Rihanna is an inspiration to many in various ways. Be it her talent, her involvement in business ventures or her philanthropic activities, she has been the best in every single venture. The singer/businesswoman is worth a $245 million. She has built her net worth by her music sales, concert tours, business partnerships and of course a vast number of endorsement deals.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in Saint Michael Barbados. She grew up in Bridgetown and sold clothes with her father on a street stall. She began to sing at the age of seven. Rihanna attended Charles F.Broome Memorial Primary School. She chose music career over graduation.
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In 2003, Rihanna auditioned with the American record producer Evan Rogers with her musical trio. Impressed with Rihanna’s voice, Rogers asked her to record some demos to be sent to record labels.
Her demo Pon de Replay was shipped to Def Jam Recordings and was soon signed by the recordings after which she moved to the US. The single Pon de Replay in her debut album Music of the Sun hit the top five categories in various charts in fifteen countries.
After the massive hit of her debut album, Rihanna has released seven other albums including Good Girl Gone Bad, Talk That Talk and Unapologetic, none of which has disappointed her fans.
Her album Unapologetic gained her fans internationally and was accepted as the icon of today’s music. Most of her songs have found their way to the top of the charts including Unfaithful, Umbrella, Work, and We Found Love. She is currently working on her ninth album.
Rihanna has also paved a way to acting. She made a cameo appearance in the film Bring it on: All or Nothing in 2006. Her other films include Battleship, Annie and Ocean’s 8, among the others.
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Her growth has been tremendous ever since she released her first album that Forbes ranked her the fourth most powerful celebrity in 2012.
The fashion icon has also ventured into business. She released her first fragrance Reb’l Fleur in 2011 which grossed $80 million by the end of 2011. After its success, she continued to release fragrances like Rebelle, Nude, Rogue, Rogue Men.
In 2015, Rihanna launched a beauty and stylist agency Fr8me. She also opened a photo agency; A Dog Ate my Homework.
In 2017, Rihanna launched cosmetic company Fenty Beauty in partnership with LVMH’s Kendo Brands.
Rihanna has always made it a point that she’s a fashion icon ever since the beginning of her career. !n 2011, she announced her first venture with Armani. She has collaborated with various fashion house including Dior, Stance and Manolo Blahnik. Rihanna is the creative director of the fashion sportswear Puma.
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Rihanna Net Worth
Rihanna, who began a music career at a tender age of 15, is worth $ 245 million today. It’s no surprise that the 30-year-old singer/entrepreneur has reached heights within 15 years of her career. Apart from her music album sales and concert tours, Rihanna earns millions from her numerous endorsement deals.
She currently resides in her luxurious home in Manhattan, New York City and owns a $14 million penthouse there. $22 million mansion has access to a private beach, golf course, a tennis court, an expensive terrace and two docking areas for yachts.
In 2017, she purchased a Spanish-style five-bedroom home in Beverly Groove for $2.75 million and offered it for sale for $2.85 million within three months.
She recently purchased a 7000 square feet uber-cool mansion at Hollywood Hills for $6.8 million. The house also includes a movie theatre and a spa.
She owns a wide range of luxury cars including Porsche, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper and Jaguar.
She also owns a private jet.
Rihanna has agreed on various endorsement deals including, Cover girl, Clinique, Gucci, Christian Dior, Armani, Manolo Blank, Secret Body Spray, Optus, Kodak, Vita Coco. She collaborated with Mac Cosmetics and released her lines of makeup called RiRi Hearts MAC.
Rihanna earned around $3.2 million from Spotify royalties in 2016. She also signed a $10 million deal with Louis Vuitton in 2016 to create a product line. And another $25 million contract with Samsung to promote Samsung Galaxy line of products.
RiRi’s list of philanthropic activities is endless. As a kid, she always knew that she would help the people/children in distress. Some of her noteworthy activities are-
- She founded Believe Foundation in 2006 to help terminally ill children
- In 2012, she founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, in honour of her grandparents to promote health, education, arts and culture globally
- She supports over 23 charity organisations including UNICEF, BID 2 BEAT AIDS, City of Hope, DKMS, Feeding America, Live Earth, Red Cross, Save the Children and The Black Eyed Peas Foundation
- Signed a games console for Ana auction benefitting Mission Australia
- She became 2007 Cartier LOVECHARITY Bracelet Ambassador
- She performed at Madonna’s Raising Malawi
- Rihanna even used her fame to help a mother of two find a bone marrow donor
- She also performed at a charity concert for Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
- She performed with 15 other female artists, the original song Just Stand Up, for the cause of cancer. It helped in raising $100 million from the event
- Donated over $1 million to the victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and survivors affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
For her generous social activities, Rihanna was recently honoured by Harvard as Humanitarian of the year.
Rihanna is blessed with the voice that can penetrate any soul and with a heart that can mute any voice! All her ventures have been very successful, and we hope this success continues for a very long time. We would love to see our dear RiRi in various other ventures as well.
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