Rihanna, the Barbadian singer and songwriter is currently the world’s richest female musician. The 31-year-old is also a businesswoman, fashion designer, and philanthropist. Rihanna has won 9 Grammy Awards in her illustrious career and has sold more than 250 million records, becoming one of the world’s best-selling music artists.
Rihanna is hugely inspired by Madonna and said that she wanted to be known as the ‘Black Madonna’. She is also influenced by Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Celine Dion, Grace Jones, Lil’ Kim, Alicia Keys, Prince, Fefe Dobson, and Brandy. One of her favourite artists of all time is Bob Marley.
Born on 20 February 1988 as Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Saint Michael, Barbados to Monica and Ronald Fenty. Growing up in Bridgetown, her father was an alcohol and drug addict. She has two brothers, two half-sisters and a half-brother. She went to Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School and then to Combermere High School where she studied alongside international cricketers Chris Jordan and Carlos Brathwaite.
She formed a musical trio in 2003 with her classmates. Meanwhile, American record producer Evan Rogers heard Rihanna and was mighty impressed. After talking to her mother, she recorded some demo tapes for Rogers. Her demo recordings “Pon de Replay” and “The Last Time” were later added in her debut album Music of the Sun.
At the age of 16, Rihanna was signed by Def Jam records. Her first album Music of the Sun released in 2005 and went on to sell 2 million copies.
The global pop icon then went on to make innumerable music albums and hit songs including “Unfaithful,” “Umbrella,” “Disturbia,” “Take a Bow,” “Diamonds” and “We Found Love.”
The singer went on to win many accolades and awards including 9 Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 8 People’s Choice Awards, among others.
In her long career, she has toured the world over, headlining them. She started her first tour in 2006 – Rihanna: Live in Concert, then she continued Good Girl Gone Bad Tour from 2007 to 2009. In 2010 and 2011, the name of her tour was Last Girl on Earth. The same year she did the Loud Tour, following with Diamonds World Tour in 2013 and Anti World Tour in 2016.
Rihanna worked her magic into films as well. She made her big-screen debut with Bring It On: All or Nothing in 2006. She went on to do Battleship, This Is the End, Home, and Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets. But, her work in 2018’s heist-comedy Ocean’s 8 was amazing.
Rihanna Net Worth:
The pop sensation is the world’s richest female musician. Rihanna net worth is estimated to be 600 million dollars according to Forbes. The 31-year-old even leads her greatest inspiration Madonna whose net worth is 570 million dollars. Céline Dion ($450 million) and Beyoncé ($400 million) are behind her on the list.
The singer’s Diamonds World Tour in 2013 had grossed a whopping 140 million dollars. In 2016, she signed a 25 million dollars deal with the tech giant Samsung for the title sponsorship for her 2016 Anti World Tour.
Rihanna net worth is boosted by the 215 million hits for her tracks on YouTube. She has sold more than 60 million albums. In 2016 alone, she earned 7.6 million dollars from streaming and 2.5 million dollars from selling her albums.
Rihanna bought a 925,000 dollars apartment in 2016 known as “the Millionaire Mile,” In Los Angeles. In 2017, she paid a huge sum of 6.8 million dollars for a 7,130-square-foot Hollywood Hills estate which had a movie theatre and a spa but later put on a sale for 7.4 million dollars.
She also bought a property in West Hollywood in 2017 for 2.75 million dollars and later rented it for 16,500 dollars monthly which she finally sold the property in 2018. In 2019, she disclosed that she is living in 2019 in a seven-bedroom mansion, costing 20,363 dollars a week.
The cost of her beauty is no less. She spends a mammoth 38,000 dollars which includes make-up, personal make-up artist, personal dermatologist, and contour tanning.
Rihanna is a co-owner in the new streaming service Tidal. Her company Fenty Beauty earned reportedly 100 million dollars in its first week and 570 million dollars in 2018.
Rihanna Best Quotes:
“I want to give people a taste of the Caribbean, and show them the fun side of me.” – Rihanna
“I am a child but I have to think and act like a woman, this business forces you to.” – Rihanna
“Dancing was always part of my culture growing up in Barbados. When I shot my 1st video I worked really hard with my choreographer to perfect the routines.” – Rihanna
“People think because we’re young, we aren’t complex, but that’s not true. We deal with life and love and broken hearts in the same way a woman a few years older might.” – Rihanna
Rihanna Social Media:
Rihanna has 74.5 million followers on Instagram.
She has another 93.2 million followers on Twitter.
🥰 so proud to say that @fentybeauty is NOW available at Tmall Global, and in Hong Kong & Macau at T Galleria by @DFSOfficial @sephorahongkong @harveynicholshk, Beauty Bazaar & Beauty Avenue. pic.twitter.com/q8Z6Pb3hP7
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 3, 2019