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'I Couldn't Be More Proud': Rihanna Is Appointed Ambassador

The multi-platinum singer accepts role in her home country
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2018 3:00 PM CDT
Singer Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Didn't think Rihanna could add more to her plate? The international artist and business mogul now has a new ambassadorial role—in her home country of Barbados, the Guardian reports. Per a governmental office, the 30-year-old has agreed to become the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, promoting investment, tourism, and education. "I couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title," says Rihanna. The multiplatinum singer, who boasts an estimated net worth of $210 million, has already been one of Barbados' cultural ambassadors since 2008, notes CNN. (Read more singer stories.)

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