Rihanna is Forbes world’s richest female musical artist
05 June 2019 | 9:11 am
A new report from Forbes says the "Umbrella" songstress is worth $600 million. According to Forbes, much of Riri's fortune is thanks to a business deal with French company LVMH. Along with the luxury goods conglomerate, Rihanna holds co-ownership of Fenty Beauty. The singer launched the cosmetics brand back in 2017.
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CEO of Nigerian firm Invictus Group, Obinwanne Okeke, was in August 2019 arrested for conspiracy to commit computer fraud and wire fraud by the FBI. The Nigerian entrepreneur and a Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 honoree Obinwanne Okeke was sentenced to a 10-year jail term for computer and wire fraud by an American court yesterday.
20 Oct 2019
Rihanna has released a limited edition lingerie range to raise money for breast cancer research.
9 Oct 2019
Rihanna is set to release a "visual autobiography", which will feature 1,000 images, spanning across 504 pages, from throughout her life.
11 Oct 2019
In a recent interview with ‘Vogue,’ Rihanna confirmed the reason she turned down the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show. . It was initially reported by 'US Weekly' that the 31-year-old singer turned down the offer due to the Colin Kaepernick kneeling controversy of 2016.
16 Nov 2019
Singer Rihanna was among the stars who descended on Los Angeles' fabled Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday night for the world premiere of "Queen & Slim," a thriller about a black couple on the run after they kill a white policeman in self-defense.
23 Mar 2020
Rihanna is donating $5 million to help the global coronavirus relief efforts.
8 May 2020
In the United States, the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted glaring social inequality. Many workers cannot afford to be confined to their homes because they are not eligible for unemployment benefit and have not been able to put money aside. Those who have to go to work must find their own face masks. A Covid-19 test costs $150, while being hospitalised with the disease costs $70,000 on average. For the millions of Americans without health insurance, these amounts are beyond their means. Our correspondents report from California.
13 Jul 2020
Jeff Bezos has set a new record for the world's richest person after shares of Amazon hit an all-time high last week, pushing the company's market capitalization to $1.54 trillion.
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They make up just one percent of the world's population but produce more pollution than the poorest 50 percent. The rich are racing through Earth's finite carbon budget, which scientists warn could run out within a decade. That’s the conclusion of a new report from Oxfam. Armelle Le Comte, climate and energy advocacy manager at the NGO, tells us systematic change is urgently required as the amount of emissions produced globally has doubled in 25 years.
31 Oct 2020
Forbes Africa goes behind the scenes for our October edition celebrating 60 years of Nigerian Independence. Our October issue profiles NIGERIA’S NEW TYCOONS, those remarkable entrepreneurs leveraging technology to help Africa leapfrog years of economic stagnation and missed opportunities to build a new rising Africa. This month we celebrate three such tycoons, Fara Ashiru Jituboh, Iyin Aboyeji and Obi Ozor.
11 Dec 2020
Safra was born in Lebanon but emigrated to Brazil in the 1960s. He went on to become one of the richest people in the world, chairing the Safra Group, a conglomerate spanning banking, property, cellulose and bananas.
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Music stars Rihanna and Cardi B were among those honored at the 34th Footwear News Awards held virtually on Tuesday. Sixteen artists and brands were honored during the ceremony with Crocs and Birkenstocks sharing brand of the year trophies. The Nike Dunk was named shoe of the year.
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