Mar 03, 2021

Question of the Day [Women's History Month]: How much has Rihanna contributed to Covid-19 pandemic relief in the last year?

Answer: Over $8 million! and her Clara Lionel Foundation raised over $22.5 million!


  1. If you had the financial success of Rihanna, what causes would you donate to? Why?
  2. Have you ever been able to help someone in need through your (monetary or nonmonetary) resources? How did you feel during that experience?
  3. What can we learn from looking at her success as a musician and entrepreneur?

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Behind the numbers (Forbes):

"Rihanna, one of the most publicly charitable celebrities, has donated upwards of $8 million to coronavirus relief efforts. She gave $1 million to New York's needy, $2.1 million to abuse victims in LA and $5 million to other charities through her Clara Lionel Foundation. Despite her musical success, she's made the bulk of her fortune from Fenty Beauty, the makeup brand she co-owns with luxury goods group LVMH."


Check out the NGPF Mini-Units: Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy to supplement this Question of the Day!


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About the Author

Mason Butts

After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.

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