Yesterday what was once seen as the impossible happened - Rihanna surpassed Beyonce's net worth. Forbes Magazine announced that Rihanna is now worth $600M, that's 50% more than Beyonce, who is worth just $400M.
Rihanna, Jay Z, and Beyonce have a long history between them. Years ago, there were rumors that Rihanna and Jay Z had a secret fling, behind Beyonce's back.
Whatever happened between Jay and Rihanna, the Brooklyn bred rapper chose Beyonce as his wife. And they now seem to have a model marriage, happy children, and $1.4 billion in combined riches.
But some on social media are asking the question - given that Rihanna is young, and richer than Beyonce . . . did Jay Z choose the right one?
It's a popular discussion on Twitter this morning. Here are some of the comments:
Jay Z f*cked up, shoulda chose the side piece (Rihanna) over wifey (Beyonce)
Rihanna is a hoe bruh. She's just a more marketable and submissive hoe than her peers. All the money in the world couldn't cleanse this demon of her soul.
the fact that shes much younger than B k*lls B more than any other factors u may throw in the equation
Rihanna has emerged as the richest female musician in the world, with a fortune considerably larger than those of the grande dames of pop: Madonna, Céline Dion and Beyoncé.
The 31-year-old, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is worth a staggering $600 million, according to Forbes -- overtaking Madonna by $30 million, and Dion by $150 million.
According to Forbes, the majority of her income comes from her partnership with LVMH, the French luxury goods company that owns the likes of Christian Dior, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton.
Last month, the Barbadian star launched her fashion label Fenty at a pop-up boutique in Paris, becoming the first black woman to create an original brand with LVMH.
Fenty is just the latest of Rihanna's business ventures, joining her lingerie label Savage X Fenty, which she launched last year, and her cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty, set up in 2017.
The cosmetics firm generated an estimated $570 million in revenue in its first 15 months, according to Forbes, while the business magazine estimates that the operation is worth, conservatively, more than $3 billion.