American female artistes Rihanna, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift have made it on to Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. The publication offered a list of influential women who have made a difference in the world, with the three singers named among the most powerful women in the world.
Oprah Winfrey was the highest ranking entertainment figure on the list, nabbing the 20th spot. Rihanna was named as number 69, with Beyoncé taking 72nd place and director Ava DuVernay in 79 spot.
Taylor Swift was listed as 82nd, while Reese Witherspoon was narrowly behind, making up the 92nd slot. The Forbes list was dominated by world leaders and business moguls, with Angela Merkel beating out stiff competition for the top spot.
US Vice President elect Kamala Harris, who made history with her new position, was third and Queen Elizabeth landed in 46. Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon also made the rankings thanks to her efforts in the coronavirus pandemic, soaring to 59th on the list. Throughout this year, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Rihanna have earned their places in the list, showing their charitable sides during the Covid-19 crisis.
They have collectively donated millions of dollars to those in need, as well as incredible amounts of PPE and hand sanitizers to those working on the front line. The Kardashians and Jenners were snubbed from the list despite their huge public following, and growing beauty and shapewear empire.