Rihanna among top 5 highest paid women
Rihanna is known for having fame and beauty and now the diva is also being recognized for what having such talent will do for a person. Forbes Magazine recently came out with its list of Highest Paid Women in Entertainment and RiRi falls within the top five.
The gorgeous 24-year-old landed at number 4 on the coveted list and tied with funny lady Ellen DeGeneres. The singer earned an astonishing $53 million in 2011/2012 from her performances, album sales, endorsements and a slew of other business deals.
Rihanna and other hopefuls could not knock down the holder of the number 1 spot, which belongs to Oprah Winfrey. The magazine estimated the former Queen of daytime television raked in $165 million from May 2011 to May 2012, with her net worth equaling around $2.7 billion. Britney Spears took the number 2 spot, earning $58 million over the past 12 months, while Taylor Swift landed at number 3 earning $57 million. Lady Gaga rounded out the top five, earning $52 million.
Other women who made the cut include Jennifer Lopez, Gisele Bundchen and Judge Judy. Rihanna might be able to move up the ranks next year as BET reports she has a lot on her plate in 2013. Ri released her fragrance Rebelle in February of 2012 and is set to release her seventh studio album in November, with a tour to start in March 2013.