Rihanna becomes youngest self-made billionaire in America

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Rihanna has officially been named as the youngest self-made billionaire.
Rihanna has officially been named as the youngest self-made billionaire.
Danny Moloshok

Rihanna Robyn Fenty (34) has been ranked as the youngest self-made female billionaire in the US by Forbes magazine.

This makes her the only woman under 40 on this year's list of self-made female billionaires in the US and her native Barbados' first billionaire.

She has a net worth of $1.4bn (R23,018,240bn) that she accumulated through her work as the co-owner of Fenty Beauty and holder of a 30% stake in her Savage x Fenty lingerie line. 

The singer ranks at no 21 on the list of America's self-made women and no 1 729 on the list of the world's wealthiest people. 

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Also on the list of  billionaires on Forbes’ list is 41-year-old Kim Kardashian, who has a net worth of $1.8 billion ( R29,594,880 bn) Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner – who, at the age of 24, is the youngest non-billionaire on the list, with a net worth of $600 million (9,864,960 bn). They have also found success in entertainment, retail and their makeup lines.

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