If you want to build a successful, long-lasting million-dollar brand, then take a page out of Rihanna's guidebook because there's nothing she won't turn into gold. 

Barbados recently declared the self-made Barbadian artist a national hero, making her the second woman to receive the national honor and the 11th person overall. Rihanna received the nation's high award Tuesday at a ceremony in Bridgetown.

Before Rihanna was bestowed with the title “the right excellent,” the singer repeatedly showed she is a force to be reckoned with. Her accolades include countless Grammy award wins, sold-out tours, and No. 1 albums, and she's also turned her businesses efforts, including Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty, into a 600 million fortune, according to Forbes. 

This year, Forbes recently estimated Rihanna is now worth $1.7 billion — making her the wealthiest female musician in the world, and second only to Oprah Winfrey as the wealthiest female entertainer. 

The 33-year-old launched the Fenty Beauty makeup line in partnership with LVMH, a French luxury goods conglomerate and co-owner of the Savage X Fenty lingerie line with TechStyle Fashion Group. 

When creating your brand, creativity, experience, and knowledge are needed to be mogul material. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses and engaging with a team will allow you to create your empire. 

Rihanna is the mogul of our generation, and here's what we learned from her: