9. Rihanna Purchases Mother A $2 Million Barbados Mansion
What took her so long? Following an intimate interview with Oprah Winfrey in Barbados back in 2012,Rihanna concluded her conversation with the legendary TV-personality by inviting her mother over to a newly-purchased home. Monica Braithwaite was stunned to learn that her daughter had splashed a reported $2 million on a mansion, big enough to fit the entire family in separate rooms. Even Oprah was gobsmacked just by looking at the house.