Taylor Swift is in the spotlight again, but this time, it’s not just for her incredible music. The pop star has officially become a billionaire, thanks to the resounding success of her Eras tour, as reported by Bloomberg.
Swift now holds a place on the prestigious Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with her net worth estimated at a staggering $1.1 billion. This remarkable achievement marks her as the first U.S. artist to reach billionaire status solely through music-based sales, joining the ranks of a select few musicians who have achieved ten-figure fortunes.
Although artists like Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z have also entered the billionaire club in recent years, some of their success can be attributed to diverse business ventures. Swift’s wealth, on the other hand, primarily comes from her music-related endeavors.
According to Bloomberg’s estimations, Swift’s music releases since 2019, including re-recordings of her earlier albums, have contributed $400 million to her net worth, making it the most significant contributor.
The rest of her wealth is composed of $370 million from merchandise and ticket sales, $120 million from streams on platforms like Spotify and YouTube, $110 million from her property holdings, and $80 million in music royalties.
Swift’s ongoing Eras tour is poised to become one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. It’s expected to generate $2.2 billion from ticket sales in North America alone, surpassing the previous record held by Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
In addition to her musical achievements, Swift’s Eras tour has been transformed into a concert film that recently premiered in theaters, earning $96 million in the U.S. and Canada. AMC reported that it’s the highest-grossing concert film for an opening weekend.
To top it all off, Swift’s billionaire status coincides with the release of her latest album re-recording, “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” which dropped recently. This album is a re-recording of her 2014 work, marking her transition from country music to full-fledged pop artistry. With all these accomplishments, it’s clear that Taylor Swift’s star continues to rise.