Rihanna debuts on Forbes billionaires list with a net worth of US$1.7 billion, fans in shock

Forbes has released its annual list of billionaires, and some famous entrepreneurs and artists have made the cut. These include singers Rihanna and Melinda French Gates. Rihanna, 37, who is known for her musical hits, debuted on the list, all thanks to the success of her Fenty Beauty cosmetics line.

With a net worth of $1.7 billion, Rihanna has become the first billionaire from her home country of Barbados. Singer has been ranked 1,729 in this year’s list. Rihanna is one of many celebrities on Forbes’ list along with musicians Jay-Z and Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Tyler Perry and Peter Jackson who are also debuting billionaires.

The internet can’t keep calm about the news that Rihanna, who is currently expecting her first child with rapper A$AP Rocky, has made it to the Forbes billionaires list. “Is Rihanna a billionaire? With now? Damn it!,” wrote one user, while another praised the musician’s journey, calling it “the most inspiring in recent memory.”

Drawing a comparison between Rihanna and Melinda, one user tweeted, “This is great. I know how Rihanna made her money, selling millions of records, playing concerts around the world, etc. How Melinda made her billions ?”

Melinda’s divorce from Bill Gates put her net worth at US$6.2 billion, after which she made it to the list of billionaires for the first time this year.

This year, billionaires came from about 34 different countries, with China producing the most number of new billionaires at 62. The second-highest 50 were posted by the US, while India was third on the list with 29 new billionaires. Of the 236 billionaires on this year’s Forbes list, only 33 are women, of whom only 11 are considered self-made.

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