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Did you miss it? Jay-Z and Rihanna are now the richest musicians alive



As it is their business, Forbes has rolled out an update on who and who is adding numbers to their bank statements and we now have an idea of who’s leading in the music scene.

Going by what Forbes claim, Jay-Z has now made history as the first Musician and Hip Hop artiste to become a Billionaire!

Forbes’ breakdown indicated that the rapper’s chief source of wealth is his $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac champagne brand (at $310 million), but also boasts of investments at well over $200 million (including a large stake in Uber).

Forbes said the reason Jay-Z’s wealth went all up on the table is his new business interest in alcohol.

His streaming service, Tidal allegedly supplies about $100 million of his net worth, just behind his cognac D’Ussé.

For the ladies, the household name “Rihanna” has for the first time, made it to the top of the list. On Tuesday, Forbes estimated that her fortune is now worth $600 million, a result of the growth of her fashion and beauty brands, making her the world’s wealthiest female musician.

Yes, Rihanna is allegedly richer than Madonna ($570 million), Céline Dion ($450 million), and Beyoncé ($400 million).

Talk about the business of trading fame for money.

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