Rihanna has a reported net worth of $260 million— here's how she built her diverse empire

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesRihanna’s built an empire that covers a lot of industries.
  • Rihanna’s net worth is an estimated $US260 million.
  • She’s made profits from a variety of industries including music, fashion, and beauty.
  • Rihanna has also signed major endorsement deals and appeared in some popular films.

Superstar Rihanna has amassed a dedicated following over the last decade. With hits like “Umbrella,” “Pour It Up” and “Needed Me,” it’s no question how or why she’s become such a fan favourite over the years. Though her introduction to the world came through her debut album “Music of the Sun,” Rihanna – born Robyn Rihanna Fenty – has expanded her empire to including acting and running multiple businesses.

And while she hasn’t delivered a new solo album since 2016’s “Anti,” her hiatus from music hasn’t greatly impacted her net worth because of her other projects. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rihanna brings in $US70 million per year, bringing her current net worth to an estimated $US260 million– and it keeps going up.

Here’s a breakdown of all that encompasses her empire.

Her performances have earned her millions

Like most musicians, Rihanna makes a decent amount of her earnings from her performances. Though she’s been on a few tours since hitting the scene in 2005, it wasn’t until 2010’s Last Girl On Earth Tour that she started seeing some major touring profits.

The tour, which promoted her fourth studio album “Rated R,” grossed $US40 million. Within a year, she embarked on the Loud Tour to promote the album by the same name, and BET reports she earned an estimated $US90 million.

Additionally, her Diamonds World Tour in 2013 went on to gross more than $US140 million worldwide and sold out 84 out of the 87 stops on the tour, reports Billboard.

She’s also profited from tour sponsorships. In 2015, Rihanna signed a $US25 million contract to promote Samsung on her 2016 Anti World Tour, according to New York Post.

Her music keeps on selling

RihannaChristopher Polk/Getty ImagesHer music videos continue to get views.

Though Rihanna has tapped into many ventures during her career, it all started with the music. Since releasing her debut single, “Pon de Replay” in May 2005, the Barbadian beauty has released eight studio albums and up until 2016’s “Anti” album, did so every year.

According to the Roc Nation website, Rihanna has sold more than 60 million albums and a jaw-dropping 215 digital million tracks. Additionally, according to Roc Nation, she has amassed over 11.8 billion views on and 21 Vevo certificates, which makes her the most viewed female artist on Vevo/YouTube.

According to Billboard, it was reported that the singer earned 7.6 million from streaming, 2.5 million from sales, and $US10.1 million in royalties in 2016.

And, if you happened to forget, she’s also part-owner in the streaming service, Tidal, which has sold stakes for millions of dollars.

She has huge endorsement deals

Fenty puma rihannaGetty ImagesHer collaborations with Puma have been pretty profitable.

According to her website, she has designed collections for brands such as Armani and River Island as well as obtained a creative partnership with MAC. Dior, Balmain, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, Louis Vuitton, Cover Girl, luxury jewellery line Chopard, sock company Stance, and more have all made deals with the entertainer, too. Those additional deals also include that aforementioned deal with Samsung.

Aside from working with the above, Rihanna was named the creative director for Puma in 2014 and has since created both clothing and shoe lines that have done exceptionally well.

She’s made waves in the beauty and lingerie industries

Rihanna fenty beauty sephoraGetty ImagesThe Fenty Beauty line is also sold at Sephora.

As of 2017, Rihanna’s shade-inclusive beauty line, Fenty Beauty, has become one of her most-known ventures. Launching in September of that year, many of the brand’s darker shades sold out within days of their release. According to Vogue, the makeup line brought in $US100 million in sales within the first 40 days of its launch.

Less than a year later, the “Man Down” songstress released her own line of lingerie, which has been celebrated for its size, colour, and shape-inclusive pieces since its May 2018 release. According to Rihanna’s Instagram stories, the line sold out in less than a month.

Before launching her makeup and lingerie lines, Rihanna was making strides in the fragrance department. Throughout the years, she has released 11 fragrances, with the latest being released this past August. The new fragrance is a spin on the singer’s debut scent Reb’l Fleur – which originally outsold other perfumes by pop stars that year and reportedly brought in $US80 million in sales, according to Rolling Stone.

She’s also appeared in films

Oceans 8 womenWarner Bros.Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock, and Rihanna in ‘Ocean’s 8.’

Singing and designing aren’t the only gifts that Rihanna has. Acting has made her a bit of coinage, too. Making her acting debut in 2006’s “Bring It On: All or Nothing,” the star has gone on to appear in films such as “Home,” “Annie,” and, most recently, “Ocean’s 8.”

Though it’s not clear how much she has earned from acting in these roles, “Ocean’s 8” alone earned $US41.5 million from its box office opening.

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