The Decade’s Greatest Glow Up: Rihanna Started The 2010s “Effectively Bankrupt” But Is Ending It With $600 Million

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At the end of 2009, Rihanna found herself in financial peril because of a shoddy accountant. According to TMZ, she was “effectively bankrupt,” ending the last decade with $2 million in the bank despite years of hard work and with a multitude of expenses to cover. She ended up suing her accounting team for gross mismanagement and settled around 2014. Fast forward to the end of 2019, however, and Rihanna is the world’s wealthiest female musician. How did she rebound so well? Let’s take a look back at everything Rihanna has accomplished in this decade that has allowed her to end it on top and amass a fortune of over $600 million. 

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Four Hit Albums and Tours

Rihanna released four albums including Loud, Talk That Talk, Unapologetic, and ANTI within the decade, all of which went to number three and number one on the Billboard charts. She also has won a total of eight Grammys for her work in this decade, and her shows to promote the projects often sold out. 

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