On May 19, billionaire Rihanna gave birth to a baby boy with her boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky, in Los Angeles, Calif., according to initial reporting. TMZ†
The singer-songwriter first shared world news of her pregnancy through a photo shoot where she debuted her budding baby bump in January 2022. She made her last public appearance on May 9 on Mother’s Day, where the couple strolled through Los Angeles on the way to dinner, Rihanna with a bare stomach and body jewelry. No name has yet been announced for the baby boy. The superstar singer and businesswoman (whose real name is Robyn Fenty) was inducted into the billionaire club in August 2021, per Forbesmaking her the richest female musician in the world.
The outlet reported that her net worth has increased more than $1.7 billion, making her the “richest female musician” in the world.
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The 33-year-old, who has enjoyed considerable commercial success over the course of her music career with endless collaborations and eight studio albums, is also the CEO and founder of cosmetics company Fenty Beauty, which launched in 2017.
Rihanna owns 50% of Fenty Beauty, and the other half is owned by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH. Bernard Arnault, who heads LVMH, infamously dethroned Jeff Bezos as the richest person in the world earlier this week.
Forbes estimates that a whopping $1.4 billion of her revenue comes from the beauty brand, followed by her lingerie company, Savage x Fenty, with an estimated worth of $270 million.
“She creates a brand outside of herself. It’s not just about Rihanna,” said Shannon Coyne, co-founder of consumer products consultancy Bluestock Advisors. Forbes† “Even if you don’t like her music, she has created a real style in the fashion and beauty space.”
Rihanna currently has approximately 129 million Instagram followers and 106.5 million Twitter followers.
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