LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 23: Singer Rihanna performs onstage during Fox’s ‘American Idol 2012’ results show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 10: Actress/singer Rihanna arrives at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures’ ‘Battleship’ at The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Rihanna attends the ‘Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations’ Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 24: Rihanna attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME’S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 18: Singer Rihanna performs onstage at the 15th Annual ‘An Unforgettable Evening’ Benefiting EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 18, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Entertainment Industry Foundation)
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From MadameNoire: Representing for the black girls in the entertainment industry, Rihanna is one of the highest paid celebrities under 30.
The 24-year-old popstar sealed the number 3 spot on the Forbes’ list released today. MTV reports:
Though she recently filed suit against her former accountants, Rihanna reportedly raked in $53 million, much of it as a result of her 85-show world tour and sales from the Talk That Talk album. She also gets paid via endorsement deals with Vita Coco coconut water and Nivea lotion and took in millions more through her Reb’l Fleur fragrance.
“Talk that Talk” is Rihanna’s sixth album and was released in November of last year. As of June 2012, the album has sold nearly a million copies in the United States as well as hundreds of thousands of copies around the world.
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