Rihanna is now on the Forbes list of the richest self-made women in America. This is her first making it on the list.
Coming in at No. 33 with a network of $600 million is the Fenty queen herself. In fact, her Fenty Beauty line is partially how she gained her new status; that, and her hefty music catalog. The Barbados native co-owns Fenty Beauty with luxury good brand LVMH. Rih’s SavagexFenty lingerie line is also a co-ownership with TechStyle Fashion group, according to Forbes via Fox News Business.
During an interview with Vogue, Rih opened up about the success of her makeup line. “We have this amazing emotional connection with customers who’ve never been able to find their shade of foundation before — women crying at the [makeup] counter — it’s crazy to even think about,” she said.
She went on to say that she hopes women see themselves in Fenty Beauty. “The first woman I saw put makeup on her face was a Black woman — my mom — and when I think of my customers, I want everyone to feel like they can find their color, that they are represented as part of this new generation,” she said. And when it comes to her brand, there’s not a nook or crevice that she doesn’t know about.
“I have 100 percent involvement in this process, which is what makes this so special and very fun. I have so much creative freedom from products to packaging, and that’s really the only way this brand will stay true to my vision for it,” said Rih.
Troublesome times have hit families and communities across the nation amid the coronavirus. During this time, Rih has been giving to those in need. “She gave $1 million to New York’s needy, $2.1 million to abuse victims in LA and $5 million to other charities through her Clara Lionel Foundation,” Forbes reported.
Other baller women who made the list were #Beyoncé ($420 million), Jennifer Lopez ($150 million), and Taylor Swift ($365 million).