With an estimated $600 million fortune, Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty) is reportedly the wealthiest female musician in the world.
According to Forbes, which recently crowned JAY-Z Hip Hop’s first billionaire, the Barbadian singer has accumulated more money than Madonna ($570 million), Céline Dion ($450 million) and Beyoncé ($400 million).
Although RiRi first rose to notoriety as a recording artist, she’s evolved into a beauty industry giant thanks to her history-making partnership with French luxury goods company LVMH, which co-owns Fenty Beauty with Rihanna. [apple_news_ad type=”any”]
Following Fenty Beauty’s September 2017 launch, the brand quickly racked up a reported $100 million in sales in its first few weeks.
With its 40 different shades, Fenty Beauty also appeals to women of all types, allowing sales to soar. Last year, Fenty Beauty pulled in roughly $570 million in revenue. Currently, the entire operation is worth approximately $3 billion — and that’s a conservative estimate.
LVMH reportedly owns about 50 percent of it, while the “Work” mastermind has about 15 percent. However, a spokesperson for Rihanna disputed that figure but refused to go into detail.
The rest of Rihanna’s fortune comes from the Savage X Fenty lingerie line, touring and albums.