Rihanna facts: 23 things you need to know about the ‘Lift Me Up’ singer

Entrepreneur, movie siren AND award-winning singer – Rihanna is the definition a modern boss lady. Here’s everything you need to know about universally-loved superstar.

Rihanna Net Worth

1. What is Rihanna’s net worth?

As of 2022, Rihanna is estimated to be worth a staggering $1.7 billion. This is thanks to her hugely successful music career, her Savage X Fenty lingerie line, her lucrative Fenty Beauty cosmetics company, her FENTY fashion brand, Fenty Skin, her movie career and her long line of endorsements with brands including Chopard, Manolo Blahnik and Stance.

ASAP Rocky and Rihanna

2. Is Rihanna dating A$AP Rocky?

At the end of 2020, reports surfaced claiming that longtime friends Rocky and Rihanna had officially started dating after months of speculation. The pair were spotted enjoying dinner with friends in New York, months after the singer split with her billionaire ex-boyfriend Hassan Jameel. They later confirmed their relationship in March 2021, and welcomed their first child together in May 2022.

Rihanna Age

3. How old is Rihanna?

Rihanna is 35 years old and she was born on February 20th 1988. Picture: Getty

Rihanna Fenty

4. Why does Rihanna use the name ‘Fenty’?

Surprisingly, a lot of people are unaware of why Rihanna uses the name ‘Fenty’ across her beauty and clothing brands. The reason? Fenty is Rihanna’s surname! Hence the names ‘Fenty Beauty’, ‘Fenty x Puma’ – you get the drill.

Rihanna Real Name

5. What is Rihanna’s real name?

Rihanna’s birth name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty. Her family and close friends call her Robyn; she once told Rolling Stone that after becoming numb to hearing ‘Rihanna’, she pays attention when she hears ‘Robyn’. Fun fact: her middle name means ‘sweet basil’ in Arabic and is pronounced ‘Rih-Anna’.

Rihanna Engaged

6. Is Rihanna engaged to Hassan Jamal?

Rumours of an engagement between Rihanna and her ex-boyfriend Hassan Jameel began swirling after news of their relationship broke in June 2017. A few months later, Rihanna was spotted in New York wearing a huge diamond ring on her ring finger. However, the pair split up after three years together in earlier 2020.

Rihanna Hassan Jameel

7. Did Rihanna split up with Hassan Jameel?

Rihanna was first spotted getting cosy with Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel while the pair enjoyed a Spanish holiday together in June 2017. Hassan is the deputy president and vice chairman of family business ‘Abdul Latif Jameel Domestic’, who own the rights to sell Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia. However, he and Rihanna split up in early 2020 after three years of dating. Jameel was previously romantically linked to iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Rihanna Wild Thoughts

8. Rihanna featured on DJ Khaled’s 2017 smash hit ‘Wild Thoughts’ with Bryson Tiller.

After “seven or eight years” of DJ Khaled trying to get Rihanna on a track with him, he finally achieved it with ‘Wild Thoughts’. The sultry Latin-influenced banger also features the vocals of fellow R&B singer Bryson Tiller, who recorded his verse after Khaled played him a demo of the song during a dinner at the producers house. The song went on to become Rihanna’s ninth number one single in the UK!

Rihanna Where From

9. Where is Rihanna from?

Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados and raised in Bridgetown, the capital and largest city of the Caribbean island. Growing up, Rihanna live in a three-bedroom bungalow with her mother, father and siblings and sold clothes on a street stall with her father. Rihanna is very proud of her heritage – her care-free attitude and island-tinged sound is carried through her music to this day.

Rihanna Albums

10. How many albums has Rihanna released?

Rihanna dropped her debut album, ‘Music Of The Sun’, in 2005. Her sophomore album ‘A Girl Like Me’ followed in 2006 and ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ arrived the year after that. In 2009, her fourth album ‘Rated R’ dropped before her hit-laden record ‘Loud’ was released in 2010. ‘Talk That Talk’, her sixth album, arrived in 2011 followed by ‘Unapologetic’ in 2012. Four years passed before Rihanna unleashed her eighth album, ‘ANTI’, in 2016.

 
Rihanna Pregnant

11. Is Rihanna pregnant?

After facing various pregnancy rumours throughout her career, Rihanna confirmed her first pregnancy with boyfriend A$AP Rocky on January 31, 2022! They welcomed their first child, a son, together in May 2022. She announced her second pregnancy in February 2023 during her Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Rihanna Height

12. How tall is Rihanna in feet?

Rihanna stands at 5ft 8in, or 1.73 m, which is actually above average height for women in Hollywood!

Rihanna Puma

13. Rihanna has been working with Puma since 2014.

Rihanna was originally announced as Puma’s creative director in 2014, and released her first Fenty x Puma collection in early 2016 during New York Fashion Week. She has since gone on to create multiple ranges with the brand and popular items include her iconic sliders, jelly slides and the award-winning Fenty creepers that have since made the brand a worldwide success.

Rihanna Movies

14. How many movies has Rihanna starred in?

Rihanna’s talents aren’t limited to singing – the Bajan beauty has appeared in a number of feature films since her career breakthrough. She portrayed herself in 2006’s ‘Bright It On: All Or Nothing’ before playing Cora in 2012’s ‘Battleship’, Moon Goddess in 2014’s ‘Annie’, Tip in the animated 2015 movie ‘Home’, Bubble in 2017’s ‘Valerian’ and Eight Ball in the 2018 film ‘Ocean’s Eight’.

Rihanna Tattoos

15. How many tattoos does Rihanna have?

Over the years, Rihanna has become known for her eclectic collection of inkings. The R&B singer has 25 tattoos (that we know of) including her Mandala-inspired hand design, the goddess Isis on her chest, the ‘Shhh’ on the side of her finger and the trail of stars on the back of her neck.

 
Rihanna Nationality

16. What is Rihanna’s nationality?

Rihanna is from the Caribbean island of Barbados, born in Saint Michael and raised in the country’s capital and largest city, Bridgetown. Her mother, Monica Braithwaite, is of Afro-Guyanese decent while and her father, Ronald Fenty, is of Afro-Barbadian and Irish heritage.

Rihanna Fat

17. Rihanna addressed body-shamers who called her ‘fat’.

Unfortunately, Rihanna – ike many other public figures – has faced scrutiny over her weight throughout her career. In October 2017, the star happily described herself as having a “fluctuating body type”, and admitted to having both “skinny weeks” and “fat weeks”. She also hilariously responded to one Instagram commenter who called her “fat” with a slew of crying-laughing emojis, so Ri is clearly unfazed by the criticism.

Rihanna Makeup Fenty Beauty

18. In September 2017, Rihanna launched her cosmetics brand ‘Fenty Beauty’.

Rihanna’s ground-breaking cosmetics range, Fenty Beauty, was launched in 150 countries to widespread praise from customers worldwide. The star product of the brand’s debut was the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, which is available in a trailblazing 40 different shades and caters for a diverse range of skin tones.

Chris Brown Rihanna

19. Chris Brown secretly attended Rihanna’s birthday party back in 2012.

Chris Brown secretly attended Rihanna’s 24th birthday party. However following his infamous physical assault in 2009, the R&B singer chose to keep a very low profile. According to TMZ, he refused to enter the party at Hearst Mansion in Beverly Hills, until all workers and people who had taken pictures, had signed a non-disclosure agreement. While in the party, Chris Brown spent lots of time with Rihanna and reportedly held hands with her. Picture: Getty

Rihanna Instagram

20. What is Rihanna’s Instagram?

Rihanna’s on Instagram and her handle is @badgalriri. The superstar is also on Facebook and Twitter using just her name, @rihanna. Riri’s not particularly keen on Snapchat and called them out in March 2018 for their “tone-deaf” ad on the platform which asked users if they’d rather “slap Rihanna” or “punch Chris Brown.” Picture: Getty

 
Ronald Fenty and Monica Braithwaite

21. Who are Rihanna’s parents?

Rihanna’s dad is Ronald Fenty and Rihanna’s mum is Monica Braithwaite. They were married but then divorced when Rihanna was a teen. The couple have three kids together including Rihanna, and her two younger brothers Rajad and Rorrey Fenty. Picture: Getty

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