When Forbes named Rihanna the richest female musician in the world, we weren’t too surprised after checking out her resume. Since the singer ventured out into the beauty industry, she has taken it by storm. Her company, Fenty Beauty, is rumored to be worth an estimated 3 billion dollars. And let’s not forget that she’s already made her mark on the world of acting, starring alongside big-name celebrities such as Anne Hathaway and Sandra Bullock.
But there’s another reason why Rihanna became such a global sensation and it’s because, in a world full of plastic and filters, she likes to keep things real.
And recently, she posted a make-up free selfie exposing her pimples which only made her more popular than she already is. Keep scrolling to see it…
The singer-songwriter, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, first popped up on the scene with “Pon De Replay” in 2005 after a successful audition with Jay-Z. The release of the song propelled her to stardom, capturing the hearts of international audiences.
The unique fusion of reggae and R&B vibes became the perfect combination for Rihanna’s dance tracks and her first full album, Music of the Sun, was released soon after.
Her career in music only got more successful with the release of one of her most popular albums, Good Girl Gone Bad.
In 2007, Rihanna’s image underwent a drastic change. She ditched her Caribbean vibes for a more rebellious one, chopping off her long hair and sporting a spiky pixie cut instead.
It became her signature look during the promotion of the album, which featured big-name stars such as Justin Timberlake.
After her most recent album, Anti (2016), was released, she decided to take a break from her music career.
Anti did extremely well, ranking at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It featured some of her most popular songs like “Kiss It Better” and who could ever forget “Work,” featuring Drake?
We’re still replaying that song as much as we did when it first came out!
I’m going to say it: Fenty Beauty is probably one of the best things to ever happen to the industry. In 2017, Rihanna really changed the game with her products, from her range of foundations all the way down to her iconic gloss bomb.
“Beauty for All”. Because the industry was becoming more and more diverse, the artist wanted to make sure that she was also moving with the trend. Her first line of foundations included a whopping forty different shades to suit all skin tones. She even went as far as thinking about the undertones of each one!
I have this problem all the damn time. It’s hard being a girl with a medium skin tone, not light enough to wear the pale shades and not dark enough to wear the deep shades. Foundation shopping is one of the most difficult tasks for us girls. But Fenty Beauty has gone out of its way to make sure that all individuals can find the right foundation for them.
And she did not disappoint. With the recent addition of new shades, the company is absolutely killing the make-up game.
When Fenty Beauty first launched, it racked up an amazing one hundred million dollars in its first week!
Most of the products sold out immediately and the buzz around the company hasn’t died since. Rihanna also announced on her Instagram that there is even more to come. I can’t help but get excited!
Of course, we’ve all watched Ocean’s 8, right? The film about a group of bad-ass women who all work together to carry out a heist? You know the one I’m talking about. And if you don’t, first of all, where have you been? And second of all, don’t worry, I’ve included the official trailer in this article so you can check it out.
Nine Ball, yes, that is her name in the movie, is an expert in all things tech. She hacks into the Met’s system in order to cover up all traces of the heist. She is a crucial part of the operation, and, according to the whole of the internet, she did an amazing job.
I definitely agree with that!
I think I’m going to re-watch the entire movie… just because it’s totally worth it.
According to Forbes, all of her efforts add up to an outstanding 600 million dollar fortune, making her the richest female musician in the world right now.
Rihanna beat the likes of Madonna (570 million) and even Queen B, Beyoncé (400 million).
Well, at the rate she’s going, there’s nothing that can stop her.
The launch of her high-end clothing line in partnership with LVMH means she has yet another way of earning a profit. The release of this line also meant that she made history as the first woman to create an original brand at LVMH while also being the first woman of color at the top of an LVMH establishment.
She just loves to keep it real.
During the launch of her first-ever male perfume Rogue, a reporter asked her what she’s looking for in a man… And it clearly didn’t sit too well with the artist.
You go RiRi!
A fan photographed Rihanna at an angle deemed “unflattering”, and people started sending her abuse about letting herself go and becoming “overweight.”
She commented on the post saying: “Somebody called me too fat?” with 3 laughing-crying emojis. Even she found the comment to be ridiculous, as did the fans who had her back on the issue.
As you can see, she is make-up free and living her best life, but it seems as if some people just can’t let anyone chill out in peace. They just have to ruin the positive vibes.
When one user commented “let me pop your pimple”, she clapped back saying: “Let her have her shine, PLEASE.” That’s right, she got the caps lock on for this one.
Give Rihanna the respect she deserves. From dominating the world of music to revolutionizing the beauty industry, she has left her mark on the world and, hopefully, it will only get better for her.
If you’re curious to see what Rihanna and other celebrities were like before they were rich, keep scrolling!