Many of us know Rihanna as a musical genius, fashion enthusiast, and recent makeup mogul. But, did you also know that Rihanna plays a major roll in her community and in philanthropy? In 2012, Rihanna created the Clara Lionel Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps impoverished communities around the world by providing healthcare, education, and other programs. This program shines a light on the importance of helping underdeveloped countries establish basic needs for their citizens. Rihanna's organization has helped establish a medical center in her home country Barbados as well as fund a scholarship program.
In 2014, Rihanna had her first annual Diamond Ball which is held for celebrities to come together and auction for various items to raise money for her Clara Lionel Foundation.
This year's Diamond Ball was held in New York City and featured a performance by Kendrick Lamar. They were able to raise over $840,000 at this year's Diamond Ball, and celebrities such as Jay-Z and Beyonce made an appearance. Rihanna even received a special video from Barack Obama thanking her for her philanthropy work!
Below are some photographs of the amazing night and all the big stars in attendance.