|Estimated value:||€533 million|
|Country of origin:||Barbados|
|Source of Wealth:||singer|
At the age of 31, Rihanna has already sold 250 million records and nine Grammys. In addition to music, the Barbadian artist tries out all other levels of creativity and also scores with acting, fashion and cosmetics.
In early 1988, Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in Saint Michael, Barbados. She grew up in the capital Bridgetown, together with two little brothers. Rihanna’s parents are an accountant and a warehouse worker, both of which have roots in Ireland and Guyana, among other places. When she was a teenager, Rihanna’s parents divorced after her father’s drug abuse and violence.
In her youth, the future artist took part in a military training program. She says she started singing after seeing Beyoncé Knowles perform on Destiny’s Child. Rihanna named Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Madonna as further role models. Driven by her big idols, Rihanna founded a girl group with her classmates in 2003.
At an audition for a producer, the youngster was separated from the group and asked to audition on her own. A demo CD was sent out and Rihanna got her first record deal. Two years later, the young woman released her debut album, the first hit “Unfaithful” in 2006.
In 2007, Rihanna finally had her international breakthrough with the album “Good Girl Gone Bad”, which contained mega hits like “Umbrella” and “Don’t Stop The Music”. Only two years later she released the follow-up “Rated R”. This time, the young musician had developed the concept for the new album herself, she had contributed to the lyrics and the production and also earned the respect for it: “Rated R” was rated as more serious and serious and was a great success.
As a result, Rihanna collaborated with well-known artists such as Eminem, with whom she released the song “Love The Way You Lie” in 2010. In the same year her new album “Loud” was released with well-known singles like “Only Girl” or “S&M”. This was followed by “Talk That Talk” in the coming year and the record-breaking album “Unapologetic” in 2012 with Rihanna’s huge hits like “Stay” and “Diamonds”.
Rihanna increasingly devoted herself to other projects: in 2013 she designed four fashion collections and her first cosmetics line. Today the young woman owns an entire cosmetics company and also a lingerie brand. She also made acting experiences in films like “Valerian” or “Ocean’s 8”. No wonder that Forbes included her in the list of the most influential people in the world.
After a longer break, Rihanna released her latest album “Anti” in 2016, with which she was able to build on the success of the other works. Marketing ran through 2015 through several released songs such as “FourFiveSeconds” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, “Work” with Drake and “Bitch Better Have My Money”.
Rihanna’s first mega hit was “Unfaithful,” which debuted at #1 on multiple charts in 2006. The same was true for the album Good Girl Gone Bad, released the following year, which became a worldwide success, earning a Grammy and seven gold awards. “Good Girl Gone Bad” has sold nine million records.
In 2009, the album “Rated R” was in the German top 5 for more than forty weeks. Rihanna then started out mainly with singles: in 2011 she released “We Found Love”, one of the most successful songs of the year, which again received a Grammy and, just like “Only Girl” last year, positioned itself at number 1.
The singer peaked in her career with the 2012 album Unapologetic, which sold better than ever and won a Grammy. The single “Stay” reached the top 5 in all countries of release, the second world hit “Diamonds” reached the top of the charts in more than twenty countries.
In 2016, Rihanna was able to stay in the top 10 with her much-advertised album “Anti”. The most popular was the song “Work” with the rapper Drake, which reached number 1 in the US charts. All single releases from “Anti” received at least one platinum, the album was nominated several times for a Grammy.
– You will never be stylish if you don’t take risks.
– I take risks when I’m bored.
– I’ve always been sure if you follow your heart you can’t lose.
– People think we are not complex because we are young. But that’s not true.
– At one of her fashion shows, Rihanna walked pregnant models. Her art never ends, she works as a creative director at Puma and has been on the cover of Vogue three times.
– The singer is very involved in social projects, especially when it comes to the fight against cancer.
– Rihanna is the youngest solo artist with fourteen number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
– Although Beyoncé is one of her idols, Rihanna didn’t like being compared to her at first.
|Estimated value:||€533 million|