Megan Thee Stallion Becomes 1st Black Woman To Cover 'Forbes 30 Under 30'

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Megan Thee Stallion has made history as the first Black woman to cover Forbes’ Under 30 Issue, according to the publication.

“It’s really hard to be the first something in 2022, so ahhhhh,” Megan, 27, said as she learned of her historic feat during a sit down with Forbes' Jabari Young.

Forbes estimates the rapper raked in $13 million this year from royalties, ticket sales, endorsements, and merch.

“I can’t slow down right now,” she told Forbes. “I’ll take a break when I’m dead."

Meg first landed on Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list three years ago as she leaped from performing at $500 gigs in her hometown of Houston to collaborating with the likes of Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, BTS, Dua Lipa, Cardi B and more.

“She’s so empowering and so sexy,” Cardi B said. “She’s mega-million Megan.”

The 27-year-old has grown her empire through her endorsement deals with billionaire dollar brands such as Nike, Revlon, Cash App, and Popeyes.

“The cultural influence that hip-hop and artists like Megan now have is unmatched,” says Stacy Taffet, a marketing execu­tive of Frito-Lay, who partnered with Megan to promote its Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. “Our Super Bowl campaign with her outperformed a lot of what we’ve done in the past and exceeded all our expectations.”

On the horizon for Megan is her 2023 world tour, another studio album, and a Netflix deal to create and produce several shows, including a comedy based on her childhood, Forbes reports. Time Inc. is also paying the rapper $3 million to produce a documentary on her life.

Through all of her success, Megan said one of the biggest lessons she's learned is to "save your money."

“I still haven’t made a stupid, crazy purchase," Meg said. "My jewelry is expensive, and my house was expensive, outside of that, I’m not buying 100 cars. Learn how to make your money work for you."

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