The “Work” singer is ranked 68th, and although she is listed as a musician, her recognition comes from the success of her cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty and her lingerie line Savage x Fenty. She also did Forbes AmericaThe 2021 Self-Made Women List at # 16. Queen Bey arrives at # 76 and is also listed as a musician. Forbes recognized the success of her On The Run II stadium tour with her husband Jay-Z, the Back home Netflix live and special album, as well as her accomplishments with Ivy Park.
Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay and VP Kamala Harris are also included in the annual review.
To rank powerful women, Forbes “analyzed four metrics: money (GDP, income, assets under management or net worth), media mentions, impact (number of employees, population) and spheres of life. ‘influence’ and ‘examined hard power (mottos and constitutions), dynamic power (audiences, communities and creative influence) and soft power (what leaders do with their influence, and in particular how they have responded to the challenges presented by Covid) in the context of every woman’s domain: business, media, technology, finance, philanthropy, and politics.
Vice President Harris has secured second place now that she has been sworn in after being placed third on the 2020 list. MacKenzie Scott holds the first place, which Forbes says is only the third time. in 18 years on the list that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not No. 1.
See the whole Forbes ranking of the 100 most powerful women in the world here.