Robyn Rihanna Fenty Net WorthReal Name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Date of Birth: 02/20/1988
Place of Birth: St. Michael, Barbados
2017 Net Worth: $140 Million
2016 Earnings: $43 Million
Profession: Singer, actress, fashion designer
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known to most simply as Rihanna, was born in Barbados in 1988. Her father was addicted to crack cocaine and alcohol, which caused the family a great deal of financial hardship. Rihanna grew up in a three bedroom bungalow and sold clothes in a stall on the street. She attended Cobermere High School where she formed a musical trio with two other friends from school.
Rihanna met a music producer, Evan Rogers, while he was vacationing in Barbados. She performed a few songs for him and he was so impressed he flew Rihanna and her mother to record demo tapes. Soon after she was signed by the then president of Def Jam records, Jay-Z, to a six album record deal.
Rihanna has since made 8 hit albums, received 9 Grammy nominations, three American Music awards, and three Billboard music awards. She has lucrative endorsements with well-known companies such as Gucci, Clinique, and CoverGirl. She continues to churn out hits and is often known to collaborate with some of the biggest music stars in the industry today such as Eminem and Jay-Z. Rihanna also knows how to use social media sites to bolster her brand, possibly better than anyone else in the business.
In 2009, Rihanna stated that she was almost bankrupt due to gross mismanagement from her accounting firm, Berdon LLP. She was losing money from her “Last Girl on Earth” tour, but stated that she was never told this. She also lost $2 million on the sale of a piece of property, which she says she did not authorize. Her scheduled performance for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards was cancelled due to legal and image problems after her domestic disturbance photos were leaked to the press. Rihanna currently has a net worth of $140 million. She has a new album about to be released that is expected to break her previous sales records, so after a rocky couple of years, it appears that this singer is on her way back to the top.