Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known as Rihanna, has evolved from pop megastar to style icon and makeup and fashion entrepreneur. From chart topping hits – bagging 9 Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Award – to shaking up the beauty and fashion world with FENTY, the Barbadian native has made waves across the globe, making herself one of the wealthiest female musicians in the world.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty
February 20, 1988
Saint Michael, Barbados
Roc Nation, Def Jam, SRP, Westbury Road
According to Forbes, Rihanna has an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion (2022) making her the wealthiest female musician in the world – ahead of the likes of Beyonce and even Madonna.
Rihanna is 34 years old.
RiRi has over 25 different tattoos, including; a shark on her ankle, stars railing down the back of her neck, her birth year on her ankle, an elegant cross on her wrist and the iconic symbol of Nefertiti on her ribcage.
Each tattoo has its own meaning with personal connections to friends, elements of her own personality and her faith.
Music of the Sun (2005)
A Girl Like Me (2006)
Good Girl Gone Bad (2007)
Rated R (2009)
Talk That Talk (2011)
A majority of Rihanna’s wealth comes from her cosmetics line Fenty Beauty.
Rihanna is discovered by songwriter and producer Evan Rogers. The pair send a demo to JAY-Z, who was president and CEO of Def Jam Recordings.
Rihanna was called in to audition for JAY-Z in his office in New York. The audition closed with a six-album deal with Def Jam. The singer then released her first album ‘Music of the Sun,’ selling over two million copies worldwide.
“Pon de Replay” tops the charts as the lead single from her debut album.
Rihanna earns her first number 1 single for “SOS” from her second studio album ‘A Girl Like Me.’
Rihanna becomes the ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ with the release of her third album. The new sleek look sees Rihanna drop the innocent teen style for edgy bad gal vibes. Chart-topping hit “Umbrella” is accompanied with a music video showcasing the new Bad Gal RiRi.
Rihanna wins her first Grammy with ‘Umbrella.’
Rihanna is hospitalized with facial injuries when an argument with then-boyfriend Chris Brown results in physical violence.
Rihanna makes her first foray into the world of beauty with fragrance Reb’l Fleur.
The star makes her first cosmetics debut. A sold-out collab with MAC starts with a lipstick and spreads into a full RiRi for MAC Christmas collection.
Rihanna is announced as Puma’s new Creative Director.
Rihanna’s Puma creeper is released.
FENTY Puma makes its runway debut at New York Fashion Week.
Thrasher asks Rihanna to stop wearing the magazine’s apparel.
Rihanna’s Puma Creeper wins shoe of the year.
Rihanna beats Michael Jackson for most Billboard Top 10 hits.
FENTY beauty launches. The line is praised for boasting 40 different foundation shades before going on to release body shimmers, eye shadows, concealers and highlighters.
SAVAGE X FENTY lingerie launches.
Rihanna appears on the cover of Vogue’s September issue.
LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy fashion house) makes Fenty a luxury brand, making Rihanna the first woman of color to have a label under the brand and the first to start an original brand for the group.