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Taylor Swift Becomes Billionaire, Joins Elite Ranks on Forbes List

The pop superstar’s $1.1 billion net worth makes her the first musician billionaire derived from their music career, per Forbes.
April 6, 2024
10:59 am
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Taylor Swift has achieved a new milestone by becoming a billionaire, earning a spot on Forbes’ 2024 World’s Billionaires List with an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion.


The 34-year-old singer-songwriter is the first musician to reach billionaire status primarily from their music career, according to the renowned business publication. Swift’s fortune stems from lucrative revenue streams including her record-breaking Eras Tour, the value of her master recording catalog, and investments in real estate and other ventures.


Forbes unveiled its latest billionaires’ rankings recently, carefully calculated using stock prices and exchange rates as of March 8, 2024. The list showcases a growing number of ultra-wealthy celebrities and entertainers alongside titans of industry and finance.


In addition to Swift, other notable entertainment figures featured include Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, and Kanye West in the billionaires’ club. However, Swift stands out as the sole musician to attain billionaire status derived solely from their music career accomplishments thus far.


Taylor Swift

The Pennsylvanian native launched her professional music journey at just 14 years old, signing with Big Machine Records in 2005. Over nearly two decades, she has achieved record-shattering commercial success with over 200 million albums sold worldwide and numerous stadium tour milestones.


Swift’s inclusion on the Forbes ranking caps off a monumental rise for the 11-time Grammy winner from country music darling to global pop culture phenomenon. Her knack for creating valuable intellectual property across her music recordings, writing, brand partnerships and other business dealings enabled this historic wealth accumulation at just 34 years old.


While her $1.1 billion net worth is still dwarfed by veteran billionaires like Musk and Winfrey, Swift’s place among the world’s richest underscores her unparalleled financial success by music industry standards.


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