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Rihanna Has Spoken Out About What It Was Like To Become A Billionaire

Claire Reid

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Rihanna Has Spoken Out About What It Was Like To Become A Billionaire

Rihanna has spoken for the first time about how it feels to become a billionaire, saying it was 'weird' to be congratulated about her wealth.

Forbes recently revealed that the singer was now worth a whopping $1.7 billion (£1.2bn) thanks to her empire, which includes cosmetics and clothing ranges, alongside her successful singing career, of course.

According to Forbes, her impressive net worth makes her the 'wealthiest female musician in the world' and the second wealthiest female entertainer in the world - losing out to Oprah Winfrey for the top spot.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Speaking about joining the billionaire's club, Rihanna told Access: "You know, it was real weird getting congratulations texts from people for money.

"I never got congratulated for money before. That s*** is crazy."

She continued: "It made sense when I realised that it was inspiring to people, that they felt like this is something that they could achieve knowing where I've come from.

"Knowing my humble beginnings, they see the possibility, and it gives them hope. That made me feel really happy."

In a revealing interview with Extra TV, the 'Umbrella' singer said she didn't want to be a put on a 'pedestal' and insisted she wanted to keep her feet firmly on the ground.

She said: "It's scary. I do think about it all the time. I make it a point to think about it, because I get scared when the pedestal comes into play and people put you up there and keep wanting to put you up there.

"I wanna feel my feet on the ground because I know it's not gonna be a fall at all if anything, right?"

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

She added: "I don't wanna be on this [pedestal]. I don't wanna be this icon.

"I want to remember who I am."

The report from Forbes claims that most of Rihanna's money comes from her 50 percent stake in the lucrative Fenty Beauty, which is estimated to be worth $2.8 billion (£2bn).

The rest of the cash comes from shares in her lingerie company Savage x Fenty, which are said to be worth around $270 million (£196m) - plus the income from her singing and acting careers.

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Topics: Celebrity, Music, Rihanna

Claire Reid
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