Rihanna is now a billionaire and she has made her way to Forbes’ annual billionaire’s list. She has now become the wealthiest female musician in the world, alongside Jay-Z and Kanye West, who are also both billionaires.
Though Rihanna is known for her successful music career, she has also made a name in the business world. In fact, a large part of her billionaire status comes from her brands, Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty lingerie line. So, how much is she worth today?
The Start of Rihanna’s Music Career and Acting Career
When Jay-Z was still the CEO of Def Jam Records, he heard RiRi’s demo that, he invited her to audition for him. She was then signed to a six-album record deal in 2004.
Her debut studio album, Music of the Sun, dropped in August 2005, followed by her second LP, A Girl Like Me, in April 2006. In 2007, she released Good Girl Gone Bad and its lead single, “Umbrella,” earned her a Grammy in 2008.
She then dropped one album after another, like Rated R in 2009, Loud in 2010, Talk That Talk in 2011, Unapologetic in 2012 and Anti in 2016.
She also has collaborations with Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Run this Town;” with Eminem, “Love the Way You Lie;” with Coldplay, “Princess of China;” with Drake, “Take Care;” and with Calvin Harris, “This Is What You Came For.”
Rihanna also ventured into the big and small screen. She did a cameo in Bring It On: All or Nothing in 2006 and had a TV program, Styled to Rock, in 2012.
She was also seen in Battleship, Valerian and City of a Thousand Planets, Ocean’s 8 and Guava Island. She also lent her voice for Tip in the animated movie Home.
Rihanna’s Business Empire
Aside from a successful music career, Rihanna also has several triumphant business ventures.
She had a $25-million contract with Samsung to promote the brand’s Galaxy line in 2015. She also works with different brands, like MAC Cosmetics, Armani, Dior, Gucci and more.
She used to be Puma’s creative director in 2014 and the co-owner of the music streaming service, Tidal, with Jay-Z, Madonna and Kanye West.
In 2017, she launched her own makeup line, Fenty Beauty, collaborating with the luxury maker LVMH’s Kendo Brands. For its first two months, it quickly earned a revenue of $100 million.
In a year, it made $570 million. It said to have a total value of $2-$3 billion, based on a seven-time revenue multiple.
She reportedly owns 50% of it and her stake is said to be worth $1-$1.5 pre-tax.
In addition, she also co-owns the lingerie brand Savage X Fenty, which she launched in 2018. She reportedly owns 30% of the brand and it is now worth $1 billion.
These things made Rihanna $1.7 billion rich today, per Celebrity Net Worth.
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