Rihanna, Oprah Winfrey, and Beyoncé are among the top-earning self-made women in the United States.

There's just something about witnessing Black women succeed that makes us giddy with delight! Forbes just released its annual list of America's Richest Self-Made Women, and we're thrilled to see some of our favorite women at the top. 

With the ever-changing economy, Forbes reported that the combined net worth of the country's richest self-made women dropped significantly last year. This year, that amount is $111 billion, a 6% decrease from 2021. The entrance limit for the yearly list was reduced from $225 million to $215 million as a result of the reduction. 

With jobs ranging from entertainment to sports, as well as entrepreneurship, these women offer as an example that everything is possible. Take a peek at AfroTech's dissection of the list's most gorgeous Black ladies. 

Oprah Winfrey (Oprah Winfrey Network) 

Winfrey is the wealthiest Black woman in America, with a net worth of $2.6 billion. She is ranked No. 10 on the list. 

The media mogul has risen from humble beginnings in Mississippi to become one of television's highest-paid celebrities, courtesy to "The Oprah Winfrey Show," one of the most popular syndicated television programmes, which reportedly drew in around 15 million viewers every day. 

She went on to start OWN Network, the first Black woman-owned production firm, and she continues to be a trailblazer for women all around the world. 


Next up is Rihanna, who has gone from a little Barbadian island kid to a fashion icon, iconic musician, and trailblazing entrepreneur, to mention a few accomplishments. According to AfroTech in 2021, Rihanna's net worth is $1.4 billion, which is a new record for her. 

While fans wait for new music from the 34-year-old, she continues to rise through the ranks of the fashion industry with her successful Fenty Beauty line and the equally lucrative Savage x Fenty lingerie line. In areas where the standard does not represent people who look like us, both of her brands have established the basis for inclusivity. 

Johnsona, Sheila 

Sheila Johnson is a pioneer who continues to raise the bar for Black women who want to amass riches. She is the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and has a net worth of $780 million dollars. 

Johnson acted as a cultural liaison to the Middle East for the US Information Agency and helped to build the National Music Conservatory of Jordan, in addition to assisting to create the network based on Black entertainment and culture. Salamander Hotels and Resorts now employs her as the CEO. 


It could be said that becoming a superstar was in this Texas native's blood. Beyoncé has effectively cemented her place as one of the greatest entertainers of all time, but she is all about her business...man. 

Beyoncé's net worth is estimated to be $500 million by Celebrity Net Worth, compared to $450 million by Forbes. Her fortune stems from her musical activities as well as her work with Disney on films such as "The Lion King" and "Black Is King." Furthermore, her popular Ivy Park clothing and footwear collection continues to sell out within minutes of its release. 

Grede, Emma 

Emma Grede is a newbie to the list of the highest-paid women, but she has earned her spot with a net worth of $360 million. 

She is the CEO of Good American when she isn't creating history as the first Black woman to serve as a regular guest judge on "Shark Tank." She's also the Chief Product Officer at Skims, a shapewear company. 

Serena Williams is a tennis player from the United States. 

When you're the greatest athlete of all time, you're bound to be successful. Serena Williams, a tennis legend and trailblazer, has a net worth of $260 million, making her the first woman to feature on this Forbes list. 

Aside from endorsements and partnerships, Williams has made a lot of money with Serena Ventures, her venture capital firm, which raised $111 million from outside investors earlier this year.

Source: Yahoo.com

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