Rihanna performs concert in India at wedding for son of Asia’s richest man

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Singer Rihanna found love – and reportedly a big pay day – in India.

The musician, who has built her own billion dollar empire as a musician and business owner, was allegedly paid upwards of $6 million dollars to perform at the pre-wedding festivities for Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son, Anant, per multiple reports. The richest man in Asia, Ambani is the 9th wealthiest person in the world according to Forbes.

Video shared to social media showed the Barbadian singer performing some of her top hits, including “Pour It Up,” and “B—h Better Have My Money” to a massive crowd.

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Rihanna in a black outfit and black hat split Mukesh Ambani in cream jacket son Anant in a sherbert orange and wife Nita in a light orange smile at his pre-wedding festivities

Rihanna was invited to Anant Ambani’s pre-wedding festivities, hosted by his father Mukesh, the richest man in Asia. (Getty Images/Reliance group via AP)

The guest list for the multi-day bash in Jamnagar, India was nearly 1200 people. 

RIhanna’s appearance holds significance, as the 36-year-old has shifted away from the music industry for the better part of the last decade. 

Her last studio album, “Anti,” was released in 2016, and before her Super Bowl LVII halftime show in 2023, Rihanna hadn’t performed live on-stage since 2018.

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Rihanna looks behind her on the carpet wearing a shaggy purple jacket and smiles

Rihanna was reportedly paid millions of dollars to perform in India for the Ambani family. (Gilbert Flores/WWD via Getty Images)

In 2022, she released the song “Lift Me Up,” for the soundtrack of the superhero film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

Rihanna was not the only billionaire in attendance, as Ambani invited META CEO Mark Zuckerberg and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates to the occasion. Ivanka Trump and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan were also in attendance.

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Bill Gates in a blue suit poses with girlfriend Paula Hurd and Anant and Mukesh Ambani at the pre-wedding festivities for Anant

Bill Gates and his girlfriend Paula Hurd pose with Anant and Mukesh Ambani.  (Reliance group via AP)

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Anant, 28, is expected to marry his long-time love Radhika Merchant, 29, in July. Merchant is the daughter of Viren Merchant, CEO of Encore Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., and entrepreneur Shaila Merchant.

A representative for Rihanna did not immediately return Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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