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The singer and businesswoman Rihanna is worth $1.7 billion, according to Forbes magazine. She is now the second richest female celebrity behind Oprah Winfrey. This fortune can be explained by its successes in music as well as in the sectors of fashion and cosmetics. 

Robyn Rihanna Fenty, a 33-year-old native of Barbados, made a stunning entry into the international music scene in 2003. But while her record sales and touring contributed to her fortune, it was her entrepreneurial talent that catapulted her into the super-rich. 

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Rihanna is the artist with the highest number of single certifications. She is also the first artist in the world to reach 100 million digital sales in the United States. Rihanna is also one of the top-selling solo artists in the world, with 280 million albums and singles sold since he began his career in 2005. 

The queen of the RnB also counts 251 million downloads and ringtones, making it the artist with the most digital sales of all time. In 2016, she became the second artist to dethrone the Beatles (behind Mariah Carey) by bringing to 60 weeks the total time spent at the top of the American ranking with her songs.

The artist has a total of eight studio albums and two remix albums. His first album, Music of the Sun (2005), was dancehall, reggae and pop oriented, and his second album, A Girl like Me (2006), was more influenced by RnB. Her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), has reached the top of the charts in many countries. Rihanna released Rated R (2009), more rock and darker than previous albums.Loud (2010) marks a Eurodance period. In 2011, she published Talk That Talk, which is more urban. His seventh album, Unapologetic (2012), managed to reach first place in sales in the United States, a first in his career. His latest album, Anti (2016), was ranked first in several countries.

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The businesswoman has received numerous awards and honours, including her nomination as one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2012. According to Forbes magazine, renowned for its rankings (that of the richest people in the world, for example), Rihanna is the fourth most powerful personality in the entertainment industry in the world, in 2012.

In 2012, she was elected by Billboard «best pop artist» of the last two decades in just seven years of career. Its fortune is estimated at $600 million in June 2019.[8] It has more than 14 billion views and 32 million YouTube subscribers. She was voted 15th best artist of all time by Billboard in 2013 on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the ranking. In 2015, it reached 13th place in this ranking.

According to Forbes magazine, Rihanna is in 2021 leading the richest female singers on the planet with a fortune estimated at $1.7 billion.

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