Rihanna Spends All Her Money As Soon As She Makes It. We Can Relate

Here's something we can relate to; courtesy of her ex-accountant Peter Gounis...


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Sometimes it’s hard to see the world through Rihanna’s eyes. We might all sing along to her songs but do we really feel what she feels? Is she even feeling anything at all anymore? Or is she just numb after having released seven albums in seven years, spending her late teens and early twenties doing promo, gigs and partying like there’s no air to breathe or days to be whiled away just relaxing in your pyjamas in front of another series of Mad Men.

But today brings a nugget of information that we can really relate to with Rihanna – as soon as she makes money, she fritters it away.

During a case where she is being counter-sued by her former accountant Peter Gounis, she claimed that she had $11m (£6.7m) at the beginning of 2009, but entered 2010 with just $2m (£1.2m). She’s blaming this loss on her accountant, who she claims told her to buy a Beverly Hills mansion for $7.5m ($4.6m) despite it leaking, being full of mould and basically in need of dire repair.

She ended up selling it for a $2m loss, which she says left her near bankruptcy. Gounis, however, claims that he never tried to make her buy the house in the first place: ‘Was it really necessary to tell her that if you spend money for things you will end up with the things, and not the money?’ TMZ quotes him as saying.

Well, duh.

The sad truth is you if you make money, you spend money and then you, well you lose money. Good news for Rihanna is she’s now worth $43m. Good news for us? Ummm…payday’s not a full two weeks away?

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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