Taylor Swift Joins Forbes' Billionaire Ranks
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The 'Blank Space' hitmaker has officially added billionaire to her resume after becoming the first musician to join the elite group solely through her music and tour.

AceShowbiz - Taylor Swift, the global music icon, has officially joined the billionaire ranks, according to Forbes' 2024 list. With an estimated fortune of $1.1 billion, Swift becomes the most famous newcomer on the list and one of a handful who have achieved the milestone solely through music and performing.

Swift's astronomical earnings are largely attributed to her blockbuster Eras Tour, which has become an unprecedented financial phenomenon. The tour has already amassed $780 million in ticket sales, marking it as the highest-grossing tour of all time.

Pollstar reports that Swift's Eras Tour is the first to cross the $1 billion mark, reaching $1.04 billion with over 4.35 million tickets sold.

Beyond her tour earnings, Swift's music catalog and real estate portfolio significantly contribute to her net worth. Her music catalog alone is valued at approximately $500 million, and she owns six homes and a private plane worth an estimated $125 million.

Unlike other celebrity billionaires, Swift's wealth is not supplemented by profitable side ventures. She has achieved her billionaire status through her music royalties and touring, showcasing her exceptional talent and impact in the entertainment industry.

Swift's mastery as a songwriter is reflected in the soaring value of her music catalog. In 2021, Bruce Springsteen sold his catalog rights for nearly $500 million, and sources estimate Swift's catalog is now worth roughly the same.

Following a public dispute with Scooter Braun, Swift regained control of her music and signed a lucrative distribution deal with Universal Music Group, giving her complete ownership of both her songwriting and recordings.

Swift's unwavering dominance in the music industry has fueled her financial success. Since 2019, she has sold 37.3 million albums in the U.S. and has written nearly all of her top 50 Billboard chart hits, boosting her share of publishing royalties.

Swift acknowledges the remarkable role her dedicated fans, the Swifties, have played in her achievements. She regularly expresses her gratitude for their support, calling them the main reason her tour is so special.

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