Forbes magazine annually makes several lists of the richest people in the world. And if in the ratings of businessmen everything is more or less stable, then among the richest world celebrities, surprising discoveries often happen. In 2018, 14 women were included in the list of the most wealthy stars, and the rest of the places were divided between men. Unfortunately, there is not a single representative of Russia among the world's richest female celebrities. The list of the richest women stars from Forbes includes representatives of the music industry, television, actresses and even a writer. But the highest position among women took the youngest representative of the list - Kylie Jenner.
Kylie Jenner: 3rd place with an income of $ 166.5 millionFirst place among the richest women in the world in 2018 according to Forbes
A 20-year-old representative of the Kardashian-Jenner family reality in 2018 is a reason for pride. The youngest of five sisters outdid all family members and even her famous sister Kim Kardashian, earning a considerable amount of money on her own cosmetic brand..
The company for the sale of cosmetics Kylie Cosmetics girl founded just a couple of years ago. And during this time, it has grown so much that experts estimate its market value at about $ 800 million. There is a lot of credit for social networks, where Kylie is followed by a multimillion army of fans.
The legendary liquid matte lipstick Lip Kits has become the most popular product of the cosmetic brand. She was bought in the online store just a day after the start of sales. And this is despite the fact that the market value of lipstick is ten times higher than the price of its purchase. Well, the fans did their best, bringing their favorite multimillion-dollar incomes and the highest position in Forbes magazine among female celebrities.
Judith Sheindlin: 4th place with an income of $ 147 millionThe second place ranking Forbes among famous women of the world
Judith has earned popularity through her own show, Judge Judy. The show went on television as many as 22 seasons. It was one of the most successful and rated projects in the entire history of the American television industry. Each program gathered in front of the screens about ten million viewers.
Judith got on TV at a rather mature age - then she was almost 52 years old. Prior to that, she worked for 25 years in the New York Family Court, and therefore has considerable experience in legal matters. And before that, she studied at a law school, where she was the only girl among guys.
Judith is now 75 years old and she has something to be proud of. Last year, her work was appreciated and the host received the third Emmy Award for her television show.
Her annual fee for participating in the transfer is $ 47 million. True, this is the amount before all taxes. Interestingly, Judith Sheindlin has Russian as well as Ukrainian roots.
Ellen DeGeneres: 15th place with an income of $ 87.5 millionThird place in the ranking of the richest female celebrities in 2018
Ellen is a TV star who has been running her own show for almost 15 years. Each issue is gaining multimillion-dollar views, but the highest-rated program in a woman’s life was an episode of her Ellen series, where she confessed her homosexuality. The release came out almost 20 years ago, and then 44 million people watched it.
The 60-year-old Degeners already has 14 Emmy awards, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former US President Barack Obama. In 2018, she also received a new status, becoming the first woman to earn a record $ 20 million for the release of the show.
Television fees are not Ellen's only source of income. She brings profit and advertising contracts, and work as a producer of the TV show Little Big Shots, which is released on NBC. DeDzheners also owns a company that developed Heads Up, a popular game in the USA.
Katy Perry: 19th place with an income of $ 83 millionThe fourth place among the richest women stars of the world
The singer gained worldwide popularity in 2008 after the release of the hit "I kissed a girl", included in the successful album "One of the Boys". After that, Kathy released hit after hit, and in 2016 she sang the song "Rise", which became the official anthem of the 2016 Olympics.
Perry is known for her ability to work. As part of the tour, dedicated to the release of her fifth album, the singer gave 80 concerts. The last tour allowed the singer to become $ 1 million richer.
In addition, Kathy is involved in television projects. A good fee she received on the show American Idol, where she was invited as a judge.
Taylor Swift: 21 place with an income of $ 80 millionFifth place among famous women in the Forbes rating for 2018
Taylor boasts that her album "Reputation" has become the best-selling music album for 2017, with a circulation of nearly 2 million copies.
It is not known what contributed to such popularity - the songs themselves or the Taylor scandal with the former producer Kanye West. The latter, by the way, is the husband of another richest female celebrity, Kim Kardashian. However, the fact remains that Swift earned an impressive amount on the album.
Just like Katy Perry, Taylor tours a lot. The previous tour brought her almost $ 250 million, so there is every reason to assume that the next one will become even more profitable.
In addition to music, Taylor earns a lot of money on advertising contracts. Over the past year, she has appeared in commercials of such famous companies as Coca-Cola, Apple, and Keds.
Kim Kardashian: 30th place with an income of $ 67 millionSixth place ranking stars
The most famous representative of the Kardashian family, following the younger sister Kylie, decided to launch her own brand of cosmetics KKW Beauty. By focusing on perfume and face contouring, the company managed to get a sum of a little less than $ 100 million!
Kim brings a considerable income to the instagram page, where 114 million people have subscribed to it, as well as the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood venture mobile app.
Beyoncé Knowles: 35th place with an income of $ 60 millionSeventh place among the richest female celebrities in the world
The singer receives most of her income from her musical activities. The tour called "On The Run II", where Beyonce went with her husband, rapper Jay-Z, collects about $ 5 million per day.
Last year, the diva released the album "Lemonade", which was already the second "visual" (all tracks were supplemented with a video and watch videos) and the sixth solo album by Beyonce. The first "visual" album was released by the singer back in 2013.
In addition, the popular singer is a co-owner of Tidal music application, created by her husband Jay-Z together with friends.
JK Rowling: 42 place with an income of $ 54 millionEighth place in the ranking of the richest women in the world in 2018
Surprisingly, even despite the fact that the last book about Harry Potter was published several years ago, the writer is still increasing her capital.
In addition to selling books about the boy wizard, Joan has a good income from using the image and name of her main character in theme parks in Florida, California, and Japan. In addition, Rowling receives a fee from theatrical productions, which are shown on Broadway and in the West End, London.
Pink: 45th place with an income of $ 52 millionNinth place in the ranking of Forbes among famous women
Even in spite of the fact that most Pink fans have long become adults, they do not leave their favorite and continue to attend her concerts. This proved last year's tour "Beautiful Trauma", which brought the 38-year-old singer a considerable fee.
Lady Gaga: 49th place with an income of $ 50 millionTenth place ranking the richest female stars in the world
Significant amounts of Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stephanie Germanotta, earned her music. This year, the singer has a world tour planned. The first concerts have already been visited by millions of her fans.
For the remaining year, the 32-year-old singer has no less ambitious plans. In December, she is going to give concerts in Las Vegas, starting her series of performances with them. The shows will be held in the famous entertainment complex MGM Park Theater. The contract of the singer is concluded for two years and will bring an impressive income to Lady Gaga.
Jennifer Lopez: 53rd place with an income of $ 47 millionThe eleventh place in the ranking of the richest women in the world in 2018
A Latin American singer and actress ranked higher on the Forbes list compared with 2017: her income rose by 24%. The main source is its main activity - music. This year, Jennifer released a successful single "Dinero" in collaboration with DJ Khalid and Cardi.
In addition, Lopez worked well at dancing. Celebrity took part in the popular American television show "World of Dance".
Sofia Vergara: 68th place with an income of $ 42.5 millionThe twelfth place ranking the richest female celebrities in the world
Sophia uses her popularity to the full and earns income not only from the filming of movies and TV shows, but also from advertising contracts.
This year, 46-year-old Vergara received good royalties for roles in motion pictures "Addiction" and "Female Brain". As well as the actress took part in the scoring of the cartoon "Emodzhi Film", released in 2017.
In addition, the star of the popular TV series "American Family" has received income from contracts with a brand of cosmetics and coffee brand.
Scarlett Johansson: 76th place with an income of $ 40.5 millionThe thirteenth place in the ranking of Forbes among female stars
This year was successful in the film career of the actress. Her role in the movie "The Avengers" has become quite noticeable and very fond of the audience. The image of the Russian spy was very profitable for Scarlett’s budget.
Marvel Studio, making films about superheroes, said it was going to make a separate film about the "Black widow" - a character that the actress embodied on the silver screen. Work on the blockbuster is already underway.
Rihanna: 84th place with an income of $ 37.5 millionFourteenth place among the richest famous women in the world in 2018
This year, Riri's revenues, as affectionately called by her fans, have fallen somewhat. It’s all because of the romance with the Arab billionaire, in which the singer went head over heels, launching a little not only a figure, but also a musical career.
Nevertheless, the 30-year-old singer received royalties for advertising, for example, for cooperation with the lingerie firm Savage Lingerie and the cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty.
The last tour of Rihanna was held in 2016. The fans, of course, were a little bored by their favorite, but this year they were able to enjoy her work already in the field of cinema - the girl appeared in the film “8 Ocean's Friends”.
To compile the ranking, incomes of celebrities from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018 were taken into account. Interestingly, the evaluation did not take into account the fees that celebrities pay agents, managers or lawyers.