The youngest self-made billionaire girl within the U.S. did not develop up in a Manhattan excessive rise or the Hollywood Hills. As an alternative, Rihanna amassed her fortune from her personal music and entrepreneurial ventures.
Just lately, the 34-year-old singer and Fenty Magnificence CEO graced Forbes’ annual record of America’s richest self-made girls for the third yr in a row. She ranked twenty first general, and is the record’s solely billionaire below age 40. A few of Rihanna’s $1.4 billion internet price is from her profitable music profession. Most of it’s from her three retail firms: Fenty Magnificence, Fenty Pores and skin and Savage X Fenty.
In March, Bloomberg reported Savage X Fenty lingerie was working with advisors on an IPO that would probably be valued at $3 billion. Rihanna owns 30% of that firm. She additionally owns half of Fenty Magnificence, which generated $550 million in income in 2020. The opposite half of the corporate is owned by French luxurious vogue conglomerate LVMH.
The numbers are spectacular, however Rihanna has stated that her focus is not on valuations and accolades. In 2019, she advised The New York Occasions’ T Journal that as a result of she by no means deliberate on making a fortune, reaching monetary milestones was “not going to cease me from working.”
The nine-time Grammy Award winner additionally stated she needs to present that cash away to causes that matter, anyway. “My cash is just not for me; it is all the time the thought that I may also help another person,” she stated. “The world can actually make you consider that the fallacious issues are precedence, and it makes you actually miss the core of life, what it means to be alive.”
In 2012, Rihanna began a philanthropy fund, the Clara Lionel Basis (CLF). It goals to “help and fund groundbreaking training and local weather resilience initiatives,” in line with its web site.
One in every of its first initiatives, which launched a yr after the muse started, raised $60 million for girls and kids affected by HIV/AIDS by gross sales from the singer’s lipstick line with MAC Cosmetics. And in January, CLF paired up with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s #SmartSmall initiative to donate a mixed $15 million to 18 completely different local weather justice teams.
That cash is supposed for organizations “targeted on and led by girls, youth, Black, Indigenous, folks of colour and LGBTQIA+ communities” within the U.S. and Caribbean, in line with CLF’s web site.
“On the [CLF], a lot of the work is rooted within the understanding that local weather disasters, that are rising in frequency and depth, don’t affect all communities equally, with communities of colour and island nations dealing with the brunt of local weather change,” Rihanna stated in a January assertion.
The subsequent-youngest billionaire on Forbes’ record is 41-year-old Kim Kardashian, who has a internet price of $1.8 billion. Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner – who, at age 24, is the youngest non-billionaire on the record, with a internet price of $600 million – have additionally discovered success in each leisure and retail, together with their respective make-up traces.
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