Rihanna, Beyonce and Oprah Top Forbes’ America’s Richest Self-Made Women List

Contributed by Scott Lipscomb

Girl power just took on a new meaning!

Forbes has released the list of America’s richest self-made women and some are names you ay know, others may surprise you. According to the list, 26 of the 100 ladies featured are now billionaires and two-thirds are founders or co-founders of a company. In addition to that, 26 women are CEOs and 15 are newcomers to this exclusive club.


TV personality/businesswoman Oprah Winfrey comes in at number 12 with a reported net worth of $2.7 billion. The Mississippi native is an actress, author, investor, and network owner.

Rihanna is listed as the 16th richest self-made woman with a net worth of $1.7 billion. Rihanna who recently became a billionaire this year, she is a former singer and now has her own makeup and lingerie lines.

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter comes in at the 73rd spot with a net worth of $440 million. She is one of the biggest musical artist in the world.

Other names such as Dolly Parton, Kim Kardashian-West, Ellen DeGeneres, and Madonna also made the list.

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