Rihanna, a multitalented singer and businesswoman, is making headlines for her upcoming Super Bowl appearance in Glendale, Arizona, on February 12.
Rihanna, better known as Robyn Fenty, has been a part of the entertainment business since she was a teenager following the release of her 2005 hit single "Pon De Replay." Since then, Rihanna has won numerous awards and even established herself in the beauty and fashion industry with the launch of her makeup line Fenty Beauty and her lingerie brand Savage X Fenty.
According to Forbes, Rihanna has become the world's youngest self-made billionaire because of her career choices. Now is the time to get a complete picture of her life before fame, her estimated $1.7 billion net worth, and how she became a billionaire in the first place.
Rihanna was born in Barbados on February 20, 1988, to Monica Braithwaite and Ronald Fenty. Rihanna's parents separated when she was a teenager due to Ronald's addiction to drugs and alcohol. During that time, Rihanna turned to music as an outlet. Evan Rogers would eventually meet Rihanna after friends introduced her to her while the record producer was on vacation with his wife in Barbados in 2003.
Rihanna would travel back and forth from Connecticut to Barbados as she recorded her demo, which consisted of four songs, including "Pon De Replay," at Roger's house. When Rihanna was 16 years old, she decided to go to America to pursue her career, even if it meant leaving her friends behind.
Rihanna decided to move to America in 2004 despite the fact that she would leave her loved ones behind. This decision paid off as Rihanna's demo ultimately ended up at Def Jam Records. Later, Rihanna auditioned for Def Jam executives and her now long-time manager Jay-Z.
Rihanna's rise to fame began with the release of her single "Pon De Replay" in May 2005, and her debut studio album, "Music of the Sun," later that year. To date, that album has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
Rihanna released her second album, "A Girl Like Me," the following year. Her third album, "A Good Girl Gone Bad," was praised by fans and critics alike, and its opening song, "Umbrella," was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration by the singer.
Rihanna has released five more studio albums since she launched in 2017, the most recent being 2016's "Anti," and a handful of singles. Rihanna has sold 60 million albums worldwide since then, including the release of Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty.
Rihanna's net worth is now at an all-time high.
Rihanna is said to be worth $1.7 billion, despite contradicting reports, according to Celebrity Net Worth. According to the website, the majority of Rihanna's fortune comes from the "value" of the entrepreneur's Fenty Beauty line, which she owns 50% of due to her partnership with LVMH, a French luxury goods company.
Rihanna's cosmetic business profited $100 million in its first month in 2017 and more $550 million in annual sales that year, according to a Forbes article.
Rihanna owns 30% of Savage X Fenty, an all-inclusive lingerie brand that sells undergarments, sleep, and loungewear, as a result of her partnership with LVMH. According to the report, Savage X Fenty is worth $1 billion, which means her share of the company is roughly $270 million.
Rihanna's income from album sales is still being determined, as a result of a partnership and ticket sales, according to the New York Post. Despite Rihanna not releasing a full-length studio album or touring in over seven years, the news outlet claims she was given $25 million for 40 performances during her 2016 "Anti" world tour.
Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour, which she described as the "highest-grossing" tour of 2013, generated $140 million in ticket sales in 2013.
Rihanna's net worth may take another enormous leap by the time you read this article due to the amount of publicity she is already getting in anticipation of her appearance at the 2023 Super Bowl.