Rihanna Net Worth and Salary

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Rihanna net worth: How did Rihanna attain success?  Here’s what we’ve compiled from her deals, endorsements, investment, salary, net worth and music.

Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian beauty who engages in singing, acting, fashion designing and business.

She has attained the status of been one of the best selling artist of all times as she has sold over 250 million songs and 41 million albums worldwide.

Rihanna has the niche for doing different kinds of music such as pop, r&b, dance and reggae. She has made a name for herself in the music industry as she is currently the richest female artist in the world.

Rihanna, Rihanna Net Worth and Salary

How much is Rihanna Worth?

Net Worth$600 Million
Sources of WealthSinging, Acting, Investments
Date of BirthFebruary 20, 1988
Age 31
Residence London, United Kingdom

Early Life

Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988, in Barbados to a Barbadian father and Guyanese mother. Her dad Ronald Fenty was a warehouse supervisor while the mom Monica was an accountant.

At a young age, she helped her dad to sell cloth in the stalls and also enjoyed listening to music. Her dad was addicted to cocaine and alcohol which affected the family negatively and led to divorce.

During her childhood, she had many CT scans due to the continuous headaches she experienced.
At first, it was thought to be a tumour but later realised it to be stress and trauma from home and her health improved when her parents separated.

Pertaining to her education, she studied at Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School and Combermere High School though she didn’t graduate from high school and decided to pursue her music career.


In pursuit of her musical career, she formed a group with two of her classmates. An American record producer Evan Rodgers while on vacation in Barbados met Rihanna and Evans was stunted at her talent. She got signed to Syndicated Rhythm Productions in 2003.

With the help of Rodgers, he recorded a demo that led to an audition with hip-hop star Jay-Z who at that time headed the ‘Def Jam ‘ record label. He was impressed by her and signed her to ‘Def Jam’. She then relocated from Barbados to the United States to stay with Rodgers and his wife.


In 2005, after months of work and working with different producers, she released her first single, ‘Pon de Replay’ which was a major hit, topping chart across different countries.

She has continued to release hit singles which include; ‘Umbrella’, ‘What’s my name’, ‘Love the Way You Lie’, ‘We Found Love’, ‘Only Girl in the World’, ‘Diamonds’, and the popular dance song ‘Work’.

She decided to venture into acting and has starred in movies such as Battleship (2012), Valerian and
the City of a Thousand planets (2017) and the heist movie ‘Ocean 8’ (2018).

As at 2019, her net worth is estimated to be $600 Million, making her the richest female artist.

How did Rihanna amass such Net Worth?

The story of a Barbadian who moved from a little beginning to become the richest female artist at
the age of 31, surpassing notable names like Madonna, Celine Dion and Beyonce is something interesting to discuss.

She made millions from her record-breaking singles but all her money didn’t come from there as she made lots of money from her investments in fashion and beauty lines. Rihanna co-owns ‘Fenty Beauty’ that made sales of $570 million in 2018. She also owns “Savage X Fenty Lingerie” line, a Los Angeles based firm that has generated her lots of revenue. She also has investments in other fashion lines.

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Rihanna also makes money from acting and also from endorsements. She has signed tremendous deals with Samsung and Puma. She has won several awards during the course of her career.

Awards & Recognition

Rihanna has won so many awards but below are few of the awards he has gotten;

  • -2011: Best Dance Recording At the 53rd Grammy Awards
  • – 2012: MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year – “We Found Love”
  • -2013: Best Short Form Music Video for “We Found Love” At the 55th Grammy Awards

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