Nobody knows how to work work work work work more than Rihanna. She’s got years’ worth of chart-topping songs under her belt, and her fans keep begging for more. But Bad Gal RiRi is no longer “just” a singer—she’s an entrepreneur, an actor, a cosmetics company owner, and a fashion designer, to name just a few of her impressive accomplishments. Thanks to her ambition, she has created her own massive empire and it’s worth millions.
Rihanna is now officially the world’s richest female musician (yep, she beat Beyoncé and Lady Gaga). And despite being known first as a singer, RiRi has actually made most of her money from other business ventures. Her first major success was Fenty Beauty back in September 2017. The cosmetics brand—which launched with an impressive 40-shade foundation range—was such a hit that it made $100 million in sales within its first month. Um, casual! And with new products launching every season, the brand continues to be a huge success. Like, to the tune of $3 billion huge.
But because Rihanna is Rihanna and apparently doesn’t need sleep, she decided to also dabble in retail, launching a lingerie line called Savage x Fenty in May 2018. It got major praise for having inclusive sizing, and the fashion shows for each collection are always diverse as hell.
So she’s got countless bops, fire beauty products, and a beautiful lingerie line under her belt...and now Rihanna is adding yet ANOTHER brand to her name. ICYMI, she just launched her luxury clothing house, Fenty, under the mega-company LVMH. LVMH also owns Dior and Givenchy, but Fenty is its first new luxury clothing line in 30 years. With the launch of Fenty, Rihanna is now the first black woman to run a major luxury fashion house. (Side note: It’s ridic that it’s taken so long for that milestone to happen....)
Thanks to all her brands—and her tireless work ethic—Rihanna is now worth a whopping $600 MILLION. I think I’m gonna need to sit down for a minute, ’cause my brain is spinning trying to comprehend all that cash.