Forbes names 15 richest female celebrities in America

A total of 15 female stars made this year’s Forbes list of America’s richest self-made women. Worth a combined $10.8 billion, these celebrities are taking control of their own fame and fortune.

First on the list, as expected, is TV host Oprah Winfrey, with a net worth of $2.5 billion, who reportedly owned 14 properties in Hawaii plus some real estate in California and Wyoming.

Next to the media mogul are R&B superstar Rihanna, with $1.4 billion net worth; reality TV actress Kim Kardashian, with $1.2 billion net worth; pop sensation Taylor Swift, with $740 million net worth; and social media personality Kylie Jenner, with $680 million net worth.

Occupying the 6th to 10th spots are queen of pop Madonna ($580 million), former Destiny’s Child member Beyoncé Knowles ($540 million), power balladeer Celine Dion ($480 million), TV actress Judy Sheindlin ($480 million), and country music icon Dolly Parton ($440 million).

Rounding up the top 15 are movie actress Reese Witherspoon ($440 million) at number 11, Billboard’s greatest female singer of all time Barbra Streisand ($430 million) at number 12, TV host-comedian Ellen Degeneres ($380 million) at number 13, tennis ace Serena Williams ($290 million) at number 14, and film writer Shonda Rhimes ($250 million) at number 15.