Celebs who can call themselves billionaires – from Rihanna and Kanye West to Kim Kardashian and Oprah

RIHANNA has just joined the list of celebrities who are worth more than $1 billion as her Fenty Beauty brand reached a net worth of over $1.7 billion.

Her newfound wealth makes her the wealthiest female musician in the world, second to Oprah Winfrey who is the richest female entertainer. 

RIHANNA

Net worth: $1.4 billion

The 33-year-old singer has officially been named a billionaire by Forbes magazine, surpassing her makeup mogul peer Kylie Jenner, 23.

Her massive fortune comes from her Fenty Beauty line, which she founded so that “women everywhere could feel included.”

Rihanna's lingerie line Savage x Fenty ranks in at a net worth of about $270 million, and the rest of her fortune amounts from her chart-topping music career.

Fenty Beauty has a 50/50 joint venture status with the French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, and together they focus on providing 50 shades of foundation for people of all skin colors.

OPRAH WINFREY

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Oprah, 67, has been on the list of billionaires since 2003 as she is the richest female entertainer.

According to Forbes, after hosting The Oprah Winfrey Show for 25 years, the Mississippi native racked up $2 billion.

She continued to expand her wealth as she built a media empire where she owns 25 percent of her television network OWN, seven percent of WW International for which she has been a spokesperson for years, as well as her content creation deal with Apple TV+.

KANYE WEST

Net worth: $1.8 billion

In April 2020, Kanye begrudgingly accepted that Forbes had named him a millionaire. The outlet claimed his net worth was $1.8billion.

However, the Donda rapper refused this number and alleged he was worth way more than that – at least $2billion more.

Following Forbes' story, Kanye allegedly texted the writer of the story and said: "It's not a billion. It's $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count."

"You know what you're doing," O'Malley Greenburg claimed Kanye texted to him. "You're toying with me and I'm not finna lye [sic] down and take it anymore in Jesus' name."

He is then claimed to have texted that Forbes was "purposely a part of a group of media" that was unwilling to give him the credit he was asking for because of his race.

JAY Z

Net worth: $1.4 billion

In March 2021, Forbes revealed that Jay Z had increased his worth by 40 percent after a series of business endeavors that's sky-rocketed his fortune.

His worth had originally been $1 billion but after selling a major stake in his streaming service Tidal and then half of his champagne brand, Armand de Brignac.

His net worth is divided into $425 million in cash and investments, $320 million in his champagne brand, $140 million in his entertainment company, $120 million in cognac brand, $95 million in music catalog, $70 million in art collections, and $50 million in real estate.

TYLER PERRY

Net worth: $1.4 billion

Tyler Perry is most famously known for being the creator of the franchise Madea, where he also portrays the main character.

Additionally, he is a writer and producer for shows and movies that highlight black voices and stories. And on top of that, Tyler has all control over his projects, which is projected in his paycheck.

Since 2005, his business endeavors helped him put over $1.4 billion in the bank.

KIM KARDASHIAN

Net worth: $1 billion

Back in April, Kim also joined the list of billionaires thanks to her two businesses, KKW Beauty (worth $500 million) and SKIMS (worth $225 million).

This makes her the richest reality TV star in the world.

The 40-year-old's wealth is also thanks to "cash from reality television and endorsement deals, and a number of smaller investments."

Her net worth might continue to go up once her divorce from Kanye West is finalized.

The two are set to split their joint $2 billion fortune.

KYLIE JENNER

Net worth: $900 million (formerly $1 billion)

Back in 2019, Forbes declared that Kylie, 23, was the youngest self-made billionaire ever, and estimated her net worth as $1billion.

Sadly, her glory didn't last long as Forbes then revealed that, after a re-evaluation in May 2020, she was no longer worth that amount.

This was after Forbes claimed she had "inflated the size and success of her business for years."

The publication explained that "a more realistic" account of her "personal fortune" is just under $900 million.

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