Renowned American magazine, Forbes has released the list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women and out of this list of 80 women, were 6 female musicians in the top 60.
This actually means music pays. Who is the richest female musician in the world for the year 2021?
Let’s find out.
Top 10 Richest Female Musicians In The World 2021
1, Rihanna – $600 million
At age 32, Barbadian singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty is the richest female musician with a net worth of $600 million. Her source of wealth includes music, cosmetics, fashion and ambassadorial deals.
Her success in music and Reb’l Fleur saw her net worth rise to $160 million. According to Forbes, Rihanna tops the list of wealthy female musicians in the world. She is also in the top 40 among the richest self-made women.
As of June 6, 2019, her net worth is $600 million. The amount comes from her earnings in the music industry over the years, endorsements, acting career, and her cosmetics company Fenty Beauty.
2, Madonna – $570 million
At age 61, American singer Madonna Louise Ciccone is the second richest female musician in the world with a net worth of $570 million. Her source of wealth includes music, acting, fashion and ambassadorial deals.
According to Forbes, Madonna’s songs have grossed over $1.2 billion in her career. Today, she remains the highest-grossing solo touring female artist of all time. From 2002 to 2013, she appeared among the top ten highest-paid celebrities in the world on six different occasions (2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012).
Even at the age of 60, she continues to release new albums. She will be releasing her new 14th studio album, Madame X, in June 2019. As of June 6, 2019, her net worth is $570 million.
3, Celine Dion – $450 million
A age 52, Canadian singer Céline Marie Claudette Dion CC OQ is the third richest female musician in the world in 2021 with a net worth of $450 million. Her source of wealth includes music and real estate.
Since her debut in the music industry, she has sold over 220 million albums worldwide. In 1999, she was the second-highest-paid female singer behind the Spice Girls. She also ranked at number nine in Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Women in Music 2018.
Celine made $31 million that year. As of June 6, 2019, Celine has a net worth of $450 million. Her money comes from years of singing, touring, and album sales. Also, she has been in business since the 1990s. Most of her businesses have included restaurant food chains, artist management companies, cosmetics companies, and a real estate empire.
4, Beyoncé – $400 million
At age 38, American singer Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is the fourth richest female musician in the world in 2021 with a net worth of $400 million. Her source of wealth includes music and fashion.
Since 2003, Beyoncé has produced 64 singles and six studio albums. She has sold over 30 million albums to date. From 2008 to 2018, Beyoncé has consistently been on the list of Forbes’ highest-paid women in music. She appeared in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2018.
As of June 6, 2019, her net worth is $400 million. The money comes from album sales, business interests, and touring. In 2014 during her On The Run II tour with her husband Jay-Z, the duo pulled more than $250 million. Jay-Z is now the first-ever billionaire rapper.
5, Barbra Streisand – $400 million
At age 78, American singer Barbara Joan “Barbra” Streisand is the fifth richest female musician in the world in 2021 with a net worth of $400 million. Her source of wealth includes music and acting.
Barbra has achieved everything a musician, actress, or filmmaker would want to achieve. She is in an elite group of entertainers who have ever won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. As of June 6, 2019, her net worth is $400 million.
The money comes from her many years in the entertainment industry. Barbra established a film company in 1972 called Barwood Film. It is a company that produced the movie The Prince of Tides, which grossed over $110 million in Box Office. During her 2006-07 Streisand tour of North American and Europe, she attracted over 425,000 audiences and grossed $119.5 million. The tour was one of her most successful ones to date.
6, Jennifer Lopez – $400 million
At age 50, American singer and actress Jennifer Lynn Lopez is the sixth richest female musician in the world in 2021 with a net worth of $400 million. Her source of wealth includes music, acting and modelling.
In 1998, she received a Golden Globe nomination and earned $1 million from her role in the biographical music drama film Selena. She became the first Latin actress to earn that amount in a single film.
For all the years she has been in the music industry, she has sold over 80 million records and 40 million albums worldwide. Her accumulative film gross in the box office is $3 billion.
7, Taylor Swift – $360 million
At age 30, American singer Taylor Alison Swift is the seventh richest female musician in the world with a net worth of $360 million in 2021. Her source of wealth includes music and endorsing products.
She has earned her money from album sales, touring, and product endorsements. Swift has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Between May 8, 2018, and November 21, 2018, she went on a Reputation Stadium Tour across North America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia.
In those six months, she attracted millions of audiences and grossed over $345.6 million. It was her most successful tour yet, only followed by The 1989 World Tour 2015 which grossed over $250.7 million.
8, Mariah Carey – $300 million
At age 50, American singer Mariah Carey is the eighth richest female musician in the world in 2021 with anet worth of $300 million. Her source of wealth includes music and private performances.
She started her career in music in 1988 and rose to fame in 1990. Within a short period, Mariah Carey became one of the world’s best-selling recording artists of the 1990s. To date, her song One Sweet Day featuring Boyz II Men is the longest-running USA number-one single in history.
In 2002, Mariah ranked number seven among Forbes’ highest-paid celebrities. To date, she has sold over 200 million records worldwide.
9, Lady Gaga – $300 million
At age 34, American singer Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is the ninth richest female musician in the world with a net worth of $300 million in 2021. Her source of wealth is music, acting and modelling.
One thing that has propelled her career in music is her visual experimentation, unorthodoxy, and provocative work. Most of her songs have topped the Billboard 200 and was once declared Billboard’s Artist of the Year.
Her money comes from years of singing. She has sold over 150 million singles and 30 million albums. In 2018, she was fifth among Forbes’ highest-paid women in music after earning $50 million.
10, Britney Spears – $215 million
At age 38, American singer Britney Jean Spears is the tenth on the list of richest female musicians in the world in 201. Her source of wealth is music, acting.
Between 2001 and 2012, she appeared in the top ten four times on the list of the highest-paid celebrities. The years include 2001, 2002, 2010, and 2012. In 2018, she ranked at number 10 on Forbes’ highest-paid women in music. Worldwide, she has sold over 150 million records.
Quick Facts: It is been predicted that by 2025 a female musician will become a dollar billionaire. Likely candidates are Rihanna, Beyonce and Madonna.