The story behind Rihanna’s riches
Early days and demo tapes
A signing success
Hitting the chart heights
First number 1 single
Good Girl Gone Bad does good
As well as Umbrella, Good Girl Gone Bad featured a host of other hits that achieved huge commercial success, including Don’t Stop The Music, Shut Up & Drive, Rehab and Hate That I Love You, with collaborations from the likes of Ne-Yo and Justin Timberlake further contributing towards its success. The album sold close to three million copies in the US alone and was also nominated for seven Grammy awards.
Diamonds is another glittering success
60 million album sales and counting
On screen and in print
Rihanna has also collaborated with plenty of fashion brands, from the high couture likes of Dior and Armani to the more mainstream River Island, for whom she designed several collections. She was appointed Creative Director of Puma in 2014. Her first shoe collection for Puma sold out within three hours, while the 2016 showcase of her debut Fenty X Puma clothing line at New York Fashion Week was met with rave reviews.
Savage X Fenty brand
Fenty Beauty becomes a billion-dollar brand
Sweet smell of success from perfume line
How she spends her cash
Hair and beauty regime
Rihanna is also known to splash the cash on her hair and beauty routine. She has been rumored to spend $38,000 a week on treatments, and is known to spend thousands on everything from a personal dermatologist to contour tanning sessions. Way back in 2011, it was also reported that she spent over $17,000 a week on hair styling, with celebrity hairdresser Ursula Stephen styling her locks.
With all those millions in the bank, it will come as little surprise that Rihanna has dabbled in the property market over the years, buying homes for herself and family members. Properties the star has purchased over the years include a three-bed $5.45 million LA condo, as well as a $925,000 abode located within LA’s ‘Millionaire’s Mile’. In 2017, she snapped up a jaw-dropping Hollywood Hills mansion (pictured) for $6.8 million. She put it up for sale for $7.5 million the following year before renting it out for $35,000 a month.
In 2017 she also bought a $2.75 million home in West Hollywood (pictured), which she rented out for $16,500 a month before selling it the following year. And it’s not just the US property market that she has dabbled in. Rihanna lived in London throughout 2019, staying in a seven-bedroom mansion that reportedly cost over $20,000 a week to rent. She also bought a luxury villa back on her home island of Barbados for $22 million.
Charity work and donations