“That’s none of your business,” Rihanna said.
Like many of us, Rihanna has been stuck at home for much of the last year, but her net worth has skyrocketed to $1.7 billion, according to an estimate by Forbes. Outside of the Savage x Fenty lingerie line, her empire also includes her skin care line, Fenty Skin, and her makeup line, Fenty Beauty.
But before any Rihanna fans ask: Yes, she says she is working on new music and, no, she doesn’t know when she will be ready to drop it.
“You won’t even know what to expect!” she said.
She wants to use her fortune to benefit her Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. The organization provides funding for emergency responses to natural disasters caused by climate change, as well as education initiatives for marginalized communities.
“Every dollar I make, I want to give it back,” Rihanna said. “When it comes to people who need help, it hurts when I can’t do as much as I want, so now we’re just putting our foot down and C.L.F. is about to grow in a way that I’m really proud of.”
Her new status as a billionaire is something that was never her goal, and she isn’t quite comfortable with it yet, she said.
“It’s tricky because it’s hard to even accept that’s where you’re at because I know where I’ve come from,” said Rihanna, who was born and raised in Barbados. “At the same time, it feels good to be able to inspire young women and boys, who like me, come from humble beginnings, who come from parents who are immigrants or who are immigrants themselves, to be able to do this.”