2 days ago (Dec. 8), Forbes released their annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women of 2020. The list included CEOs, politicians, and some of our favorite music stars from all over the world who had an impact this challenging year.
Rihanna was the highest ranked musician at #69. Besides being a brilliant artist, Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is also a philanthropist and entrepreneur, being named “one of the most publicly charitable celebrities.” Her generous donations of around $8M to COVID-19 relief and $2.1 to abuse victims in LA solidified this title and her spot on this year’s list of powerful women.
Beyoncé came in at #72 on the list as both a musician and businesswoman. Forbes spotlighted her wildly successful On The Run II tour with husband Jay-Z, raking in over $250M, the Homecoming Netflix special, and her Adidas and Ivy Park collaboration.
Taylor Swift rounded out the musical artists named to the list at #82. Taylor Swift earned her spot on the coveted list with her release of Lover in 2019 and her support of the Equality Act with her hit single, “You Need to Calm Down.” She followed up her 2019 success with Folklore in July 2020, the first album of the year to sell 1M units, and announced today (Dec. 10) that she will be releasing Folklore‘s “sister album” Evermore at midnight.
Check out Forbes’ full list here.