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Barbadian singer Rihanna alongside American singers Beyonce and Taylor Swift have made Forbes list of 100 most powerful women.

Forbes on Thursday released its list of 100 Most Powerful Women list for 2019. The list comprised of women who have made a profound impact in six categories: business, technology, finance, media & entertainment, politics & policy, and philanthropy.

On the newly released Forbes’ list, Rihanna ranks as number 61 ahead of Beyonce, who is positioned at number 66 and Taylor Swift at 71. Other female entertainers on the list are Ava DuVernay (79) and Reese Witherspoon (90).

Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the Barbadian singer has sold over 250 million records. She is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. She has earned 14 number-one singles and 31 top-ten singles in the US, and 30 top-ten entries in the UK. Her accolades include nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records.

From fashion to cosmetics, Rihanna has been on a trail of entrepreneurial ventures. Her cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty was launched in September 2017. Fenty Beauty was named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of 2017.

Forbes ranked her among the top ten highest-paid celebrities in 2012 and 2014, and Time named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world twice (2012 and 2018). With an estimated net worth of N216,000,000,000 ($600 million), Rihanna is the richest female musician in the world.

American singer, songwriter Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child. Beyoncé is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide as a solo artist and a further 60 million records with Destiny’s Child. Forbes ranked her as the most powerful female in entertainment on their 2015 and 2017 lists, and in 2016, she occupied the sixth place for Time’s Person of the Year.

American singer-songwriter Taylor Alison Swift is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has sold more than 50 million albums—including 37 million in the US—and 150 million singles.

Time included her on its annual list of the 100 most influential people in 2010, 2015, and 2019. From 2011 to 2015, she appeared in the top three on the Forbes Top-Earning Women in Music list with earnings of $45 million, $57 million, $55 million, $64 million, and $80 million respectively.

She has appeared in Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2010, 2015, 2019).



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At the 2019 American Music Awards, Taylor Swift made history by becoming the artist with the most wins of all time…beating for record holder, Michael Jackson with 24 AMAs.

The singer performed a medley of her greatest hits in honor of being awarded Artist of the Decade and she kicked it off with “The Man” off her latest album, “Lover.” “I’m so sick of running/As fast as I can/Wondering if I’d get there quicker/If I was a man/I’d be the man,” Swift sang.

Swift won six awards total. She capped the night by winning artist of the year and made history as the performer with the most AMA career wins of all time with 26.

“The last year of my life has had some of the most amazing times and also some of the hardest things I’ve gone through. I wanted to thank you so much for being the thing that has been a constant in my life” Swift said in the final speech of the night.



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Taylor Swift is set to smash Michael Jackson’s all-time record for the most AMA wins as it’s confirmed she’ll receive the coveted Artist Of The Decade award at this year’s ceremony.

The 29-year-old has already picked up 23 American Music Awards during her career, with this award equalling the King of Pop’s tally of 24.

The announcement was made on the official AMA Twitter account, with the excited post reading: “She’s won more #AMAs than anyone this decade… She’s a five-time 2019 #AMAs nominee… AND she’s performing at this year’s #AMAs LIVE on Nov. 24… @taylorswift13 is our ARTIST OF THE DECADE”.

The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 24 on American network ABC, with Taylor taking to the stage to perform a medley of her biggest hits from the last decade.

Mark Bracco, Executive Vice Pesident of programming & development at Dick Clark productions said: “Taylor’s impact on music this decade is undeniable and her performances on the American Music Awards have been truly spectacular.

“We’re thrilled to honour her as our Artist of the Decade and can’t wait for her to blow everyone away with an epic, career-spanning performance unlike any other!”

Taylor has also been nominated for five other awards at the AMAs this year, with the gongs for Favourite Music Video, Favourite Female Artist, Favourite Album, Favourite Artist and the top spot of Artist of the Year all set to propel her ahead of MJ and into the record books.

Picking up just one of these five in addition to the Artist of the Decade gong will automatically propel Taylor into the music history books. According to Mirror.

The bubbly blonde will be battling for Artist of the Year against Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey and Post Malone.

Post Malone is currently leading the way with seven nominations, with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish just behind with six nominations each.



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Make-up mogul, Kylie Jenner has retained her crown as the highest-paid star on Instagram as it has been revealed she charges up to $1.2 million per post on her page.

In the 2019 Instagram Rich List, which was unveiled this month by Hopper HQ, the 21-year-old mother-of-one is estimated to charge $1,266,000 per post on average, which is an increase of 27 percent from last year, when it was revealed that from $1 million per post on average.

She is placed ahead of Ariana Grande, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kim Kardashian, and Selena Gomez who are also placed in the top five highest paid celebrities on Instagram.

See the list below.

1. Kylie Jenner – $1,266,000 per post
2. Ariana Grande – $996,000 per post
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – $975,000 per post
4. Kim Kardashian – $910,000 per post
5. Selena Gomez –  $886,000 per post
6. Dwayne Johnson – $882,000 per post
7. Beyoncé Knowles – $785,000 per post
8. Taylor Swift – $748,000 per post
9. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior – $722,000 per post
10. Justin Bieber – $722,000 per post



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Raking in a whooping $185 million, Taylor Swift has been crowned 2018 world’s highest paid celebrity by Forbes.

Topping the Forbes’ Clelebrity 100 list released on Wednesday July 10th with the biggest earning of her career, it was gathered that her estimated pay increased by an insane 131% from 2017 when she made a paltry $80 million. The last time she got the spot was in 2016, when she made $170 million from her 1989 World Tour. 

Kylie Jenner, the youngest billionaire got the second spot on the list with $170 million.  Kanye West was third with $150 million while Swift’s good friend Ed Sheeran was number 5 with $110 million. Beyoncé was number 20 with $81 million earned. Ellen Degeneres was number 22 with $80.5 million. Kim Kardashian was number 26 with $72 million, and Anthony Joshua was number 49 with $55m.

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TIME magazine has released its 100 Most Influential People list, featuring some of the most well-known artists, politicians, and world leaders. The list is divided into five categories: pioneers, artists, leaders, titans, and icons.

For the first time ever – 48 of the artists, icons, leaders, pioneers, and titans who made the list are women, last year, 45 women made the list. The issue includes big names like pop star Taylor Swift, Canadian Actress, Sandra Oh, former first lady Michelle Obama and more.

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  1. Nancy Pelosi
  2. Donald Trump
  3. Greta Thunberg
  4. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
  5. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  6. Jacinda Ardern
  7. Juan Guaido
  8. Abiy Ahmed
  9. Mitch McConnell
  10. Brett Kavanaugh
  11. Jane Goodall
  12. Benjamin Netanyahu
  13. Zhang Yiming
  14. Hoesung Lee
  15. William Barr
  16. Pope Francis
  17. Xi Jinping
  18. Leana Wen
  19. Imran Khan
  20. Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed
  21. Cyril Ramaphosa
  22. Robert Mueller
  23. Mahathir Mohamad
  24. Matteo Salvini
  25. Jair Bolsonaro
  26. Zhang Kejian


  1. Sandra Oh
  2. Indya Moore
  3. Marlon James
  4. Chrissy Teigen
  5. Massimo Bottura
  6. Hasan Minhaj
  7. Samin Nosrat
  8. Ninja
  9. Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy
  10. Naomi Osaka
  11. Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin
  12. Fred Swaniker
  13. Lynn Nottage
  14. Tara Westover
  15. Adam Bowen and James Monsees
  16. Barbara Rae-Venter
  17. He Jiankui
  18. Aileen Lee
  19. Jay O’Neal and Emily Comer
  20. Shep DoelemanB

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  1. Dwayne Johnson
  2. Regina King
  3. Khalid
  4. Emilia Clarke
  5. BTS
  6. Brie Larson
  7. Joanna and Chip Gaines
  8. Ariana Grande
  9. Mahershala Ali
  10. Glenn Close
  11. Rami Malek
  12. Luchita Hurtado
  13. Ozuna
  14. Dream Hampton
  15. Richard Madden
  16. Yalitza Aparicio
  17. Clare Waight Keller

READ – Aretha Franklin Is The First Female Artist To Receive the Pulitzer’s Special Citation For The Arts


  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Michelle Obama
  3. Spike Lee
  4. Christine Blasey Ford
  5. David Hockney
  6. Desmond Meade
  7. Lady Gaga
  8. Radhya Almutawakel
  9. Pierpaolo Piccioli
  10. Maria Ressa
  11. Caster Semenya
  12. Mirian G.
  13. Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor
  14. Loujain al-Hathloul


  1. Mohamed Salah
  2. LeBron James
  3. Jennifer Hyman
  4. Gayle King
  5. Mark Zuckerberg
  6. Tiger Woods
  7. Jeanne Gang
  8. Bob Iger
  9. Pat McGrath
  10. Alex Morgan
  11. Vera Jourova
  12. Ryan Murphy
  13. Mukesh Ambani
  14. Ren Zhengfei
  15. Marillyn Hewson
  16. Jerome Powell

28-year-old singer, Taylor Swift has a reported net worth of $280 million and huge chunk of that is parked in real estate. Swift owns more than $84 million worth of real estate across the US eight properties in four different states, to be exact according to estimates provided to Business Insider by Trulia .

Taylor Swift real estate map list
Taylor Swift real estate map list


Let’s begin in Nashville, Tennessee, where Swift launched her country music career. It’s only fitting for her to have at least one property there, but she has two.

There’s the 3,240-square-foot condo in Nashville’s Music Row, which she bought at age 20. Swift said in an interview with Vulture , who described the condo’s aesthetic as “whimsically girlie,” that she did the interior design herself.

Worth an estimated $3 million, the condo boasts industrial-style features and skyline views of midtown Nashville thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows.

In June 2011, she purchased a 1934 Greek Revival estate in Nashville that features a 5,600-square-foot main house with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. Out back there’s a pool and a 2,000-square-foot guesthouse. Trulia estimates it to be worth nearly $2.5 million and that’s the cheapest property she owns.

Taylor Swift house Nashville
Taylor Swift house Nashville

Los Angeles

Ever the superstar, Swift also spends time in Los Angeles. She sold her Beverly Hills Cape Cod-style cottage of 2,826 square feet for $4 million earlier this year, but she still owns two more residences in the area at least, for now.

Her 2,950-square-foot Beverly Hills home iscurrently on the market ; Trulia estimates its value at $2.85 million.

Beverly Hills Taylor Swift Home
Beverly Hills Taylor Swift Home

Surrounded by lush greenery, mountains, a pool, and a sprawling patio area, the mod-style single-story home is light and airy with floor-to-ceiling glass, skylights, a private courtyard, and a 1,000-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar .

And then there’s the iconic 1934 Beverly Hills mansion she purchased in September 2015. It was previously home to Hollywood film producer, Samuel Goldwyn.

Taylor Swift Beverly Hills mansion
Taylor Swift Beverly Hills mansion

Swift plans to turn the 10,982-square-foot Georgian Revival estate into a historic landmark and restore it to its former status now that the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission has voted in favor of her request.

Worth nearly $30 million, it’s the most expensive piece of property in her real estate portfolio, according to Trulia’s estimates.

Rhode Island

But Nashville and Beverly Hills aren’t the only places she calls home. Across the coast, Swift owns an estate with seaside views in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, valued at $6.65 million.

The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion of 12,000 square feet overlooks 700 feet of shoreline with views of Block Island Sound and Montauk Point.

The grapevine whispers that Swift bought the home in April 2013 after breaking up with Conor Kennedy the famous Kennedy Family Compound is not far. A dream vacation home, it’s the perfect place for parties with her squad.

But that’s only one of four properties Swift has in the Northeast. The rest are all in New York City, specifically in Tribeca. As if that’s not close quarters, they’re all on the same block.

New York City

In 2014, Swift put her savvy real estate skills to work, purchasing two adjacent penthouses in a Tribeca building and renovating them into one large duplex penthouse of 8,309 square feet with 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

It features an expansive kitchen where Swift has baked with her squad, a billiards table, and a sweeping staircase, all at an estimated value of $20.5 million.

In 2017, she became her own neighbor when she purchased a 100-year-old, four-story townhouse next door. At 27 square-feet wideand 5,148 total square feet, it’s filled with a ton of natural light on the first floor (a rarity and a luxury in Manhattan). It also has a home theater, gym, steam bath, and bar, as well as a guest suite, and is estimated to be worth $12.5 million.

Taylor Swift's townhouse at 153 Franklin St. in Tribeca.
Taylor Swift’s townhouse at 153 Franklin St. in Tribeca.

Most recently in February 2018, she purchased another condo on the second floor of the same building as her penthouse from financier Jeremey Phillips for $9.75 million in an off-market deal, reported the New York Post . Trulia estimates its value at $6.9 million.

It’s no wonder Swifties are dubbing Swift’s Tribeca block “Taybeca,” considering she owns roughly $40 million worth of property there.



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Katy Perry is the 2018 World’s Highest paid Woman in music, according to Forbes, making a whopping $83 million pretax.

Katy plays 80 dates of her Witness:The Tour and grosses over $1 million per night. She also serves as a judge on ABC’s American Idol reboot, reportedly earning north of $20 million.

Ranking second on the list is singer Taylor Swift who raked in $80 million, with the launch of her new album Reputation, which sold two million copies worldwide in its opening week.

According to Forbes, the only reason she didn’t claim the top spot on this list is that most of her Reputation Stadium Tour dates fell just outside this year’s scoring period.

Beyoncé rounds out the top three, pulling in $60 million.

See the top 10 below:

  1. Katy Perry – $83 million
  2. Taylor Swift – $80 million
  3. Beyoncé – $60 million
  4. Pink – $52 million
  5. Lady Gaga – $50 million
  6. Jennifer Lopez – $47 million
  7. Rihanna – $37.5 million
  8. Helene Fischer – $32 million
  9. Celine Dion – $31 million
  10. Britney Spears – $30 million
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