|Net Worth||$260 Million|
|Born||February 20, 1988|
|Country of Origin||Barbados|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Singer/Actress|
What is Rihanna’s net worth? Here’s what we know. Born on February 20, 1988, in Barbados, Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) has built quite the following. Much like fellow entertainers Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Eminem, she had a difficult childhood. Rihanna’s father had a drug addiction and she battled crippling headaches.
Her parents divorced when she was 14, and to cope with everything, Rihanna turned to music. When she was 15, she formed a girl group with two of her classmates, and they landed an audition with music producer Evan Rogers, who was visiting the island with his wife.
Unfortunately for Rihanna’s two friends, Rogers was only interested in Rihanna, “The minute Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other two girls didn’t exist,” he revealed. Less than a year later, Rihanna’s life changed forever when she moved to Connecticut with Rogers and his wife to work on recording a demo album. Rihanna’s net worth was nothing to talk about, but that would soon change.
Her debut studio album, Music of the Sun, was released in 2005 after signing with Def Jam Recordings. For a 17-year-old girl from Barbados releasing her debut album, it was a huge success, debuting at number ten on the Billboard 200. And then she reached mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad in 2007.
Needless to say, Rihanna had become a household name in the same way Beyonce and Taylor Swift were. The album debuted at No. 2 and as of 2017, it has sold over nine million copies worldwide. She received seven Grammy nominations for her work on the album.
And then in 2009, months before the release of her fourth studio album, Rihanna was badly beaten by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown. The incident made headlines for several weeks and photos showing Rihanna’s damaged face went viral online. Thankfully, she bounced back from the assault and in 2012, she got her first number one album with the release of Unapologetic.
The album won the Grammy award for Best Urban Contemporary Album. It was also the ninth global best-selling album of 2012 with over two million copies sold worldwide, featuring hit songs like ‘Diamonds’ and ‘Stay’.
After releasing her eighth studio album in 2016, Rihanna has turned her attention to the makeup world. She launched her Fenty Beauty cosmetics brand in September 2017. The brand had immediate success, thanks to its wide range of shades accommodating all types of skin color. Fenty Beauty was named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of 2017. Within one month of release, Fenty Beauty’s sales were valued over $70 million.
What does this all mean? Well, it means her net worth is rapidly increasing. According to the last report, Rihanna has a net worth of $260 million. That’s increased by $30 million from 2017, and as her beauty company grows, so will her bank account. Rihanna’s net worth puts her in the millionaires club with Kanye West, Dr. Dre, and Jay Z.