Robyn Rihanna Fenty, a.k.a. “Rihanna,” is now officially the world’s richest female musician, with an estimated $1.7 billion net worth.
Forbes reports that Rihanna is “the wealthiest female musician in the world and second only to Oprah Winfrey as the richest female entertainer.”
As it turns out, Rihanna owns a 50% stake in Fenty Beauty, a beauty supply company she started that makes products for all ethnicities. According to Forbes, that half-stake makes up $1.4 billion of the singer-songwriters portfolio.
Additionally, the 33-year-old from Barbados has a lingerie line called Savage x Fenty worth an estimated $270 million.
Rihanna is best known for her 2008 hit song Umbrella featuring Jay-Z. However, not many know that Britney Spears passed on the song to Rihanna to record.
Rolling Stone reports:
Thank Britney Spears for the song that changed everything for Rihanna: The “Toxic” singer’s label turned down what would become a megahit for the Barbadian star, transforming her into a full-fledged pop heavyweight. Co-written by Tricky Stewart, Kuk Harrell and The-Dream, the song is a unique piece of music: a song that marries a heavy rock undercurrent to vibrant rhythm guitar and a perfectly catchy R&B-pop hook. The song ended up being Rihanna’s first Grammy win and a Number One hit in many countries — but at a price. Many claimed there was a “Rihanna curse” as the U.K., New Zealand and Romania were hit with heavy storms as soon as the single topped the charts in each country.
The 2010 song “We Found Love” feat. Calvin Harris is another favorite.
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