Forbes magazine announced its annual list of the Highest-Paid Women in Music. As Katy Perry is number one this year, Rihanna is ranked #7 with $37.5 million. Rihanna has not released an album since and hasn’t toured since 2016 but she she still making big numbers. All thanks to her highly successful beauty line Fenty Beauty, lingerie line Savage x Fenty and other business ventures including starring in Ocean’s 8.
Full List of Highest-Paid Women in Music 2018
1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)
Figures are for pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for agents, managers, lawyers and estate executors. Sources include Nielsen SoundScan, NPD BookScan, insider interviews and Forbes estimates. Additional reporting by Natalie Robehmed and Rebecca Lerner.