in an era when entertainers did multiple things. Frank Sinatra & Herb Alpert started the successful record labels Reprise and A&M. Those are probably the only artist run labels that lasted a long time and had acts who sold lots of records. Sammy Davis Jr. acted, danced, sang and played instruments. Louis Armstrong was in a Betty Boop cartoon. Hazel Scott & Nat King Cole had TV shows. They didn't last that long because they had problems getting sponsors and getting TV stations in the south to broadcast the programs. Most of those older recording artists died broke because they had bad contracts and/or managers who ripped them off. A bad contract with their label is how The Beatles lost their publishing that Michael Jackson was later able to buy.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #29 posted 06/20/19 2:15pm

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So true. She must have made some great decisions because lord knows there would be financial vultures every step of the way. Doesn't she own her masters too?

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