During Rihanna’s hiatus from the music industry, she has launched a beauty line (FentyBeauty), a lingerie line (SavageXFenty), and has recently launched Fenty as her original clothing line. Her break as an artist has been temporarily (we hope!) replaced with the success of her businesses. Combined with the sales of her released music, released lines, and other promotions, her fortune officially names her the richest female musician in the world.
According to Forbes, Robyn Rihanna Fenty holds a fortune of over $600 million dollars, surpassing other major artists like Beyoncé ($400 million), Madonna ($570 million), and Celine Dion ($450 million). Rihanna is also found #37 on the Forbes list for ‘America’s Self-Made Women in 2019.’
With Fenty Beauty’s release in September 2017, Forbes also states that the business has made a total of over $3 billion dollars. Her partnership with LVMH, ran by Bernard Arnault, plays a significant role in expanding her business empire. Her original brand has been introduced as a new fashion house based in Paris. This makes LVMH’s first fashion house in 30 years and it also makes Rihanna the first black woman to create an original brand with them. Rihanna’s creativity will present high end fashion, jewelry, shoes, and other accessories to the world, with US sizes going up to a size 14. Fenty can now be classified under the same group as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy, and other major couture labels.
Despite her absence from music, and the demand for new music from some fans, Rihanna continues to expand her horizons and impact the beauty and fashion industry one step at a time. She is a force to be reckoned with and will soon become unstoppable as her brand and success continues to grow. You go, girl! You will always have our support from the sidelines!
Words: MDRN MAG | Photo: Oscar Gonzalez.