21 Powerful Living Women: Rihanna
(Robyn Rihanna Fenty)
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Business woman
Rihanna, the Barbados born singer, signed her first record deal at 16 years old. She has sold 250 million+ records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She’s had 14 number-one singles, 32 top-ten singles, nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, five World Music Awards, six Guinness World Records, the NAACP's President's Award, and an Academy Award nomination. Her top selling single is Umbrella, which was her first Grammy Award. Rihanna has acted in several films, Battleship, Home, and Ocean's 8. Time mag named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2018. She owns a nonprofit organization Clara Lionel Foundation, Fenty Beauty part of the LVMH family, and SavagexFenty, a lingerie line. She co-chaired the 2018 Met Gala. Rihanna won the 2017 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award for her charitable work and service. Rihanna's estimated net worth is $1.4 billion in 2023. She became America's youngest self-made female billionaire in 2022. Rihanna was an army cadet in the military in Barbados.