You read that correctly. Robyn Rihanna Fenty is the wealthiest female musician in the world, surpassing the likes of Madonna ($570 million), Céline Dion ($450 million) and Beyoncé ($400 million).
She’s brilliantly bold, a daring risk-taker, and just an all-around super-badass type of boss babe.
Over the years, Rihanna has graced the front row of Fashion Week, absorbing the fashion esthetics of what she likes and dismissing what she doesn’t.
She’s even managed to take what some people would call “unflattening” and turn it into a style masterpiece. So much so, that the social media fashionista world has coined a saying: “It’s ugly until Rihanna wears it”.
'The Work' singer is a makeup maven and an entrepreneur, and she’ll be “the first black woman in charge of a major luxury fashion house,” according to Forbes.
The Barbados native has a partnership with LVMH, the French luxury goods giant run by billionaire Berbard Arnault, which co-owns her makeup line Fenty Beauty (launched in Sept 2017 at Sephora and FentyBeauty.com). Within the first few weeks, Fenty Beauty racked in a reported $100 million in sales, with an estimated $570 million in revenue last year. Not bad for only 15 months in business.
She also co-owns the Savage X Fenty lingerie line with Los Angeles-based online fashion firm TechStyle Fashion Group. Top that with her singing career, and the BadGalRiRi is a $600 million money vault.
And her empire continues to grow! According to Forbes,” In May, LVMH and Rihanna announced Fenty, a new clothing house that will make high-end clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelry.”
Rihanna thought the opportunity was a smart business decision. “They extended the offer to me and it was a no-brainer because LVMH is a machine,” Rihanna told The New York Times Style Magazine. “Bernard Arnault was so enthusiastic; he trusted me and my vision.”