Rihanna has entered the list of the richest musicians in the United Kingdom, disclosed by The Sunday Times, with an estimated fortune of about 468 million pounds (521 million euros / 574 million dollars), as revealed by local media on Wednesday.
The richest musicians in the UK in 2020
1. Lord Lloyd-Webber: £ 800m
1. Sir Paul McCartney: £ 800m
3. Rihanna: £ 468m
4. Sir Elton John: £ 360m
5. Sir Mick Jagger: £ 285m
6. Olivia and Dhani Harrison: £ 270m
6. Keith Richards: £ 270m
8. Sir Ringo Starr: £ 260m
9. Michael Flatley: £ 206m
10. Ed Sheeran: £ 200m
10. Sir Rod Stewart: £ 200m
10. Sting: £ 200m
Born in Barbados, Rihanna, currently residing in London, He has overtaken British singers Elton John and Mick Jagger in that ranking of the richest, and is now third.
Above Rihanna are Andrew Lloyd Webber and ex-beat Paul McCartney., who occupy – with identical fortunes – the first position by kneading each 800 million pounds (893 million euros / 981 million dollars).
Robyn Rihanna Fenty’s earnings are largely due to cosmetics firm Fenty Beauty, where she has a 15 percent stake, valued at £ 351m (€ 391m / $ 430m).
“Somehow it has taken us all by surprise,” admitted Robert Watts, who was responsible for drawing up the popular annual list of fortunes.
Watts told the BBC that “very few people knew that (Rihanna) was living in the UK until last summer.”
The singer, who turned 32 last February and has not released a new album since 2016, is an exception in this classification of the richest musicians in the country, since most of them reached world stardom in the 60s and 70s.
The artist also owns a lingerie line, “Savage X Fenty”, and receives money in royalties (“royalties”) for hits like SOS, Umbrella and Only Girl In The World.
Her fortune makes her the richest female artist not only in this country, but worldwide, above other divas such as Madonna, Celine Dion and Beyoncé, as the BBC recalls.
Among the top 40 in the ranking, only the British Ed Sheeran and Adele are even younger than Rihana, with fortunes of around 200 and 150 million pounds (222 and 167 million euros / 245 and 184 million dollars) respectively.
At the bottom of the list are also new entries for the new generation of pop stars, such as Dua Lipa, 24, and George Ezra, 26, who each possess wealth worth £ 16m (17, 8 million euros / 19 million dollars).