Now that she officially reigns supreme as the world’s wealthiest female musician — surpassing industry stalwarts like Beyoncé, Madonna, and Jennifer Lopez, per Forbes — Rihanna is no longer shy about splashing the real estate cash. Records reveal the Barbadian import, 33, has spent exactly $10 million to buy the house immediately next door to the mansion she bought for $13.8 million just three months prior.
Though she’s still best known for her anthemic global mega-hits (“We Found Love,” “Umbrella,” “Rude Boy,” “Disturbia”) Rihanna’s recent wealth explosion is thanks to her forays into the lucrative cosmetics industry, where she co-owns the wildly popular Fenty Beauty brand with LVMH, and the apparel industry, where her Savage x Fenty lingerie brand is reportedly now valued at a shocking $1 billion.
Rihanna’s latest residential acquisition was never on the open market, but tax records say the gated property features a family-sized house, originally built in the late 1930s, with four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and just over 3,500 square feet of living space. The half-acre estate last sold to a non-famous couple in 2015 for “just” $5.1 million, meaning the sellers nearly doubled their money, minus the cost of taxes and any renovations, when they flipped the place to Rihanna.
Circa 2015 photos suggest the house is a decidedly luxurious, if not exactly thrilling, Tudor-style structure with formal living and dining rooms, plus an eat-in kitchen that opens to the family room, which in turn opens to a spacious backyard with an oversized swimming pool set below a terraced patch of grassy lawn.