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How much is Rihanna worth? Rihanna’s net worth is $72 million, and from May 2011 to May 2012, the Bajan beauty earned a reported $53 million. That income was enough to land the 24-year-old singer in third place on Forbes’ list of the top earners under the age of 30. Justin Bieber just barely edged her out, earning $55 million, while Taylor Swift trumped them both with $57 million. Still, Ri beat Lady Gaga, who took in $52 million, and Katy Perry, who managed a mere $45 million.

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As for where Rihanna’s $72 million fortune places her in relation to other artists in her genre, RnB Magazine reports that the “We Found Love” songstress is fifth on the list of wealthiest superstars. Topping the inventory is Mariah Carey, who’s sitting on a cool $500 million, followed by Beyonce ($350 million), R. Kelly ($150 million) and Usher ($140 million). Following Rihanna at no. 6 was Mary J. Blige ($45 million), while Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend, the man who beat her up on the even of the 2009 Grammy Awards, Chris Brown, came in at no. 7 with $24 million.

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Rihanna has made her millions in various ways. She’s sold more than 25 million albums around the world and earned the title of Digital Song Artist of the decade from Billboard. She’s also nabbed endorsement deals with Reebok, Vita Coco, Nivea, and Clinique, among other brands. She also has more than 53 million Facebook followers. No wonder Forbes named her the fourth most powerful celebrity list, placing her behind Jennifer Lopez, Oprah, and Justin Bieber, who again sneaks just past her.

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