Taylor Swift Is In Her Billionaire Era: Find Out Her Net Worth

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Taylor Swift's net worth is massive, and it's largely because of what one of her frenemies said it best: "Taylor Swift is a major corporation." And just like many major corporations, Swift's net worth can be tallied as high as a billion-plus dollars.

The Grammy winner's massive net worth is a product of both her talents as a musician and songwriter, but also of her incredible business acumen; she even created her own management company, in which she acts as CEO. She can likely thank her parents for honing those financial smarts: Her father, Scott Swift, was a stockbroker and wealth management adviser, while her mother, Andrea, sold mutual funds.

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Still, Swift has the kind of savviness that likely couldn't be taught. One of the first artists to embrace social media as a tool to connect with her audience, Swift's uniquely close relationship with her fans earns her a tremendous amount of loyalty. She previously admitted that her brand is incredibly important to her, as is keeping her fans in mind on a personal level, especially since she serves as a role model to them.

"I definitely think about a million people when I'm getting dressed in the morning, and that's just part of my life now," she told 60 Minutes in 2011. "I think it's my responsibility to know it and to be conscious of it. It would be really easy to say, 'I'm 21 now! I'm going to do what I want! You raise your kids!' But that's not the truth of it. The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation, so make your words count."

Indeed, making her words count has made counting her money pretty sweet, too. We're breaking down Taylor Swift's net worth and the details behind her "Love Story" with American capitalism.

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What is Taylor Swift's net worth in 2024?

According to a report from Bloomberg News, Taylor Swift entered her billionaire era with an estimated net worth of roughly $1.1 billion.

Forbes corroborated that number in April 2024, pointing out that the singer's "estimated $190 million post-tax earnings from her historic Eras Tour helped boost the country-and-pop musician into the three-comma club—the first person to do it based solely on songwriting and performing."

Her current net worth is up from a previous Forbes estimate that put the pop star's net worth at a whopping $740 million.

Who is richer, Beyoncé or Taylor Swift?

As of January 2024, Taylor Swift is estimated to be wealthier than Beyoncé, with the Queen B's estimated net worth being $600 million.

Why is Taylor Swift so rich?

Swift was born into at least some generational wealth thanks to her parents' success in the financial sector. A combination of genuinely catchy tunes, marketing savvy, endorsements and negotiating prowess (even with giants like Apple), plus a rabid fanbase of Swifties willing to buy multiple versions and copies of the same albums, merchandise, tickets and meet-and-greets to her concerts—that all really adds up.

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Who is richer, Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift?

Swift is wealthier than her pop contemporary and nemesis Justin Bieber. Bieber has an estimated net worth of $300 million as of 2024 since selling his 291-song catalog.

Who is richer, Taylor or Ariana?

At 5'11," statuesque Swift dwarfs the diminutive 5'0" Ariana Grande. She also dwarfs her in terms of net worth: Swift is worth $1.1 billion to Grande's estimated $240 million net worth.

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Who is richer, Miley Cyrus or Taylor Swift?

Swift is richer than Miley Cyrus. The former Hannah Montana star has an estimated net worth of $160 million to Swift's $1.1 billion.

How old is Taylor Swift?

Swift is 34 years old as of this writing in January 2024. Her birthday is Dec. 13, 1989.

How much did Taylor Swift make in 2020?

Billboard reports that Swift made $23.8 million in 2020, thanks largely to her albums folklore and evermore, as well as their respective merchandise, making her one of the highest-paid artists of that year. Swift had to cancel her Loverfest series of concerts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or else she would have earned even more!

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How much did Taylor Swift make from her Eras tour?

According to concert data tracker Pollstar, Swift's Eras Tour grossed more than $1 billion in 2023, making it the first tour to clear that bar in a record-breaking year for concerts.

She has concerts in Latin America, Asia, Australia and Europe through 2024, however, which means her tour is on track to pull in even more money this year.

What's more, experts have posited that the tour—which prompts massive spending on food, hotels and more along its various stops—gave a $5.7 billion boost to the U.S. economy last year alone.

How much did Taylor Swift make from her Reputation tour?

In 2018, Swift broke the record for the highest-grossing tour in U.S. history with her Reputation world tour netting $345 million. (In contrast, her 1989 tour reportedly raked in $181.5 million.) But that Reputation tour figure likely doesn't include the millions she probably made when she sold exclusive filming rights from that tour to Netflix, which resulted in a special concert film on the streamer.

How much did Taylor Swift sell first week?

Swift boasts serious first-week album sales with almost every release. In fact, she holds the record among female artists for having 13 releases debut at No. 1. In October 2022, Swift became the first artist in history to occupy the entire Billboard top 10 with tracks from her most recent release, Midnights.

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How much did Taylor Swift folklore sell first week?

Folklore sold 846,000 copies in its first week in sales and streaming equivalents.

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How many copies did Taylor Swift's debut sell in the first week?

Swift's eponymous debut album sold 40,000 copies within its first week of release.

How much did evermore sell first week?

With combined album sales and streaming equivalents, evermore sold 1 million copies in its first week of release in 2020.

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How many copies did Taylor Swift Reputation album sell first week?

Reputation sold 1.24 million units in its first week.

How much did Lover sell first week?

Lover moved 867,000 units in its first week of combined album sales and streaming units.

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How much did 1989 sell first week?

Swift's first fully pop album, 1989, sold 1.287 million copies in its first week. 1989 (Taylor's Version) was an even more spectacular success, with 1.359 million copies sold. According to Billboard, sales of the album accounted for 43.8% of all albums sold in the U.S. in the tracking week.

Taylor Swift's net worth in 2022 is estimated at $400 million and will only go up with the release of "Midnights."<p>Gotham/GC Images</p>
Taylor Swift's net worth in 2022 is estimated at $400 million and will only go up with the release of "Midnights."

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How many copies did Speak Now sell its first week?

Speak Now sold 1,047,000 copies in its first week of release. Meantime, Speak Now (Taylor's Version) moved 716,000 album-equivalent units.

How many copies did Fearless sell first week?

Swift's hit album Fearless sold 592,000 copies in its first week of release in November 2008, propelled largely by the success of the single "Love Story." When the singer then reissued that LP in April 2021 as Fearless (Taylor's Version), it proved to be a smash hit all over again: It debuted at No. 1 atop the Billboard 200, sold 291,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, and racked up more than 50 million Spotify streams on its very first day.

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How many copies did Midnights sell in the first week?

Swift's Midnights sold 1.58 million copies and streaming equivalents in its first week of release in October 2022. This is thanks to, in part, the multiple versions of the album and limited edition vinyl issued.

How many copies did Red sell in the first week?

Swift's Red sold 1.2 million copies within its first week of release in October 2012. Red (Taylor's Version) moved 605,000 equivalent album units and racked up 303.23 million collective streams across its 30 songs.

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Was Taylor Swift's family rich?

To make money, it helps to start with some money, and when she was starting out in showbiz, Swift certainly had quite the financial safety net to pursue her dreams. Her father, Scott, is "a descendant of three bank presidents," according to The New Yorker, and worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. Swift's mother also worked in the financial industry. Though Tay-Tay first grew up on an 11-acre Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania (which can help save a bundle in property taxes), her family was able to move to Nashville when her father transferred to Music City's Merrill Lynch office so she could pursue music full-time. Her father also purchased shares in Big Machine, likely giving her quite the leg up in getting a record deal.

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How much did Taylor Swift make from 1989?

In 2015, the year of 1989's release, Swift made a whopping $61.7 million from touring, album sales, streaming and publishing royalties.

How much money did Taylor Swift make from folklore?

Forbes estimates that Swift pocketed a cool $14 million in royalties from sales of folklore.

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Which Taylor Swift album sold the most?

Released in 2008, Swift's sophomore effort, Fearless, sold 12 million copies worldwide and remains her biggest seller to date, largely thanks to the success of singles "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me."

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How much does Taylor Swift make streaming?

Swift has called out both Spotify and Apple Music through the years for their streaming policies allegedly being unfair to artists. In 2014, Swift wrote an essay about the future of music for The Wall Street Journal and later removed her entire catalog from Spotify, calling streaming an "experiment." In 2015, she called out Apple Music for not paying artists for streams during their trial periods, leading them to reverse course. She eventually released her catalog to all streaming services in 2017 and reportedly made $400,000 from streams in a single week.

When you add in YouTube numbers, Swift is just as much of a powerhouse. She's harnessed that ability even more thanks to her penchant for inserting Easter eggs into almost all of her visual content, which her beloved Swifties replay to catch, interpret and theorize ad nauseam.

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How much does Taylor Swift make in royalties?

As writer or co-writer on almost all of her songs, Swift earns publishing royalties for their sales, streams and plays. The details of her publishing deals aren't publicly known, but Billboard reports that the publishing royalties for Swift's catalog in 2017 likely earned around $59,000 in just a single week from streaming alone—so you know she's made quite a bit of her riches from her way with words.

How much does Taylor Swift make a year?

Swift's annual income depends on her album release schedules and touring itineraries. She was unable to tour in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making her earnings significantly lower than previous years (but likely still netting her a ton of money). She reportedly took home $170 million just from June 2015 to June 2016 alone and earned an estimated $5 million in album and single sales, $2.4 million from streaming, and $2 million in publishing royalties in 2017.

Her first-ever world tour, the Fearless World Tour, from 2009 to 2010, brought in $75 million, and her grosses have grown exponentially ever since. Her Speak Now World Tour made a whopping $123.7 million, while Red took in $150.2 million. Her 1989 world tour in 2015 netted a cool $250 million, the highest by far of any artist that year. And the Eras tour is set to cross the billion-dollar mark.

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How much does Taylor Swift make per show?

Swift reportedly makes an estimated $13.6 million per show, but that sum is likely spread amongst Swift, her team, promoters, venues and touring production expenses.

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the iHeartRadio's Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 13, 2019, in New York City.<p>Kevin Kane/Getty Images</p>
Taylor Swift performs onstage during the iHeartRadio's Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 13, 2019, in New York City.

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How much does Taylor Swift make per day?

Swift was once estimated to earn a whopping $1 million per day. That said, her income varies depending on project releases, touring and other factors. If we use the very likely low estimate of $170 million, the annual figure she made from 2015 to 2016, she makes $465,753.42 daily.

How much does Taylor Swift make an hour?

If we assume the $170 million annual figure as she made from 2015 to 2016, she makes $19,406.39 every hour. It makes those "kitchen table bills" seem a lot less worrisome.

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How much does Taylor Swift make per song?

Swift's income per song varies on how well an individual song performs, as well as the number of writers and producers on the track. Since Swift is a particularly prolific songwriter and pens her own songs, her income per song is likely higher than many of her own contemporaries.

How much does Taylor Swift make from her old songs?

Swift's previous releases—including the albums like Fearless and Red that she's re-recorded—likely earn her in the low single-digit millions in royalties annually. That number may have dropped since her most loyal Swifties are likely to tune in exclusively to the music that Swift herself owns, and that's fine by her—one of her goals in re-recording her prior albums was to at least somewhat devalue the originals since she couldn't own them.

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Does Taylor Swift get money from 1989?

Swift has made quite a bit of money from 1989. The album, Swift's first full crossover into pop territory, sold more than 10 million copies and streaming equivalents, likely netting her at least that much in profits. She also gets royalties from Ryan Adams' cover album! Now, of course, she's making money from her re-release.

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How much does Taylor Swift make from YouTube?

The average YouTube channel makes about $5 per thousand views—which really is not much in the grand scheme of things for creators (and explains why they're always telling you "smash that like button" and subscribe). That said, Swift has multiple channels: Her TaylorSwiftVEVO channel and her Taylor Swift channel. Between the two of them, she has tens of billions of views and counting. Using the $5 per view estimate and putting her view count at 50 billion (around where it stands now), her channels have made about $250,000,000. It's obviously not clear how much of that income Swift keeps for herself.

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How much does Taylor Swift make from merchandising?

Swift's merchandise sales are stellar, and she injects her branding into her music, like when she name-dropped Stella McCartney in her 2019 song "London Boy" off Lover, then had McCartney design her merch for that album. She followed a similar trend with 2020's folklore, selling cardigans to promote her first single, "Cardigan." She also plugged said cardigans (and "Cardigan") in a Capital One commercial. Her other merchandise for folklore alone included items like T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, keychains, pop sockets and mugs, as well as actual physical copies of the album in the form of vinyl, CD and even cassette recordings. Rolling Stone reported that her folklore merch also came bundled with digital copies of the album, upping her album sales numbers and charting. Billboard estimates that Swift sells $17 worth of merchandise for every ticket sold to one of her shows.

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Does Taylor Swift own her own music?

Swift had a very public spat with Scooter Braun over the ownership of the masters of her first seven albums on Big Machine Records. Braun eventually sold her masters for $300 million.

On her new deal with Republic Records, she owns her masters, and she's re-recording her entire previous catalog. This means if she licenses the music she owns, she makes a much bigger profit than she would off her first seven albums' worth of music that she doesn't own. She already licensed the re-recording of her smash hit "Love Story" for use in an ad created by her pal Ryan Reynolds. She released Fearless (Taylor's Version) in April 2021 and Red (Taylor's Version) in November 2021. In 2023, she released Speak Now (Taylor's Version) and 1989 (Taylor's Version). 

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How much money does Taylor Swift make from acting, movies and TV?

In addition to her stratospheric success in music, Swift has also appeared in movies, including AmsterdamCats, The Giver and Valentine's Day and voicing Audrey in The LoraxSwift also had a memorable and self-referential cameo as Elaine in New Girl in 2013.

She's skilled behind the camera as well, serving as director or co-director of several of her music videos, including "Christmas Tree Farm," "ME!," "You Need to Calm Down," "Lover," "The Man," "Cardigan," and her November 2021 release of All Too Well: The Short Film. She will soon write and direct a feature film, though little is known about the project at this juncture.

Swift also boasts Netflix documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana and specials including Folklore: The Long Pond Studio SessionsTaylor Swift: City of Lover ConcertTaylor Swift Lover's Lounge Live, Amazon's Prime Day Concert 2019, Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium TourTaylor Swift: 1989 World Tour Live and Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour Live.

Most recently, she released The Eras Tour Film, which as of this writing has made more than $230 million worldwide.

Her paydays for each of these projects aren't publicly known, but given her popularity and business-savvy, it's safe to assume she negotiated quite a nice price.

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What endorsements does Taylor Swift have?

In addition to the aforementioned Stella McCartney and Capital One, Swift has had endorsement deals with, sponsorships from and partnerships with a slew of brands. These include:

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How much does Taylor Swift own in real estate?

Swift owns $81 million of real estate in the good old U.S. of A.

She purchased her first Nashville condo, estimated to be worth $3 million, when she was 20 years old, describing the property's decor as "whimsically girly." In 2011, she purchased a home in the suburbs of the Music City for $2.5 million, now estimated to be worth $3.8 million.

The same year, Swift bought a Beverly Hills home for $3.55 million and sold it for $4 million in 2018. She also listed another Beverly Hills home in 2018 for $2.95 million. She retains one Los Angeles property, purchased in 2017 and valued at $25 million; it is the former home of late Hollywood mogul Samuel Goldwyn.

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In 2013, Swift paid $17.75 million in cash for her famous Rhode Island mansion, dubbed "Holiday House." She sings about the estate and its former owner, Rebekah Harkness, in "The Last Great American Dynasty" on folklore.

Swift also owns three townhouses in the same building in New York City; the singer renovated to convert the properties into one large home. Swift purchased the first in 2015 for $19.95 million and the second in 2017 for $12.5 million. Her third unit came in 2018 for $9.75 million.

Across the pond, Swift reportedly owns a $9.45 million home in London's posh Primrose Hill neighborhood.

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How much money does Taylor Swift donate?

Swift isn't just rich, she's also rich in generosity. The "All Too Well" singer has made nearly innumerable charitable donations through the years, both to causes and to individuals in need. In fact, she's donated so much via GoFundMe that the platform actually changed its own rules to allow donations as high as $50,000 and noted that Swift donated more through the site than any other individual in its history.

Just a few of Swift's charitable contributions:

  • Swift gave $100,000 to Iowa flood relief in 2008.

  • Swift raised $750,000 for tornado relief during a 2010 Speak Now benefit concert in Nashville and donated an additional $500,000 to Nashville flood relief.

  • In 2011, Swift donated $70,000 in books to her local library and $250,000 to children affected by Alabama tornadoes.

  • She dropped a cool $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame to open the Taylor Swift Education Center in 2012. She also released charity single "Ronan," a heartbreaking song about a young boy who died from cancer, with all proceeds benefiting Stand Up 2 Cancer.

  • Swift gave $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony in 2014.

  • In 2015, Swift donated all proceeds from her song "Welcome to New York" to New York City schools, an estimated $50,000. She's also sent two fans checks for $1,989 each. She also donated the proceeds from her "Wildest Dreams" music video to the African Parks conservation organization.

  • In 2016, Swift gave Kesha $250,000 to aid in her legal battles. The same year, Swift made a substantial donation to the hospital where her godson, Jaime King's son, was born, as well as $1 million to Louisiana flood relief and $100,000 to wildfire relief in Tennessee.

  • In 2017, after winning a lawsuit against a DJ she accused of sexual assault, Swift made a sizable donation to Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Hearts Foundation. She also gave a generous contribution to the Houston Food Bank after Hurricane Harvey.

  • In April 2018, RAINN thanked Swift for donating to the charity, which aids survivors of sexual abuse. She also donated Reputation tour tickets to a Massachusetts police department where an officer was killed in the line of duty.

  • In 2019, she donated an undisclosed amount to GLAAD (after namedropping them in her song "You Need to Calm Down") and $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project.

  • In March 2020, Swift donated $1 million to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund following a devastating tornado in Nashville. In December 2020, Swift donated $13,000 each to two moms profiled in The Washington Post about struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • In December 2022, Beth Stern revealed on Instagram that Swift had made a “sizable donation” to her pet rescue foundation, Beth’s Furry Friends.

  • In August 2023, Swift gave each of her Eras Tour truck drivers a $100,000 bonus because the year had been so lucrative. With over 50 drivers, Taylor's generosity set her back about around $5 million.

  • In December 2023, Taylor Swift made a $1 million donation to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee after swept across the state leaving six people dead and dozens injured.

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