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Rihanna named the richest female musician in the world

Madonna, Céline Dion and Beyoncé have to get in line... 

Rihanna has been named the richest female musician in the world.

Forbes, which puts together various rundowns based on industry earnings and influence, including the annual highest paid DJs and 30 Under 30 Music power lists, claims the US singer's fortune now sits at $600million and counting. 

Fending off Madonna ($570million), Céline Dion ($450 million) and Beyoncé ($400 million), it's thought that much of Rihanna's wealth comes from a partnership with French luxury giant LVMH. The company co-owns her Fenty Beauty, launched to meet demand in the cosmetics market for products that 'perform across all skin types and tones'. It clocked up $100million in sales within weeks of hitting stores, and is now thought to have a net worth of $3billion.