Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift
Jack Antonoff’s net worth has to be astronomical, right? Not only is he an accomplished musician in his own right, as the lead singer of Bleachers and the guitarist and drummer for Fun., but he’s also an extremely successful record producer. Antonoff has earned awards and acclaim for his work on multiple Taylor Swift albums, including 1989, Reputation and Folklore. Oh, and he got married last year to actress Margaret Qualley, who happens to be Andie MacDowell’s daughter. He must be doing something right!
At the 2023 MTV VMAs, Swift called Antonoff “one of my best friends in the world.” She added, “I'm so lucky I've been making music with him since we worked on an album called 1989. We'll continue working together til' 2089."
With all that success, plus close connections to Hollywood royalty, le'ts take a look at Jack Antonoff’s net worth in 2024.
How did Jack Antonoff get his start?
Jack Antonoff has been performing almost his whole life, having attended the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan. In November 1998, during his sophomore year in high school, Antonoff formed his first band, Outline. In early 2000, the band released a self-titled EP through a friend’s record label, Lifetime Records. The band ended their time together in 2002.
Antonoff formed another band alongside friend Scott Irby-Ranniar called Steel Train. They recruited two members of Random Task, Evan Winiker and Matthew Goldman, to join them on this endeavor and the band secured a recording deal with Drive-Thru Records. Steel Train found a good deal of success, performing at such high-profile festivals as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Coachella, and on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Show with David Letterman and as the first musical guest on Conan. Their most popular song is arguably 2010’s “Bullet.”
However, it was not until 2008 that Antonoff’s road to super stardom really came into view. He was asked by Nate Ruess to join him and Andrew Dost in forming the new band Fun. Their debut studio album, Aim and Ignite, was released the following year in 2009. But it would be their next album, 2012’s Some Nights, that would produce the band’s first number-one hit single, “We Are Young.” The single put the band on the map and they would go on to win the 2013 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Song of the Year (for “We Are Young”).
2013 also marked the beginning of Antonoff’s highly lucrative collaboration with Taylor Swift as they worked together on the song “Sweeter than Fiction” for the film One Chance. Antonoff’s work with Swift helped to propel him into another level of fame and success, as the partnership has been very fruitful for them both on a critical and financial level.
What is Jack Antonoff's net worth in 2024?
As of this writing, Jack Antonoff has a net worth of approximately $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Antonoff has seen great success as a singer, songwriter, composer, lyricist, musician, guitarist and record producer.
Antonoff has been a member of several prominent bands: Steel Train, Fun. and Bleachers. Bleachers is the solo project Antonoff launched to great acclaim in 2014 separate from Fun., though he is still a member of both bands. He is also a member of the band Red Hearse, which debuted in 2019.
In addition, he has worked on many albums as a producer and co-writer with well-known artists like Lana Del Rey, Lorde and—most prominently—Taylor Swift. He has collaborated on multiple songs (and albums) with Swift, including on several of her best-selling albums such as 1989, Reputation, Lover, Evermore, Midnights, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version) and Folklore, with Antonoff acting as a producer and oftentimes songwriter alongside the superstar.
How much money does Jack Antonoff make?
Jack Antonoff has not publicly revealed how much money he earns. However, it has been estimated that he earns an average of $2 million annually. Of course, the amount Antonoff makes each year depends on the projects he undertakes and their respective successes.
What does Jack Antonoff do for Taylor Swift?
Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift have been collaborating on music together since 2013, when the two co-wrote and produced the song “Sweeter Than Fiction” for the movie One Chance. Since then, the two have not only formed a strong friendship, they have continued to collaborate professionally as well. Antonoff has co-written and co-produced multiple songs on several of Swift’s best-selling albums, with Antonoff even earning two Grammy Awards for Album of the Year for Swift’s 1989 and Folklore due to his work as a producer on both of the albums.
Antonoff has co-written and co-produced several of Swift’s best-known songs, including “Look What You Made Me Do,” “Getaway Car” and “Dress”.
Antonoff has nothing but praise for his highly successful professional and personal relationship with Swift. In a 2014 birthday post honoring the singer, he wrote, “happy birthday to @taylorswift — an amazing friend and my favorite collaborator. stayed out later than I thought my body could ever handle. it was THAT good a night. ps hope you like the tom waits records....”
What Taylor Swift albums has Jack Antonoff produced?
Jack Antonoff has produced several albums as part of his famed collaboration with friend Taylor Swift. The first of Swift’s albums that Antonoff helped to write and produce was 2014’s 1989. After the massive success of the album, Antonoff has continued to co-write on and produce all of Swift’s albums from Reputation to Midnights. That means the two have collaborated on the following Taylor Swift albums altogether: 1989, Reputation, Lover, Folklore, Evermore and Midnights. In addition, Antonoff has helped Swift with all of her re-recorded Taylor’s Version albums so far, including: Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version), Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) and 1989 (Taylor’s Version).
In addition to his co-writing and producing help on Swift’s albums, one of Antonoff’s past romantic relationships even inspired one of Swift’s songs. Antonoff was in a longterm relationship with Girls star and creator Lena Dunham from 2012 until 2017 and their bond inspired the song “You Are in Love,” according to the blonde phenomenon.
When referring to the line “You are my best friend” from the song, Swift explained, "Yeah. I’ve never had that, so I wrote that song about things that Lena has told me about her and Jack. That’s just basically stuff she’s told me."
Which artists does Jack Antonoff produce for besides Taylor Swift?
While Jack Antonoff’s most famous producing work may be for his friend Taylor Swift, he’s actually a highly sought after music and record producer. In fact, as of the end of 2022, Antonoff had produced around 300 songs in total. Of course, Antonoff has produced music for his own bands, Steel Train, Fun., Bleachers and Red Hearse.
Other prominent artists Antonoff has produced music for include:
Carly Rae Jepsen
Lana Del Rey
St. Vincent, Clairo
How to Dress Well
Florence + The Machine
It would appear Antonoff is adding new collaborators all the time, so who knows what new faces will be added to that list very soon!
In addition to his work as a producer, Antonoff has also written and co-written songs for many notable artists, including a lot of the names listed above. He famously co-wrote Sara Bareilles’s hit 2013 song “Brave” as well as “Chasing the Sun,” Olivia Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” and “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back,” Rachel Platten’s “Stand by You” and Tegan and Sara’s “How Come You Don’t Want Me” —just to name a few!
How much does Jack Antonoff make touring?
Jack Antonoff has not revealed how much money he makes touring with his multiple bands, Bleachers, Fun. and Red Hearse. However, it has been widely reported that the majority of musicians do make most of their money from touring versus from album sales. But as Antonoff is a highly successful songwriter and record producer with multiple collaborations with other prominent artists, in addition to his success as a musician, he may earn more from music sales than the average artist due to those other sources of income.
Interestingly enough, Antonoff has been openly critical of the touring industry and music venues. In November 2022, the Bleachers frontman tweeted, “While we are having the discussion can venues simply stop taxing merch of artists? This is literally the only way you make money when you start out touring. The more we make it tenable for young and small artists to make a living on the road the more great music we will get. Touring is one of the most honest ways to make a living. Some of the hardest and most heartfelt work you can do. So why must [they] f— artist[s] so hard?”
He continued, “[Simple] solutions, stop taxing merch, stop lying to artists about costs of putting on shows, include artists in more areas of revenue. The stories I could tell from my years of touring are bananas. Young artists on tour are the last to see any money.”
How many Grammys has Jack Antonoff won?
As of this writing, Jack Antonoff has won 8 Grammys out of 24 nominations. He is currently nominated for 6 Grammys for the upcoming 66th Grammy Awards which will take place on Feb.4, 2024.
The Grammys Antonoff has won are: Best New Artist (for Fun. in 2013), Song of the Year (for Fun.’s “We Are Young” in 2013), Album of the Year (for Taylor Swift’s 1989 in 2016), Best Rock Song (for St. Vincent’s “Masseducation” in 2019), Album of the Year (for Taylor Swift’s Folklore in 2021), Best Alternative Music Album (for St. Vincent’s Daddy’s Home in 2022) and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (in 2022 and 2023).