What’s Rihanna’s Net Worth, History And Career

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The Net Worth Of The Famous Singer Rihanna

Rihanna is a Barbados-born singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur. As of August 2021, Rihanna’s net worth is $1.7 billion. That makes her the richest female musician in the world. Rihanna is one of the most popular and commercially successful music artists in the world today.

A large portion of her net worth is attributable to the value of her Fenty Beauty Line which is a partnership with luxury goods company LVMH. The brand generates north of $100 million in revenue. Rihanna reportedly owns 50% of the partnership and the brand is worth $2-3 billion. She also owns 30% of a lingerie brand called Savage X Fenty which is currently worth around $1 billion.

In 2021, Rihanna shattered records and became the wealthiest female musician in the world. She is now a billionaire. Despite her towering financial success, Rihanna reacted incredibly calmly to the news of billionaire status. She revealed the surprisingly normal first thing she did after learning her net worth passed the lucrative mark.

According to our records she is one of the best selling music artists of all time, and has won multiple awards over the years, including Grammy awards, and many of her studio albums going platinum.

She’s second only to Oprah Winfrey as the richest female entertainer. Oprah, who has an estimated net worth of $2.6 billion according to Forbes, is quite a bit wealthier than the musician. Still, Rihanna is part of the same highly exclusive group as the legendary host. 

History/Early Life Story

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados. She is of Afro-Barbadian, Afro-Guyanese, and Irish descent. She grew up in a rocky home environment due to her father’s alcoholism and crack cocaine addiction, turning to music as a solace.

Her mother is a retired accountant, and her father a warehouse supervisor. Rihanna has 5 siblings: two brothers, two half-sisters and a half-brother.

Rihanna began singing at the young age of just 7 years old. She didn’t graduate high school, and instead decided to focus all of her efforts on her music career.

After being discovered in Barbados by American record producer Evan Rogers, he brought her to the United States where she recorded demos, and was signed to Rogers’ and Carl Sturken’s production company, Syndicated Rhythm Productions.

Rihanna’s Net Worth

Rihanna is one of the most successful singers in the world, and continues to diversify her career.However in 2022, Rihanna’s net worth is estimated to be $1.7 Billion, making her one of the richest singers of all time.

Net Worth:$1.7 Billion
Salary:$70 Million Per Year
Date of Birth:Feb 20, 1988 (34 years old)
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:Singer, Fashion designer, Actor, Music artist, Songwriter


In 2003, Rihanna formed a musical trio with two fellow classmates. She was quickly discovered by an American record producer in Barbados, and he invited Rihanna to his home in the States to record some demo tracks.

Within the same year, Rihanna was signed to Syndicated Rhythm Productions. Jay-Z heard some of the initial tracks that were sent to recording labels, and as the CEO of Def Jam Records, he was desperate to sign Rihanna to the label.

In fact, Rihanna came in one day for a meeting, and the team at Def Jam made sure she didn’t leave the building before they managed to get a signed contract from her.

Signing with Def Jam paved the way to Rihanna’s success you see today; including dozens of awards and multiple platinum awarded albums. In the past couple of years, she’s also begun to diversify into the area of acting, and has played roles in several films.

Her subsequent album releases include “Rated R” (2009), “Loud” (2010), “Talk That Talk” (2011), “Unapologetic” (2012), and “Anti” (2016). Other notable singles she has collaborated on include “Run This Town” (2009) with Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Love the Way You Lie” (2010) with Eminem, “Princess of China” (2012) with Coldplay, “Take Care” (2012) with Drake, and “This Is What You Came For” (2016) with Calvin Harris.

Throughout her career, Rihanna has received numerous awards, including 9 Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 13 American Music Award, and 8 People’s Choice Awards, among many others.


•American Music Awards – Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist (2007, 2008, 2010)

•American Music Awards – Favorite Soul/R&B Album (Loud, 2011)

•Barbados Music Awards – Best New Artist (2006)

•Barbados Music Awards – Best Female Artist of the Year (2006)

•Billboard Latin Music Awards – Crossover Artist of the Year (2013)

•Bravo Otto Awards – Super Singer: Female (2011, 2012)

•BRIT Awards – International Female Solo Artist (2011, 2012)

•Canadian Radio Music Awards – International Solo Artist of the Year (2013)

•CFDA Fashion Awards – Fashion Icon Award (2014)

•Grammy Awards – Best Rap Song (Run This Town, 2010)

•Grammy Awards – Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (The Monster, 2015)

•Guinness World Records – Most Digital Number #1 Singles in the US (2010)

Personal Life

Rihanna has had several high-profile romances, such as with rapper Drake (on-and-off from 2009 to 2016) and Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel (2017 to January 2020). But perhaps her most famous relationship was with rapper Chris Brown. In 2009, reported surfaced that her then-boyfriend Brown has physically assaulted her.

Subsequently leaked photographs showing visible facial injuries on Rihanna confirmed those reports. Brown was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats, and sentenced to community labor and five years of counseling after accepting a plea deal. Rihanna and Brown briefly reunited in 2013 for a few months.

How she Started Fenty

Rihanna’s financial success is primarily because of her work outside of music. In 2017, the musician started Fenty Beauty. The combination of Rihanna’s celebrity status, the brand’s inclusivity, and the high-end but budget-friendly products lifted it to swift success. The Fenty website explains that Rihanna has always loved makeup and wanted to fill a hole she saw in the industry.

Rihanna was still seeing a void in the industry for products that performed across all skin types and tones,” the site explains. “She launched a makeup line ‘so that people everywhere would be included,’ focusing on a wide range of traditionally hard-to-match skin tones, creating formulas that work for all skin types, and pinpointing universal shades.

Rihanna also has her lingerie brand, Savage x Fenty, which emphasizes inclusivity for all body types. Combined, these businesses were incredibly lucrative for the singer.

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