Rihanna may actually be ballin' bigger than Lebron. She just dropped a highly anticipated album, is about to embark on a world tour, and is now credited for pumping up Puma's profits.
Puma said its fourth-quarter sales grew at a double-digit percentage largely because of RiRi. Rihanna took over as Puma's women's creative director a year ago, and the company found love in a hopeless place of struggling sales.
Puma's CEO said, "She can sell sneakers, and Puma is on to something here which we haven't seen yet in the women's area."
How 'bout a round of applause for Rihanna. The singer designed two sneakers for the German athletic brand in 2015 — the limited edition "Creeper" and the "Eskiva."
Rihanna also premiered her Fenty x Puma apparel line at New York Fashion Week last week. Those threads will hit clothing racks later this year.