The most successful female country music singer, Dolly Parton has composed more than 3,000 songs and sold over 100 million worldwide; winning 8 Grammy Awards. Her business ventures include the theme park Dollywood (a dinner theatre, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, waterpark Dollywood’s Splash Country) and production company Sandollar Productions.
With over 200 million albums sold worldwide, Mariah Carey is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. As of November 2011, her net worth was reported at $500 million. She also has lines of jewelry, shoes and fragrances.
Not just a singer, Madonna has always been a savvy businesswoman since becoming a celebrity. She has sold more than 300 million albums worldwide earning her entry in the Guinness World Records of world’s top-selling female recording artist of all time. With decline in album sales, her concerts are still among the highest earners, grossing over $1 billion in 30 year career.
She launched her clothing line Material Girl in 2010; the line is sold exclusively at Macy’s. Together with her manager Guy Oseary and Mark Mastrov, Madonna is owner of Hard Candy Fitness (a chain of international fitness centers). Madonna’s other investments and companies include production companies Boy Toy Inc., Semtex Girls and fashion line Truth or Dare by Madonna. Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, is learning her entrepreneurial skills. After helping her mother in designing the Material Girl collection, Lourdes started her own make-up and beauty products Material Girl Beauty, a spin of the brand Material Girl.