March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day honoring the contributions of women throughout history and across the world that have worked towards advancing women’s rights in all aspects of life.
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In the world of music, female artists continue to push the boundaries and make a profound impact both on and off the stage, in our headphones, and through the music coming from our speakers.
Many successful female artists have expanded beyond the world of music and built their empires through various ventures. Using data gathered from celebritynetworth.com, here’s a look at the 10 richest female musicians and the ways in which they amassed their wealth.
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10 Jennifer Lopez, $400 million
Love may not cost a thing, but that doesn't mean JLo ain't got it like that. Between her music, her time on American Idol, her days as a rom-com leading lady, brand deals, real estate ventures and more, the Bronx native is doing extremely well for herself.
9 Barbra Streisand, $407 million
Want to know Barbra Streisand's key to making millions? Have a career spanning six decades that fans will still sell out tours for, sprinkle in some time on Broadway and a few movies, and you're set.
8 Victoria Beckham, $450 million
Posh Spice is still in high demand. From her book to real estate to her being one of fashion's best, it's no surprise Mrs. Beckham is the wealthiest of her bandmates. Not to mention, her Spice Girls royalties and former tours still provides a pretty penny for her piggybank.
7 Shania Twain, $450 million
Shania Twain is one of Country's biggest powerhouses. Though she has made appearances on shows and guest judged a time or two, her music and fans keep her bank account secure.
6 Gloria Estefan, $500 million
The GRAMMY-award winning, Cuban-American is considered to be "most successful crossover performer in Latin music ever." Between her record sales, appearances on TV/Film, New York Times bestselling books and more, Estefan has definitely made her mark.
5 Beyoncé, $500 million
First comes music, then comes films and then, own a creative agency and fashion line and reap the benefits. With the success coming from Parkwood Entertainment, Queen Bey is just fine without a new album (but give it to us anyway).
4 Dolly Parton, $650 million
Surprisingly, only one-third of Dolly's wealth comes from publishing and royalties. For the rest, she has her amusement park, Dollywood, and Hollywood films to thank.
3 Celine Dion, $800 million
Celine Dion is Canada's biggest star, especially with three consecutive Diamond-certified albums. Special shoutout to 1997's Titanic and her Vegas residency for skyrocketing those checks into higher tax brackets.
2 Madonna, $850 million
The Pop veteran isn't new to this; she's true to it. Her tours and merchandise still sell out. Her music racks up in streaming plus between her joint venture, Maverick, her film career, her books, fashion brands and art collection, of course Madonna has the funds and knows how to spend them.
1 Rihanna, $1.7 billion
Trailing Oprah's heels, Rihanna took having multiple streams of income literally. Between her timeless hits and countless business ventures including Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin, this accomplishment was only a matter of time.