Music super stars Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Rihanna find a place in the list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women that Forbes released Wednesday.
Rihanna is ranked 69th in the list. One of the most publicly charitable celebrities, she has donated more than $8 million to coronavirus relief efforts.
Forbes notes that the Barbados native overcame hardships including an abusive addict father and a well-publicized assault by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Beyoncé follows at three steps lower. Beyoncé’s On The Run II stadium tour with husband Jay-Z grossed roughly $5 million per night, pulling in a total of more than $250 million.
In April 2019, the pop star released Homecoming, a live album and Netflix special about her groundbreaking 2018 performance at Coachella.
Beyoncé, who first rose to fame as the lead singer in girl-group Destiny’s Child, announced a new partnership with Adidas to relaunch her active wear line Ivy Park in April.
Swift is ranked at No. 82. Swift has leveraged her fame to encourage political action, asking fans to support the Equality Act with her 2019 single “You Need To Calm Down,” Forbes said.
The ‘Most powerful women’ hail from 30 countries and were born across four generations. There are 10 heads of state, 38 CEOs and five entertainers among them.
“But where they differ in age, nationality and job description, they are united in the ways they have been using their platforms to address the unique challenges of 2020,” Forbes said.
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