Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna, and More Shine on Forbes Wealthiest Women Celebrities list

Forbes has published its most recent compilation of the 15 wealthiest female celebrities, and it comes as no surprise that Black women celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Rihanna are among the high earners.

Oprah Winfrey secures the top spot on the list with a net worth of $2.5 billion. Forbes highlights Winfrey’s recent acquisition of nearly 900 acres of land in Maui, Hawaii. Additionally, she is currently busy with the production of The Color Purple movie musical, set for release on December 25th.

Taking the second position on the list is Rihanna, with a net worth of $1.4 billion. The multitalented beauty icon and singer’s wealth stems from her successful ventures, including the Fenty Beauty empire, Savage X Fenty lingerie line, and her music-related endeavors. However, it is her Fenty Beauty makeup line that contributes the most to her substantial net worth.

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Beyoncé, with a net worth of $540 million, secures her place on the list, experiencing a notable $90 million surge from the previous year. Currently captivating audiences with her Renaissance World Tour, Beyoncé aims to shatter records and potentially claim the title of the highest-grossing concert tour ever.

Serena Williams, with a net worth of $290 million, secures her place on the list. Despite announcing her retirement in August, the tennis champion remains occupied with various projects, including an upcoming documentary series on ESPN.

Finally, Shonda Rhimes, a newcomer to the list, concludes the roster of the wealthiest female celebrities with a net worth of $250 million. Rhimes, known for her highly successful television shows such as Bridgerton and the Queen Charlotte spinoff, has achieved remarkable success in the industry.

The release of the list generated significant buzz on social media, as individuals took to their accounts to celebrate the achievements of these Black women superstars. Many found inspiration in witnessing the inclusion of numerous self-made Black women on the list.

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