Beyonce rose to the top.
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5. Beyonce rose to the top.
Beyonce began her career competing in a number of local talent shows - impressing with her natural singing and dancing abilities. She then teamed up with her cousin Kelly Rowland and two classmates to form one of the greatest all-female groups of all time, Destiny's Child. After huge success with the band, Bey decided to go solo and has become a worldwide figure for female empowerment. She now has an estimated worth of $250m.