The show biz industry and the music and art business have been rapidly growing over the years. Along with it, there has been a stiff rise in the competition between various artists who not just intend to win the hearts of millions but are also collecting the same amount of love in their bank balance. It is no surprise that the music industry keeps changing and with the name of the artists who rank on the top of the list across various arenas.
Numerous artists are doing incredibly well in their life. However, many of you have been inquisitive about the list of top 10 richest female singers in the world in 2021. This article explores all the details and also answers the most asked question ‘The world’s richest female musician 2021’?
So, who are the richest female singers and musicians in 2021?
Rihanna (Net worth $1.7 billion)
Well, Rihanna is officially a billionaire now! The singer and entrepreneur is now the richest woman singer in the world with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion. Moreover, she might be one of the richest musicians in the whole world but not for her music. Yes!
Born as Robyn Fenty, Rihanna launched her official cosmetics company named Fenty Beauty in 2017 aimed to make all women feel included everywhere. Perhaps it doesn’t matter whether it was intended or unintended, but the consequence is certainly that the Barbados-born singer rejoices. Reportedly Rihanna derives an approximate f $1.4 billion for her 50% stake in the cosmetics company Fenty Beauty line. And, the rest of her wealth comes from her share as an actress and singer.
The beauty company is partly owned by LVMH and the brand is known to offer around 50 skin tones that include dark shades for women of color which is quite rare. It is this exclusivity that made the cosmetic line so popular in the industry.
That’s not the end. Rihanna’s Savage and Fenty lingerie company is worth estimated to be $270 million. The cosmetic company Fenty Beauty is a joint venture between Rihanna and a French luxury goods brand named LVMH. The collaboration is surely a massive success that brought in Rihanna a whopping amount of $550 million in 2018 in annual revenue.
Her latest milestone makes her the second richest female musician in the world next to Oprah Winfrey who still secures the first position as the world’s wealthiest female musician.
Madonna (Net worth $850 million)
Next on the line is Madonna whose net worth is approximated at $850 million which makes her one of the richest female singers in the world. Born as Madonna Louise Ciccone, Madonna is commonly referred to as The Queen of Pop or The Material Girl who is certainly one of the most influential and iconic pop stars in the world!
The leading singer has dropped dozens of songs that have hit the Billboard charts multiple times. She is an idol for many young artists and musicians who with her singing prowess have impacted the world globally for years. Throughout her successful music career, Madonna has amassed an enormous amount that is worth up to $880 million. Her vast fortune is credited to her commercially successful music career, acting career, and also the various business ventures and entrepreneurship that she opted for. She is also the holder of many records that achieved immense commercial success.
Not just that, Madonna is also the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time who has earned over $1.4 billion for her concert ticket sales. She is an extremely savvy businesswoman who is involved in the establishment of numerous companies.
Dolly Parton (Net worth $610 million)
Dolly Parton landed on the list of the wealthiest female singers with a net worth of $610 million. The legendary and iconic Country music singer has earned thousands of dollars per show during her tours but that’s just the beginning of her riches!
The credit goes to her real estate and amazing songwriting skills that made the entertainer worth $650 million. Today, Parton has multiple income streams. In the music arena, she continues to earn royalties off her big hits that have been sung by other artists that contributing to a whopping amount of $10 million which she earned in the 90s alone!
Today’s date, Dolly continues to earn approximately $0.08 every time a song she wrote is played on the radio and receives $2 per album when sold. She is estimated to be the sixth-highest paid female in the music industry with earnings of $37 million. One of her biggest investments includes the Dollywood amusement park which attracts over three million visitors and earns her about $118 million annually.
Gloria Estefan (Net worth $500 million)
Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan is a singer, producer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and actress whose net worth is $500 million. The female singer is considered to be one of the wealthiest and most successful crossover artists in the history of music. So far, she has sold over 130 million records globally. She has her name included in the top 100 best-selling music artists of all time and has won several Grammy Awards in her music career that spans over five decades.
Not just in terms of her music, Gloria is an iconic figure to reckon with even on various social media platforms. She has written two children’s books named The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog and Noelle’s Treasure Tale. The singer appeared in two films in 1999 and 2000. Her successful music career has earned her a firm position in the list of the top richest female music sensations in the world.
Celine Dion (Net worth $470 million)
As of 2021, Celine Dion is one of the richest female singers in the world with a net worth of $470 million. The Canadian singer is considered to be one of the greatest singers of all time who first gained her international recognition by winning the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and also the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. During her latest Las Vegas show, Celine broke all records when she sold $681 million in tickets. She has enjoyed a spectacular music career and has sold over 220 million albums and performed around the globe. Her two residential properties in LA have earned her approximately $681.3 million.
Her earnings from the year 2019 itself topped over $37 million. The celebrity singer has owned and sold off several properties in her lifetime but one that has particularly taken the notice of all is her former Florida mansion that she had sold for $28 million. Her income is not just generated by her vocals. During her early career, she established a Canadian restaurant franchise Nickels across multiple locations.
Shania Twain (Net worth $450 million)
Canadian Country singer Shania Twain enjoys a total worth of $450 million and is proudly considered to be one of the most successful country singers of all time. Her music career spans over twenty-five years which is also the source of her major earnings. Shania is a singer, actress, and songwriter who has sold over 100 million records which also makes her the best-selling female artist in the Country genre. The versatile musician has garnered several authoritative titles including the Queen of Country Pop.
Moreover, Shania Twain is the only Canadian singer who has sold more albums than Celine Dion. The total count of albums that she has sold over the years has made a significant impact on her net worth. However, the iconic singer also makes money outside music. She has a line of endorsements under her name, business deals, and big tours. Shania also launched her fragrance named Shania Starlight which convincingly contributes to her richness.
Victoria Beckham (Net worth $430 million)
Famous British singer, philanthropist, and actress Victoria Beckham, wife of David Beckham has a net worth of $430 million. Victoria rose to fame with the 90s famous all-female pop group named Spice Girls. She has four singles that topped the UK Top 10. The Spice Girls sold over 20 million copies of Spice and then they dropped their second album named Spiceworld in 1997. However, the second album didn’t perform as well as the first one, but a movie came up with the same title.
Victoria lives up to her posh status as a famous pop star and also as a self-made fashion designer. After the Spice Girls, Beckham embarked on a solo journey that landed her on various British charts. But even before she established herself as a pop icon, she belonged to a family that was equally well set off where she often begged her rich father to not drop her school in a family Rolls Royce.
Beckham launched her fashion label in 2008 and by 2011 it had become a fixture at the New York Fashion Week and a comparatively lower-priced Victoria by Victoria Beckham label. During the first quarter of 2012, the label generated an annual sales figure of over $79 million.
Beyonce Knowles (Net worth $418 million)
Superstar Beyonce Knowles has a whooping worth of $418 million and earned $81 million in 2019 which ranked her as one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world. Not just that, she holds the status of a celebrity power couple as Jay-Z’s wife who is a billionaire and holds multiple investments in the music industry and also in the liquor business.
Beyonce is one of the highest-paid celebrities whose worth is a cumulative of her multiple investments in real estate, vacation, and transportation indulgences, and also various charities and causes. Over the years, Beyonce has launched several fragrances and has signed a $20 million 3-year deal to develop her signature fragrance named Coty. Also, her famous fashion line named House of Dereon is another one of her famous investments. Her fragrance brands have earned her over $500 million since 2010.
Barbra Streisand (Net worth $407 million)
As of 2021, Barbra Streisand’s total worth is figured at $407 million. The American singer, actress, and filmmaker have achieved success across multiple fields in the entertainment industry. She has also been recognized with two Academy Awards and 10 Grammy Awards. It is her role as a singer, actress, director, composer, producer, and businesswoman that has contributed to her massive wealth. Barbra Streisand, as a recording artist is one of the most successful artists in music history and is also considered to be one of the highest-earning female musicians and singers in the world.
In addition to her success in the music field, Barbra Streisand has also set box-office records for the number of her tours which consists of 20 shows and grossed $92457062. She is a renowned philanthropist who has established The Streisand Foundation.
Jennifer Lopez (Net worth $400 million)
Jennifer Lynn Lopez is an American actress, producer, singer, and dancer whose net worth is calculated at $400 million. She gained her reputation from her first leading role in Selena and has also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for that movie. Her massive financial success has landed her on the Forbes list of America’s richest self-made millionaire women and also among the world’s 100 Highest Paid Celebrities in the year 2020.
Jenifer Lopez’s music career contributes significantly to her net worth. Her debut album ‘On the 6’ had sold over 8 million copies and also went platinum three times. The songstress has sold over 70 million records globally. Jenifer also earned a fortune after joining American Idol in season 10 where she made a whopping amount of $12 million. Additionally, her earnings spotted a spike when she returned for seasons 11, 13, 14, and 15.