It’s hard to name something Robyn Rihanna Fenty can’t slay. Her records are guaranteed hits, Fenty beauty products sell out in minutes, Savage’s online store is always running out of stock and she just released a highly-anticipated luxury fashion line. Even though she hasn’t released music in almost three years, to say Rihanna’s been working hard is an understatement. Still, the Rihanna Navy desperately wants to know where’s the music. She’s probably not in a rush to bust out records because tbh Rihanna doesn’t need to make music to make money. All her business ventures help her rack up a net worth in the hundreds of millions. Here’s everything you need to know about Rihanna’s net worth and how she makes her money.
Originally from Barbados, Rihanna moved to the United States to pursue her music career. Ever since she released her first single “Pon De Replay,” Rihanna’s music career has taken off, making her lots of money along the way. In 2005, Rihanna debuted her first studio album, Music of the Sun. Since then, she’s released seven more chart-topping albums, including her most recent, Anti, in 2016. The albums have included a crazy amount of radio hits including “Work,” “Diamonds” and “We Found Love.” Those don’t even include the times she’s featured on other artists’ songs, like the DJ Khlaled hit “Wild Thoughts.” In 2016 alone, Rihanna earned $10.1 million from master recording royalties, according to Billboard. Along the way, Rihanna’s won nine Grammys and received countless nominations, which have definitely made her stock go way up.
To perform and promote her music, Rihanna has also gone on several tours, earning her money from things like ticket sales and sponsorship deals. According to the New York Post, Rihanna made a $25 million deal with Samsung to promote them during her 2016 Anti World Tour. The tour itself grossed about $40 million.
Not only is Rihanna a musician, but the 31-year-old is also a businesswoman. Rihanna’s ventures span everything from her beauty line to the agency she co-launched to help artists book jobs. One of the first products Rihanna helped designed was her 2011 fragrance, Reb’l Fleur. She’s released a total for four fragrances, the last one, Rogue, in 2014.
In 2015, it was revealed that Rihanna and other artists like Chris Martin and Nicki Minaj were part co-owners to Jay-Z’s Tidal music streaming service. That same year she co-launched a beauty and stylist agency, Fr8me, to help artists book hair, makeup and styling gigs for things like commercials, ad campaigns and red carpet appearances.
Rihanna’s known for her ability to slay any style effortlessly, so she also found a way to capitalize on beauty. In 2017, Rihanna launched her cosmetics company, Fenty Beauty. It was automatically a hit for its products’ inclusivity of a wide range of skin shades. According to W Magazine, Fenty Beauty made more than half a billion dollars in its first year.
Rihanna’s also lent her fashion sense to brands like Armani, River Island and Puma. But now she’s officially launched her own clothing companies. In 2018, she launched a lingerie brand called Savage X Fenty and most recently she launched a luxury fashion brand full of statement pieces simply called Fenty.
The list of things Rihanna can’t do is basically non-existent. Aside from being a singer and fashion designer, Rihanna’s also flexed her acting chops. Her first-ever role was a cameo as herself on Bring It On: All or Nothing. Since then, she’s starred in movies opposite A-list actresses like Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway. her film credits include parts in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Bates Motel, and Ocean’s 8.
With Rihanna being such a global superstar, it isn’t hard to understand why companies want Rihanna as the face of their brands. Her influential power is almost incomparable. Rihanna’s had a ton of endorsement deals with companies like Kodak, Mac Cosmetics and Budweiser. In 2015, Rihanna became the first black woman to be the face of Dior.
With so much on her plate, it isn’t hard to tell Rihanna’s pockets are loaded. All her ventures make her millions and millions of dollars.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rihanna’s brand is valued at $260 million. If she really does release a new album this year, then she’ll be banking even more coins.
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