Hot Shots: Rihanna Floats In Barbados / Rakes In $53 Million

Rihanna was all smiles yesterday, having a blast on ski ring during her trip to her homeland of Barbados.

In seemingly positive spirits, the ‘Drunk’ singer was seen in the company of close friends and family, first out at sea and then taking to a small yacht for beers and pictures.

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Her sighting follows a report by Forbes claiming she pulled in $53 million between the period of May 2011 and May 2012, making her the third highest paid celebrity under the age of 30.

Generated by album sales, her recent world tours and lucrative endorsement commitments, Fenty’s place on the list does not take into account the alleged ‘360 contract’ she has with Def Jam, which will see the bulk of her cash pumped back into her ‘machine‘.

A machine, currently readying the release of her seventh studio album and a 2013 world tour in its aid.

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  1. Suicide Blonde July 13, 2012

    Glad she’s having fun, she need it now.

  2. bigboi July 13, 2012

    good for her, but how much of this money is she actually see-ing?After management and label take their cuts

    • Benron July 13, 2012

      Clearly you don’t understand Forbes, they’re not say “RIHANNA BRAND” Made 53 million (It made twice that just from the loud tour) This is the (probably untaxed) amount of money that She herself was estimated to make!

      • frankie July 13, 2012

        Don’t care what her tour pulled in, how much of that money did Rihanna Brand get?

      • Lax July 14, 2012

        @Hates *uck what you say and type the Fact that will
        stand and hold up in court is this…..ass holes who
        has something to say about how her money is
        going to be cut, divide and issued out keep trying
        to figure that s*** out while she and her team figure
        out their next move and if you don’t like it them go
        bump yo selves…

    • Lax July 13, 2012

      It matters a dam because she made 90 million on tour along, and it do not matter if she’s DRUNK OR SOBER
      she have got enough $$$$$ to pay her label, manger and
      her team and still come out smelling like a rose. I know it kills the grape and her haters because they feel that it should be all of beyonce, rita and kelly’s $$$$$.
      Rihanna is doing a great job of keeping her bills paid!

      • frankie July 13, 2012

        Yea Yea Yea we all know that Rihanna made 90 mil bah bah bah. She’s suing for her funds being handle poorly by her management. I wonder how much of it she has left lol.

      • karla July 13, 2012

        Why are you so flipping concerned about how much she has left? I bet its millions more than you have left. What ever it is is a lot more than your broke ass would see in your lifetime.

      • beyonce Manager July 13, 2012

        Lord rihanna tour did not made that damn the highest woman to tour and to get the most is Beyonce knowles

      • frankie July 13, 2012

        STFU b**** I can ask any questions I want to. It’s not your money either so why worry about the questions that I asked.

      • karla July 14, 2012

        B**** go suck pork. Rihannas success is burning your rass.

  3. chase July 13, 2012

    she made that money that is hers after costs for management and label GOOD on her !!!! LOVE HER go girl get ur rest and then bk to WERK

  4. Benron July 13, 2012

    Its tubing and its the best f****** thing ever. Also, you actually managed to throw some non-vicous but still good shade, the first time ever. The “Drunk” singer actually almost made me laugh…

    Don’t get confused people, this is how much she phsyically made from may 2011-2012. Not how much her brand made. If you add up loud tour (100million $) The 2.5 million albums worldwide she had sold by then (almost 2.9 now,) and her endorsment deals, plus how much events pay her ot perform you would have a MUCH bigger number (this doesen’t even include single sales)

    • frankie July 13, 2012

      She made it but how much of it is hers? And why is she suing for mismanagement of her monies and giving bad advice.

      • karla July 13, 2012

        She is suing for the years 2009-2010 when some of her funds were stolen by a shady accounting firm. So if that turns out to be true. Rihanna would have been worth a lot more than previously reported. Now that she has a new firm and better handling of her finances. I bet not a penny would go unaccounted for. She is already seeing gains with her new accounting firm.

      • frankie July 13, 2012

        Rihanna stay drunk all the time that she probably don’t even know how much money was stolen. She got a new firm when she should be going to school to manage her own money at least over see it. Unless @Karla are you Rihanna or her PR team if not don’t believe you . I remember someone saying on a site maybe this one that Oprah is handling her own book because she don’t trust people anymore. Lots of money flowing all around you and Rihanna indulging and partying she will get got again.

      • karla July 14, 2012

        You sound real stupid. Most rich people have accountants to manage their money. Even Oprah has accountants, but she says she now signs all of her checks personally. I’m sure after Rihanna has her interview with Oprah. Oprah will give her some tips on how to make sure her money is well managed and how to protect her money from greedy people.

  5. Cockiness July 13, 2012

    TGJ where’s the contact, have you seen it. STOP spreading your lies and propaganda its really pathetic now.

  6. Cockiness July 13, 2012

    The b**** is getting paid, now how much coins you make on this site, and how much of it is because of rihanna……

    you cant even get more than 100 comments if you don’t mention her in a post

    • TeamBreezy July 13, 2012


  7. 12345 July 13, 2012

    she signed that deal 05 and 360 deals werent common back then. so stop lying

    • Lax July 13, 2012

      Rihanna’s Loud Tour Grosses $90 Million
      Although it may have appeared like all eyes were on Jay-Z and Kanye West this year, R&B singer Rihanna actually earned the biggest pay day as far as touring is concerned. According to Pollstar’s Top 25 Worldwide Tours of 2011, Rihanna’s Loud tour ranked at No. 7, topping some of the biggest pop acts in the country, including Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry

      • beyonce Manager July 13, 2012

        B**** please she did not made no 90 million

      • Lax July 14, 2012

        @Beyonce Manger why or you trying to talk the
        90 million down when yo bum ass is getting
        blue’s N****** paid for by the talk of the moment

  8. RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 13, 2012

    she looks like she is having much need fun……

    • Lax July 14, 2012

      She sure do.

      • Lax July 14, 2012

        Rihanna Gets a Billion YouTube Views!
        How could that happen and many say that
        shes not this or that.

  9. Yc18 July 13, 2012

    Rihanna girl if u making all this money good on u. So u can do w/e the hel u want including drinking up and smoking too.

    • Lax July 14, 2012

      Yea that is what i say by now we all know that she drinks,
      smokes and wilds out from time to time , but she also
      works hard. My thing is it’s her life and as a fan i support her and want her with us for a very long time and she know the things that people do that is out landish can cause you problem up the road. She has to learn and i feel that she will
      that what don’t kill you will make you stronger, brighter and smarter that is if her desires or to stay in the entertainmenst industry. And she loves her work and until she’s falling out and buck dam neckkkkid sitting on her throne i will keep her in prayer and raising cane
      because she love life and living it, just like all of us do.

  10. aishaaguilerakeys July 13, 2012

    None of them touch the full amount of money found in Forbes,the mag says it’s the money they make without subtracting the eventual charges such as managment, producers, song writers, record label… But congats to Riri, she’s finally relaxing after all that work and having fun after going through the pain of her grandma’s death.

    • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 13, 2012

      tell em she might just take home………7mill like she did off the loud tour,

      • Lax July 13, 2012

        All of you including the grape keep pulling stats out of yo
        asses trying to muddy the water because #3 is to high on
        that Forbes list, many of you or a p*** poor examples of
        human beings, and the hate often time can be cut with a
        knife always trying to talk Rih Rih’s career success down.
        But it’s a done deal and she know that if her money isn’t right
        she know how to hire a law firm to explain this how you stay ahead of the crooks who’s trying to call her a doper when she’s just having fun like all young folk do just on a grander scale.

    • Lax July 13, 2012

      If that be the case what happened to the difference
      between earning 90 million on tour then what about
      her other ventures, endorsements, dah, dah, dah she
      made 90 million and i know all of that did not go for
      taxes and n****** for Blue, smart ass.

      • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 13, 2012

        you keep sayin she made 90mil when it was her tour that gross 90 but she only took home 7 thats a damn shame if you ask me , they are pimping her and thats fck up if you ask me….instead of you ranting on here take it to def jam

      • barbie July 14, 2012

        LAXative, you really need to stop. The other artsits on that list were relaxing but your fav was working like a dog so you can happy for her but don’t try to make it sound like she did better than anyone else. PULEASE!

        The others are really enjoying their lives, working when they want to and taking breaks to recover after a hard year’s work. They are not worried about making the list, they happen to make the list .

      • Lax July 14, 2012

        At the end of the day it do not matter what you
        say or think because all of the many things
        you have to say don’t mean doddly squat
        because she GROSSED 90 million and i
        know it make you physical Ill to read this in
        big print all around the net in the US and
        around all of her Fans or Elated, and love
        knowing that the haters of pissy, bitter, salty
        about it.
        Rihanna’s navy do understand yo angor i mean
        after all the way That Grape tell it and the way you
        haters who hates on her so hard tell it you’ think
        she was only entertaining in Casinos like beyonce did
        on her big come back from having her Pillow, Blue!

      • karla July 14, 2012

        Barbie you sound foolish. They were all working one way or the other for them to be making that money. Don’t tell me you could make money just by sitting down and doing nothing.# where they do that at? Anyway its good that Rihanna is working for her money, cause being lazy never got anyone anywhere. She has the rest of her life to rest and live off her millions.

  11. BEYONCE’S WEAVE July 13, 2012

    Samantha has not seen Rihanna’s contract. Samantha and TGJ staff should be worrying about Fistopher Brown’s future after the low disaster opening numbers of “unfortunate”. Samantha sweety, your boo Chris Brown might get dropped by his label, you might have to focus your energy comforting him instead of shading Rihanna.

    That said, Rihanna looks happy and finally at least she is letting her hair down and having some fun. Every now and then, it is good to kick your feet up and relax. Rihanna is an extremely hard worker and she deserves a much needed rest, relaxation and fun. Good for her.

    • Suicide Blonde July 13, 2012

      I think i love you.

      • frankie July 13, 2012

        Say what you want about Chris Brown he’s not my fave anyway but Rihanna will die young & broke while fisthoper you call him will be still around. Dumb hateful ass people.

      • karla July 13, 2012

        Stop wishing death on people. It just might turn around and bite you in the ass. Rihannas success is making the haters mad. Especially the ones who sit up on blogs every day talking s*** about her. The more you do, the higher she rise. God don’t like ugly that’s why the more you hate on a person, they stay blessed up while you remain bitter. Challenge that negative energy into something positive and watch your blessings flow.

    • juicy July 13, 2012

      Rihanna is relaxed and have plenty of time to get high. So this is what you people call relaxed. Drinking & druging. Oh well I’m happy for her going on vacation and she should stay for a few weeks. I mean just losing her grandmother and all.
      Knock yourself out Rihanna do your thing.

      • frankie July 13, 2012

        Listen you I was not wishing death on Rihanna. I was just proving a point about something that was said about Fist Brown. Did you read in my comment that I wish Rihanna would die. NO I said she will die young & broke. We all going to die at one point because we were born to die.

      • karla July 14, 2012

        But you are making predictions saying she will die young and broke. Are you God to determine her future.

  12. Lax July 13, 2012

    Less watch and see who’s flat screen we or going to
    see spread out s*** as all get out Tubing next. Rih
    Looks like she is having a blast and don’t it make
    the naysayers want to try and talk that position shes
    holding down on forbes. When you can make it to
    the forbes list , that is a good sign that yo ass is paid.
    It do not matter a dam about how her contract was
    written because no matter how it was wrote they do
    not go by the same contract as a artist starts out
    with and besides that Jayz hired her and he left
    the company and she has done another contract
    with the new labe heads. And jay as her manger
    c an only get paid what has been agreed on and if
    he’s not taking all of Rita’s or Willows or the others
    money what make some think he can take more of
    Rihanna’s $$$$ then he can take from the others,
    dumb asses.

  13. LoDiddy July 13, 2012

    Lol @ A Machine

  14. RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 13, 2012

    This is too funny

    KIM Kardashian may soon have to find herself a new BFF if Beyonce‘s sister gets her way.

    Solange Knowles has apparently told the superstar singer that she shouldn’t be hanging out with reality star Kim.

    “In Solange’s eyes, Beyonce is a stand-out star, a premier singer of our time, whereas Kim is just a reality TV star who only got famous after a s** tape was leaked,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.

    “So she called Beyonce out on it, and they had a fight over Kim. It culminated with Beyonce telling Solange she can be friends with whomever she wants.”

    Recent reports claimed Kim — who’s dating Kanye West– splurged on a $5000 diamond-studded baby bracelet for Beyonce’s 6-month-old Blue Ivy.

    But Kim presumptuously personalized the trinket with the engraving “Love Auntie Kim.”
    “They have been friends for five minutes, but already Kim is trying to force herself into Beyonce’s life,” a source said.

    “Beyonce was moved by the lavish gesture, but then she became suspicious of the grandiose ‘Auntie Kim’ engraving.

    “She thought it was over the top, considering she’s known Kim personally for such a short time. Despite Kim’s s** tape and bad marriages, Beyonce had been warming to her based on her charming demeanor and romance with Kanye, who’s a good friend. But she certainly doesn’t consider Kim family in any way, shape or form. And for Kim to suggest that closeness in a present for Blue Ivy really put Beyonce off.

    “She believes Kim is trying to buy her friendship through her daughter, and she’s cooling to their friendship. Right now, Beyonce is on her guard. She’s keeping her distance until she feels more trusting of Kim.”

    • Lax July 13, 2012

      Is that right!

      • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 13, 2012

        thats what it say boo.

  15. TeamBreezy July 13, 2012

    “Alleged 360 deal…” .. See TGJ, most notable and highly respected blog sites dont use words like “Alleged” .. they use FACTS!
    …If I wanna read “Alleged” news ill go to M** or Sandra Rose .. #StepItUp

    Quit being shady, shes paid and yall MAD as f***

    • karla July 13, 2012

      Yes they are. Lmao.

      • Lax July 13, 2012

        Heeeey i heard that “TeamBreezy”

  16. WHYBhi5 July 13, 2012

    My girl clocking and pulling in that dough. Can’t wait for that Oprah interview. Get that RnR RiRi b 4 another hectic year gets underway.

    • juicy July 13, 2012

      Heard some of the questions will be about Chris Brown. Oprah is no joke she is going to ask what the people want to know and that is Why did she start talking back with Chris and Why did she do that song with him. She also going to talk about the 2009 incident first. I read this but maybe the questions will change but knowing Oprah

      • Lax July 13, 2012

        Rih and Chris has both grown since this and they
        or standing tall and doing their thing hopefully they
        will keep their Focus and let bygones stay where
        It’s clear that they both has moved on, and that’s good.

  17. I Judge Flops July 13, 2012

    This actually makes me sad 🙁

    Anytime Rihanna isn’t “working” she needs to be rehearsing

    AKA getting vocal lessons and dancing lessons


    So I just think even time she’s not “working” , she needs to be “working” because she SUCKS THAT BAD.


    • TeamBreezy July 13, 2012

      you do know that “working” involves Rehearsing – Vocal Training and so much more.. That is part of ANY entertainers “Working” schedule ..

      “Working” doesnt mean only performing .. smh!

      • ohreally July 13, 2012

        If you watch the outakes to WHYB she says she is “so busy” she doesn’t have time to rehearse….And this was on the video shoot. I am sorry but shouldn’t your schedule be packed with you rehearsing and vocal training?

      • Benron July 14, 2012

        Ohreally she said she doesen’t have time to rehearse dance moves for MUSIC VIDEOS SO REHEARSING ON #WHYB was a new thing for her.

    • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) July 13, 2012

      so true

  18. Lax July 13, 2012

    What is really strange, don’t it strike you as funny how Rih
    can make that much dough and she’s the only artist in the
    World, around the globe and the Universe for that matter
    that t “That Grape Juice” feels need more Schooling.
    That is beyond “Outer Space” and always a good topic
    because Rihanna still is able to get work and a lot of
    it. And she have got her fans and she is well on her
    way to bigger and better, folks.

  19. xedos July 13, 2012

    Rihanna don’t have any 360 contract with Def Jam . If she did, roc nation which is a part of live nation would not be responsible for her touring .when 360 started it was big establish artist madonna and U2 about the same time rihanna got sign. Jay Z did not even get his 360 until after he left Def Jam and he was the one who sign Rihanna. stop trying to act like her money is not hers. you did not say kathy perry , justin Bieber or anyone else on the list have a 360 but you did with rihanna. it seems like when white artist makes money they get to keep all of it ,but when a black artist make the same money you have n****** trying to dissect how much they will get and not get. trying to find a way to say the black artist is not making any money. n***** just hate to see others succeed. everytime Rihanna achieve a milestone you have n***** try to discredit it., but they never do the same when white artist achieve success

    • Lax July 14, 2012

      @XEDOS, So true.

  20. ThatGrapefruitJuice July 13, 2012

    Lol @ u Lax, lol @ beyond “Outer Space” woohoo. Behave urself chile.

  21. Lax July 14, 2012

    @THAT GRAPE JUICE There you go again sending my
    rocket off to the moon, thanks! Cause that ass is on Lock Down…

  22. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! July 14, 2012

    Taylor swift is number 1 in the list!

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