There Are Only 4 Black Women in Forbes’ 100 Richest Celebrities List of 2019

Jason Pham

Do better, Hollywood. The highest-paid Black women in Forbes’ list of the 100 richest celebrities of 2019 illustrate how Black women continue to be systematically underpaid across all industries. Forbes released its annual list of the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities on Thursday, June 4. Of the 100 celebrities included, only four of them were Black women.

The list spanned celebrities from TV and film to sports and music. Kylie Jenner, who has had some controversy over her billionaire status, still came in at number-one with a $590 million net worth. After Kylie was her brother-in-law, Kanye West who made $170 million in the past year. As a whole, women represented only 20 of the 100 celebrities represented in that...

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