Rihanna Net Worth, Money and More

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Rihanna Net Worth: $90 million

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The Barbadian singer/actress has a net worth of $90 million. Rihanna, born Robyn Fenty earned all this net worth by becoming one of the most popular and commercial successful music artist in the world. Her life changed drastically when a friend of hers introduced her to Evan Rodgers, a New York based producer who was in Barbados for vacation purpose. Rodgers then arranged for her to go to New York and arranged a meeting with Jay Z who is the CEO of Def Jam Records. He heard her sing and instantly knew she was going to make it big. She signed a contract with Def Jam Records when she was 16.

Claim to Fame

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While many are impressed with Rihanna’s meteoric rise to fame and instant success in the music industry, there are still few who question her popularity. Her first album ‘Music of the sun’ was released in 2005 and with its mixed reggae pop and R&B grooves, quickly sold over a million copies. A Girl like Me, her second album was released in 2006 and included the upbeat single ‘S.O.S’. Her third album ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ earned nine Grammy nominations and jumped to number two spot in Billboards. She continued rising to fame with her fourth album titled “Rated R’ which still continued to be her bestselling album in the US. Her success includes many awards including three American Music Awards, Three Grammys and three billboards Music Awards. She also jumped into acting in 2006 with a small part where she played herself in a cheerleader flick titled Bring it On: All or nothing.

Relationship and Conflicts

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Rihanna dated Chris Brown (R&B singer) until February 2009 but it ended on a bitter note when she called police accusing him of hitting her in their car after a pre-Grammy Award party. Chris Brown later pleaded guilty of the charges and was sentenced to five years of prohibition.

A rift between Rihanna and her manager buzzed through the media in 2008. She accused her manager of stealing her money when she discovered that she only had $20,000 in her bank account. Her former agent, Patricia Williams revealed in a separate interview that Def Jam Recording and Marc Jordan were the ones who used her money to fund the making of her music videos.

All that money and Fame

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Billboard named Rihanna as Digital Song Artist of the last decade owing to her 60 million singles and 25 million albums sold worldwide in 2012. She has also endorsed well-known brands such as Reebok, Clinique, Nivea, Vita Coco and Secret deodorant. She also has her own fragrance called Reb’l Fleur which adds millions to her coffers accompanied with heavy-duty tours that included over 85 shows in 2011-2012. The Barbados based singer made it to Forbes’ 2012 list of most powerful celebrities and earned fourth rank with earnings of $53 million. Her side projects also include endorsing for Gucci, CoverGirl and several other charity projects. She is second only to Eminem when it comes to Facebook fans.

Rihanna’s Homes and Estates

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Los Angeles home

The effortlessly sexy singer sold her LA home for $5.03 million in 2011. She apparently purchased the 8,520 sq feet home for a pretty hefty amount. The house is located in an estate known as Platinum Triangle in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. In addition to a glittering garden, the house also provides a breathtaking view of LA cityscape as it is situated on a gripping landscape hill. Many other famous celebrities are known to own properties in the same neighborhood like Courtney Cox, Tom cruise and Jennifer Aniston.

Pacific Palisades Mansion

Rihanna purchased the grand Pacific Palisades mansion, Los Angeles in 2012. This lavish mansion cost her approximately $12 million. The 11,000 sq ft mansion has 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. The mansion features an equally stunning outdoor area vis-à-vis to the interiors. A huge and well-designed pool is available for enjoying some cool outdoor sessions. The house has everything she needs to enjoy her lifestyle from being royal, lavish to luxurious. Here too she has some celebrity neighbors like Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Dennis Quaid and Seal.

Cars she drives

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Porsche 997 turbo

The singer is a proud owner of a classy sixth generation Porsche 911 turbo sports car. Type 997 boats of an enhanced engine performance capable of delivering 480bhp. The car has a top speed of 200kmph and can zoom off to 100 kmph in just 3.9 seconds.

Chevy suburban

The pop sensation also owns the most trusted car models of America, the Chevy Suburban LTZ. It is powered with a v8 engine with a capacity of 6.0 liters and 352hp. The new suburban has spectacular new looks, six-speed automatic transmission, more glass area and a reduced step-in height.

Philanthropy

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Rihanna’s goodwill is known to many. She established Believe Foundation in 2006 that helps terminally-ill children. The reason for establishing the foundation was that she longed to help children who were suffering and she promised to herself that she act as an instrument in helping these children and changing their lives. She also holds campaigns and concerts to raise funds for various charities and foundations. She helped H&M in 2008 in pulling up a campaign in New York for fighting against AIDS.

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