Entertainment: Barbados-born Rihanna named world's richest female musician

Barbadian-born Rihanna has been named by Forbes magazine as the wealthiest female musician in the world.

Rihanna, 31, has amassed a US$600 million fortune after launching wildly popular businesses in makeup and lingerie, according to Forbes.

The singer's Fenty Beauty makeup line launched in 2017 at Sephora and reportedly made US$100 million in sales in its first few weeks, in part due to its focus on diversity.

She is also behind the Fenty Savage lingerie line and is expected to be the first woman to create an original brand at LVMH, the French luxury fashion house.