Rihanna, full name Robyn Rihanna Fenty. She was born February 20, 1988 and is a Barbadian recording artist, singer/songwriter and actress with an estimated net worth of $76 million. She has earned her fortune through being one of the most popular and commercially successful musical artists in the world today. Rihanna was born in St Michael, Barbados and her career started when she met record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003. At the age of just 16 she moved to the USA to pursue her recording career. She sent demo tapes under Rogers guidance to Def Jam records and auditioned with Jay-Z who signed her up immediately.
Q: How Much is Rihanna Worth ?
A: An estimated net worth of $76 million
Rihanna’s debut album “Music of the Sun” (2005) peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the top five hit single “Pon de Replay”. Her second album, “A girl like me”(2006), peaked at number five in the USA and gave her the first hot 100 number one single “SOS”. Rihanna’s third album (2007), “Good Girl Gone Bad”gave her the international hit singles “Umbrella”, “Don’t stop the music”, “Take a bow” and “Disturbia”. She has gone on to do another four albums, the last one which was preceded by the lead single Diamonds which became Rihanna’s 12th number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rihanna as won numerous awards and accolades including 18 Billboard music awards, five Grammy awards, five American music awards and two BRIT awards.
Alongside her music work she has also starred in the film “Battleship”, has taken fashion endorsements for companies like Armani, Gucci, Clinique and Covergirl. She has also helped many charities including her own organisation, The Believe Foundation, which helps terminally ill children around the world.
Rihanna has said that Madonna was her biggest influence and her idol and she said she wants to be the “Black Madonna”, she was a great inspiration especially on her earlier work.
In April 2012, Rihanna was placed at number 20 on Time magazine’s list of the “100 most influential people in the world”, the following month Forbes placed her fourth in their celebrity 100 list, naming her as one of the worlds most powerful celebrities with earnings of $53 million between May 2011 & May 2012.
Rihanna is also extremely popular online in the social network sites being the most popular person on Facebook, having the fourth most of followers on Twitter and the most viewed female artist on YouTube, putting her on top of Forbes list of social networking superstars.
She has also multiple Guinness world records. The first woman in the UK to have five number one singles in five consecutive years, the singer with the most number one singles in a year and the artist with the most digital number one singles in the USA. She has also been named the best selling digital artist of all time in the USA having sold 58 million singles as of 2012.