Rihanna has been able to genuinely secure her spot through years of hard work and ground-breaking endeavors, thanks to her Fenty makeup brand, Savage x Fenty lingerie line, Fenty Skin collection, acting roles, and of course, her music career as a singer.
The singer-actress-philanthropist has used parts of her wealth to create charities and campaigns surrounding health and education and has stepped into real estate. In 2012, she started the philanthropy fund Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) to “support and fund groundbreaking education and climate resilience initiatives.”
Rihanna facilitated two lipstick campaigns with MAC Cosmetics, which garnered over $60 million to help women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2020, CLF was crowned one of the world’s most innovative non-profit companies by Fast Company, according to sources.
“My money is not for me, it’s always the thought that I can help someone else,” she said to New York Times in 2019. “The world can really make you believe that the wrong things are priority, and it makes you really miss the core of life, what it means to be alive.”