Rihanna net worth (and 5 other things you didn’t know about the Super Bowl Halftime performer)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Rihanna celebrates the launch of Fenty Beauty at ULTA Beauty on March 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Rihanna celebrates the launch of Fenty Beauty at ULTA Beauty on March 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty by Rihanna) /

It’s almost time, sports and entertainment lovers! Sunday evening will mark the biggest NFL event of the year as millions across America come together to watch the Super Bowl. While many will be placing their bets and tuning in to see who ends up victorious between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, others (like myself) are more excited for the Halftime Show which will see Rihanna take the stage.

Ahead of Rihanna’s performance Sunday which will no doubt be legendary, let’s take a look at the 34-year-old powerhouse’s life and some interesting facts about her impressive career.

What is Rihanna’s net worth? (Is she a billionaire?)

If you’ve heard through the grapevine that Rihanna is a billionaire, that’s the truth! According to Forbes, the singer hit billionaire status in 2021, and at the time of this writing, she’s estimated at $1.7 billion. She joins other musical artists such as Jay-Z, Paul McCartney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber in the billionaire club. Rihanna is currently the richest musician in the world.

At age 17, Rihanna released her first single

Rihanna has had many business ventures throughout her career so far, all of which started when she was a teenager. After auditioning for Jay-Z, she signed with Def Jam Recordings and moved from Barbados to the United States. Her first single, Pon De Replay,” was released when she was just 17 years old! That was followed up by her debut album, Music of the Sun, in August 2005. Rihanna wasted no time making more music after that and released her second album, A Girl Like Me, in April 2006.

The celeb was an overnight sensation with the release of “Pon De Replay” and the rest is history!

Rihanna hasn’t released an album since 2016

Speaking of studio albums, Rihanna has released eight total in her career thus far, though her fans have been missing her a lot. Her last album, Anti, was released in January 2016 and included hits like “Needed Me,” “Love on the Brain,” “Desperado,” “Work” featuring Drake, “Kiss it Better,” “Same Ol’ Mistakes,” and more. Anti is a near-perfect album, leaving her fans wanting more as the years have gone by. Though she appeared on the soundtracks for Black Panther and its sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, her absence otherwise from the music scene has been felt across the world.

Unfortunately, if you were under the impression that Rihanna is gearing up to release new music soon, that doesn’t seem to be the case. While being interviewed by the Associated Press this past November, the beauty guru set the record straight on whether or not her Super Bowl performance means a new album is on the way: “That’s not true. Super Bowl is one thing. New music is another thing. Do you hear that, fans?”

In January, however, Rihanna’s partner A$AP Rocky teased that she might be back in the studio after all. While talking to Zane Lowe for Apple Music 1, as reported by Vanity Fair, he gushed: “I’m so glad that my lady’s back making music again and whatnot, and getting back out there. It’s just incredible.” We guess only time will tell how soon a new album from Rihanna will be released!

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 09: In this image released on November 9, Rihanna attends Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 presented by Prime Video at Allied Studios on November 08, 2022 in Simi Valley, California; and broadcast on November 9, 2022. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Imagesfor Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 presented by Prime Video) /

With 140M followers, Rihanna is one of the most-followed people in the world

As one of the most famous people in the world, it’s no wonder Rihanna has a massive following on social media. At the time of this writing, the talented artist boasts 140 million followers on Instagram, making her the 28th most-followed person on the platform. You can check out her page and give her a follow here. Rihanna is right behind celebs like Cardi B, Demi Lovato, and LeBron James as one of the most-followed users on Instagram.

Rihanna has become a beauty and fashion mogul with Fenty

If you’ve kept up with Rihanna in recent years, you’ll know she has started an incredibly successful career in cosmetics and apparel. She started Fenty Beauty in 2017, followed by her lingerie brand Savage X Fenty in 2018. In 2020, she also launched a skincare line called Fenty Skin. All three brands have, unsurprisingly, been very popular and have received positive reviews. Her beauty products are sold at major stores like Sephora and Ulta.

Rihanna welcomed a child with A$AP Rocky in 2022

As for Rihanna’s personal life, she sparked romance rumors with longtime friend and fellow artist A$AP Rocky in 2020. Because the two had collaborated before and were close friends, fans had shipped them together romantically for a long time. So when the 34-year-old rapper confirmed in a 2021 interview with GQ that Rihanna was his “lady” and the “love of [his] life,” fans were thrilled.

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their first child, a baby boy, into the world on May 13, 2022. We wish their adorable family nothing but the best!

What songs are you hoping Rihanna will perform at the Super Bowl on Sunday? We know the crowd will be going absolutely wild once she shows up!

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