It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she
has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 25-year-
old Rihanna has taken the No. 1 spot onPeople With
Money's top 10 highest-paid singers for 2013 with an
estimated $82 million in combined earnings.....
Rihanna tops annual list of highest-paid singers
In 2010 it looked like the singer's spectacular career
was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on
top.People With Money reports on Wednesday (May
29) that Rihanna is the highest-paid singer in the
world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between
April 2012 and April 2013, a nearly $50 million lead
over her closest competition.
People With Money's factors
In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers
factors such as upfront pay, profit participation,
residuals, endorsements and advertising work.
The Barbadian singer has an estimated net worth of
$245 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock
investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative
endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She
also owns several restaurants (the "Fat Rihanna
Burger" chain) in Bridgetown, a Football Team (the
"Saint Michael Angels"), has launched her own brand
of Vodka (Pure Wonder Rihanna – Barbados), and is
tackling the juniors market with a top-selling
perfume (With Love from Rihanna) and a fashion line
called "Rihanna Seduction".
The ranking is significant for many Rihanna fans, who
have been waiting for her triumphant return to the
glory days for what seems like a lifetime