Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty is known today as one of the most popular female pop superstars. Since the start of her career, she wowed audiences and captivated the heart of a now very strong and loyal fan base. Thanks to her will-to-thrive, her worthy talent, and her compassionate personality, Rihanna has cemented her name alongside other heavyweights in her industry.
From Humble Beginnings
Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988 to Monica Braithwaite and Ronald Fenty in Saint Michael, Barbados. While she is known today as one of the richest and most successful female singers in the industry, she grew up modestly in a three-bedroom bungalow with her parents, two siblings, and three half-siblings. Her parents had just enough to get them by on daily expenses and worked hard to keep food on the table. One of the ways Rihanna would help out with financial matters was by accompanying her father as he sold clothes on the local street. While she loved her father dearly, her childhood was greatly affected by his drug addiction and alcoholism. By the age of 14, she watched her parents end their relationship.
Rihanna was a good student and involved herself in many extra-curricular activities, her favourite of all being singing. She began to have an interest in music at the age of 7 and entered several signing contests around her town. While her initial objective was to finish highschool and pursue further education, her love for singing took over the reins of her career and steered her towards the music industry.
Success, Fame, and Net Worth
Rihanna was discovered in her home town of Barbados when a mutual friend introduced her to Evan Rogers, an American record producer. He was so impressed by her talent that he flew Rihanna and her mother to New York to record samples for recording companies. The first one to take an interest in her singing ability was Jay-Z. The man quickly signed her as an artist for Def Jam Records, and the rest is history.
Chart topper after chart topper, Rihanna was able to prove that mature age and talent don’t necessarily go hand in hand. After only having been in the industry for 12 years, Rihanna’s net worth has skyrocketed to $120 million USD. Today, Rihanna enjoys the luxuries of an 11,000 sq ft mansion nestled in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. This beautiful property was estimated to cost a whopping $12 million USD, and is currently the pop-sensation’s primary place of residence.