That bitch must have had her money, because Rihanna is now officially the richest female musician in the world, above the likes of Madonna, Celine Dion, and even Beyoncé herself.
As per Forbes and its list of ‘America’s Self-Made Women‘ the 31-year-old singer, actress, beauty entrepreneur, style queen, and most-anticipated at every Met Gala, Robyn Rihanna Fenty has turned her singing career into a full-blown empire that’s now worth a whopping $856 million.
Across her earnings as a performer, as well as her holdings with LMVH (Louis Vuitton) for Fenty Beauty and lingerie line Savage X Fenty, all the work (work, work, work, work) that she has put in has turned her into what could very soon be the first black woman to own and run a major luxury fashion house.
Think about it, since launching at Sephora in late September, Fenty Beauty has garnered a cult following – beauty bloggers, influencers, and plebs like the rest of us anticipate the next drop, and with a launch that boasted a hugely inclusive range of foundation shades (which has now expanded out to include concealer as of this year), it’s no wonder that Fenty Beauty made a huge $142 million in its first few weeks.
It absolutely challenged the beauty industry’s long-standing dominant thought that only a small bracket of people – within a confined spectrum of skin tones – have the disposable income to consume makeup, on both an attainable and high-end scale. Schools of thought like this are ingrained in systems of racism, with the idea that only fairer skinned folk have access to enough income to lavishly spend on their own beauty regime.
Rihanna is part of the movement subverting this long-held narrative.
She’s not stopping there with her domination of the world, either. Last month, Fenty announced that it’s venturing further into fashion, with Bella Hadid recently spotted sporting the newly-announced clothing line, Fenty Maison.
Look, at the end of the day, Rihanna, give me $20k. You won’t even miss it.