Taylor Swift, having generated tremendous wealth almost exclusively off of her music. Other hyper successful pop stars and celebrities have generated lucrative streams income through brand partnerships or product lines that have nothing to do with their art, but have catapulted them to billionaire status.
Swift’s income streams include revenue from her, music catalog, streaming deals and record sales. She also owns numerous pricey properties across the U.S. Both Bloomberg and Forbes pin her net worth at an estimated $1.1 billion on the low end, based on analyses of her fortune.
Swift first achieved billionaire status in October when she released a re-recording of her nine-year-old album “1989,” Bloomberg reported. Her wealth is powered by her legions of loyal fans, whose spending on all things Swift-related make the pop star an economic engine on her own, bringing tourist dollars to the cities in which she performs.
The U.S. Travel Association estimates her Eras Tour generated more than $5 billion for in the U.S. alone. Since she began dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, Swift has even .
Here’s how Taylor Swift’s wealth breaks down
Swift is estimated to have earned $175 million through her contracts with music streamers including Spotify, Apple Music and others, according to Bloomberg’s estimate. The deals make her array of original songs available to the services’ subscribers.
In 2019, Swift feuded with Scooter Braun, owner of her former label, Big Machine Records, over the ownership of the masters of her first six albums. She subsequently re-recorded and released new versions of her earlier work to reclaim ownership of her songs. Her music catalog is worth an estimated $400 million, according to Bloomberg.
Swift has earned an estimated $80 million in royalties form record sales, according to Bloomberg.
Live performances are the greatest income generator for Swift, who is in the midst of her Eras Tour, the highest grossing music tour of all time andat the end of 2023, according to Pollstar. Bloomberg estimates she has earned at least $370 million from touring over the course of her career as a musical artist.
Her Eras Tour continues, with Swift slated to perform 151 shows across five continents before it concludes.
Swift owns both a condo and estate in Nashville, Tennessee, plus second, third and fourth homes. She has an estate in Los Angeles, an apartment in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood and a seaside summer home in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
Combined, the real estate adds an estimated $110 million to the singer’s net worth, after taking taxes and property management costs into consideration.