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  • Forbes has declared Rihanna a US dollar billionaire.
  • It said she's worth $1.7 billion (around R24 billion) thanks to her music, acting, and her fashion and beauty brands.
  • It makes her the world's wealthiest female musician, Forbes said.
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Rihanna is now a billionaire, Forbes has declared.

Rihanna - who became a major celebrity through her music and has gone on to launch an acting career and music, fashion lingerie brands - is now worth $1.7 billion (around R24 billion), Forbes estimates.

Forbes said on Wednesday that she had become "the wealthiest female musician in the world and second only to Oprah Winfrey as the richest female entertainer."

It noted that the majority of her wealth came from non-musical endeavours, driven largely by her brands like Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty.

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