Rihanna Net Worth
Rihanna is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress, who has kicked the doors to entertainment industry in, with her unique voice and beauty. With her starting her career off in a musical girl group, her consistent hard work, has brought to being of the most well known artists in the music industry. The estimated net worth of Rihanna is, $245 million.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988, in Saint, Michael Barbados, to Monica Braithwaite, a retired accountant and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Rihanna has two brothers, and two half sisters and a half brother on her father side, and each of whom were born with different mothers. Growing up in a three bedroom bungalow, she used to help her father sell clothes in a stall. Her childhood, was traumatizing, with her father being addicted to crack cocaine and alcohol and he parents marriage being on the rocks because of it. Growing up, Rihanna had a lot of headaches, but after her parents divorced, her health got better. Even though, she had to endure watching her father’s addiction grow increasingly worse, she began singing at the age of seven, and even enjoyed listening to reggae and American hip hop music. She attended Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School and went to Combermere High School, but instead of graduating from high school, she chose to pursue a career in music.
Rihanna realized her dreams of singing after winning a high school talent show after singing a rendition of Mariah Carey. Afterwards she started a girl group with two friends and was discovered by an American music producer, Evan Rogers. He helped her record a demo, which led to her auditioning in front of, rapper, Jay-Z, who was over Def Jam Records at the time. Once he heard her voice, he signed her and made her middle name, Rihanna, as her stage name. After releasing her single, “Pon de Replay,” she found international success, which led to her releasing her debut album, Music of the Sun, in 2005. The next year, she followed her first album up, with the release of her second album, A Girl Like Me. One of her popular singles, “Tainted Love,” was one of her firsts to top the Billboard singles charts. In 2007, she released, Good Girl Gone Bad, which reflected her changed image with an R&B sound and involved her leaving the behind the Caribbean sound that graced her first two albums. Her third album did so well, that because of her collaborators, Timbaland, and singer Justin Timberlake, she sold millions around the world. With Jay-Z being on her single, “Umbrella,” she was able to win a Grammy Award. However, after being assaulted by her ex boyfriend, singer, Chris Brown, she released her single, “Rated R,” which did not do so well. She then went on to release her single “Rude Boy,” which did extremely well. Another single that did well after the release, was, “S&M,” from her album, Loud. The single topped number on the Billboard Charts, which was her tenth one. With this milestone being reached, Rihanna became the youngest artist of all time to reach it. Her 2011 album, Talk that Talk, gave her a seductive persona, that found favor with music lovers, especially with her singles, “Diamonds,” and “We Found Love.” However, Rihanna’s talent did not only stop with music, she also tested her talents with acting, in the films, Battleship and This is the End. She even did a voice over for the animated film, Home. Most recently, she released her eight studio album, Anti, which had Platinum-certified singles, “Love on the Brain” and “Needed Me ,” on it. IN 2017, she had a good year, with collaborating with DJ Khaled, on her single, “Wild Thoughts,” and being featured, on rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty.” She even had more acting roles in 2017, which includes, her recurring role, in the television show, Bates Motel and taking on major roles in the films, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Ocean’s 8. Rihanna has been consistent with being a top entertainer since the beginning of her career.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Over the years, Rihanna’s hard work has won her many acknowledgements and appreciations from various award shows. Some of the awards she has won, includes the, CFDA Fashion Icon Award, the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, for her single, “Run This Town,” the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and also a Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist. She has also won many other rewards, showcasing her talent, including the iHeart Music Award for Best Collaboration, NRJ Music Award for International Female Artist of the Year, and a Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Artist. With all of accomplishments, in total, Rihanna has won 156 awards and had 653 nominations. She is an entertainer who continues to wow her fans year after year.
Net Worth of Rihanna
Rihanna has continued to thrive, in her career, by taking on various opportunities to explore her talents. From singing to acting, she has shown the world, that she is a true entertainer and will not let her passion for her music die. She has even explored different genres of music, to show her flexibility and appreciation of the many different backgrounds of music. In her album, Unapologetic, she incorporated elements of reggae, dubstep, EDM, and hip hop, even though it was mainly pop and R&B. Rihanna’s net worth is $245 million, and she owes much of her success to her singing career, as well as her acting.
Rihanna has not had much going in her personal life as of lately. Her dating life had only been very public, when she was dating Chris Brown and after he had beat her up in 2009. However, afterwards, they did get back together for a brief period of time, before breaking up again. Since then she has dated baseball player, Matt Kemp, but they are no longer together. She been on record saying that she is focusing more on God and has started by reading her bible more.
Rihanna is an entertainer who has always had being a great influencer on her mind. Although, she endured a childhood that made her physically and emotionally sick, because of her father’s addiction, she grew to be stronger because of it. She has continued to thrive to be a woman who has wanted to touch the hearts of many as well as show women how to follow their dreams as entertainers. Rihanna will always be known as the woman who has surpassed the hardest times in her life, because of the strength she has always carried.