Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbados-born singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur born on February 20, 1988. She is of Afro-Barbadian, Afro-Guyanese, and Irish descent.
She is one of the most popular and commercially successful music artists in the world today.
The Barbados-born singer rose to fame in 2005 with her debut album, “Music of the Sun”, since then, it has been a whirlwind of tours, awards ceremonies, talk show and red carpet appearances, acting jobs, and fashion empires.
Rihanna had a rough start while growing up due to her father’s alcoholism and crack cocaine addiction.
She would often turn to music as a solace.
She was discovered in Barbados by American record producer Evan Rogers.
Evans 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 has been involved in several high-profile relationships, such as with rapper Drake, a relationship that was on-and-off from 2009 to 2016.
After Drake, Rihanna found love again, with Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel from 2017 to January 2020.
Her most famous relationship was with rapper Chris Brown. In 2009, Brown reportedly physically assaulted Rihanna. He was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats, and sentenced to community labor and five years of counseling after accepting a plea deal.
The duo reunited in 2013 and dated for a few months.
In May 2021, it was revealed that Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rockey were in a relationship. This relationship produced a son in May 2022. During the Super Bowl LVII halftime performance, Rihanna revealed she’s pregnant with their second child.
Rihanna net worth
With large portion of her net worth attributable to the value of her Fenty Beauty Line which is a partnership with luxury goods company LVMH, Rihanna has amassed a net worth of $1.7 billion. That net worth makes Rihanna the richest female musician in the world.
The brand generates $100 million in revenue and Rihanna reportedly owns 50% of the partnership. The brand is worth $2-3 billion. She also owns 30% of a lingerie brand called Savage X Fenty currently worth around $1 billion.
In a given year, Rihanna earns $40 – $80 million from her expanding empire.