Rihanna is the richest female musician, and third wealthiest overall, in the United Kingdom. It’s quite a feat for someone who, for all intents and purposes, is Barbadian.
The ‘Pour It Up’ singer made it to the Sunday Times Rich List with a net worth of £468m, or US$573 million, for the first time after moving to London last year.
The 32-year-old was beaten only beaten by famed composed Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber and former The Beatle singer Sir Paul McCartney, both with fortunes estimated at £800m.
The list is compiled by Robert Watts who notes that it has changed a lot from “earls, dukes and figures from manufacturing and finance”, since first published some 30 years ago.
Watts added that “Now money is being made in different ways, and by all sorts of different people – like Rihanna.”
Much of RiRi’s wealth comes from her successful Fenty brand which includes cosmetics, lingerie and, of course, records and album sales.
1= Lord Lloyd-Webber (£800m, down £20m)
1= Sir Paul McCartney (£800m, up £50m)
3 Rihanna (£468m, new)
4 Sir Elton John (£360m, up £40m)
5 Sir Mick Jagger (£285m, up £10m)
6= Olivia and Dhani Harrison (£270m, up £20m)
6= Keith Richards (£270m, up £10m)
8 Sir Ringo Starr (£260m, up £20m)
9 Michael Flatley (£206m, up £2m)
10= Ed Sheeran (£200m, up £40m)
10= Sir Rod Stewart (£200m, up £10m)
10= Sting (£200m, no change)