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How Rihanna Created Her Extraordinary Fortune

Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, has made her money through various avenues, including her successful music career, fashion and beauty ventures, and acting roles. Here are some of the ways she has made her money:


Rihanna is a highly successful recording artist, having sold over 250 million records worldwide. She has released numerous hit singles and albums, including “Umbrella,” “Diamonds,” and “Anti,” which have earned her significant income through record sales, tours, and streaming royalties.

Instagram/badgirlriri | Rihanna is worth an estimated $1.4 – $1.7 billion!


Rihanna has also made her mark in the fashion industry through various collaborations and her own fashion and lingerie lines, Fenty and Savage X Fenty. These ventures have been highly successful, with Fenty Beauty generating over $550 million in its first year alone.


Rihanna has also had some success as an actress, appearing in movies such as “Ocean’s 8” and “Battleship,” and lending her voice to animated films like “Home.”

Overall, Rihanna’s net worth is believed to be around $1.4 to $1.7 billion, making her one of the wealthiest women in entertainment.

Instagram/badgirlriri | Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, has made her money through her successful music career, fashion, and beauty ventures, and acting

Music Sales

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rihanna is worth an estimated $1.4 billion. The singer who is the “top-selling digital artist of all time,” banks on her music for her fortune. This doesn’t mean that she is only into music. Rihanna partners with prominent brands to diversify her income.

Rihanna has sold 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks, according to Roc Nation, her record label.  In 2016 alone, she made $2.5 million from sales, $7.6 million from streaming, and $10.1 million in recording royalties, according to Billboard.


Rihanna doesn’t stay in the music lane alone when it comes to making money.  According to her website, she has endorsement deals with River Island, Mac, Armani, Puma, and Balmain. Also, she has featured in many movies like “This Is The End,” “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” and “Ocean’s 8.”

She is also into makeup, perfume, and lingerie line. She is a marketable celebrity who can sell everything she puts her hands upon. The music mogul has also invested in real estate and has never allowed bad business to stop her from making more investments. She learns from her financial woes and kicks off better than we met her the last time.

Instagram/badgirlriri | Rihanna has sold 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks

Needless to say, Rihanna owes her success to her music career, which opened many doors for her in entrepreneurship, business and branding. The “Rude Boy” singer has enjoyed a decorated career and earned many accolades during her reign, including:

  1. Grammy Awards: Rihanna has won nine Grammy Awards, including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Umbrella” and Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Unapologetic.”
  2. Billboard Music Awards: Rihanna has won 14 Billboard Music Awards, including Top Hot 100 Song for “We Found Love” and Top R&B Song for “Work.”
  3. MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna has won eight MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year for “Umbrella” and Best Collaboration for “Work.”
  4. American Music Awards: Rihanna has won seven American Music Awards, including Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.
  5. BET Awards: Rihanna has won four BET Awards, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Video of the Year for “Umbrella.”

These are just a few examples of the many awards Rihanna has earned for her music.

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