Taylor Swift Net Worth: Earnings, Spendings And Insured Legs
Now 30 years old, having done five world tours and sold over 150m singles, just what is Taylor Swift’s net worth and how does she spend it?
As one of the biggest pop stars and highest-paid celebrities of the decade – she broke Michael Jackson’s record for the artist with the most American Music Award (AMA) wins – just how has Taylor amassed her impressive fortune and what has she spent it on?
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She Was Discovered At Just 15 Years Old
Taylor Swift spent her childhood in Nashville where she dreamt of becoming a country-pop singer.
The singer was discovered in a Nashville cafe by Scott Borchetta who had just created Big Machine Records.
A year after signing, Taylor released her first single “Tim McGraw” which led to her first album Taylor Swift including songs such as “Our Song” and “Should’ve Said No”.
The album reached number five on the US Billboard 200 and number one of the US Country Music Chart.
She Has Sold More Than 50m Albums And 150m Singles Worldwide
Swift’s second album, Fearless, reached number one in the US, New Zealand AND Canada.
It also contained another two number one singles; “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me”.
Taylor’s Five World Tours Grossed Around $943m
In 2015, her 1989 tour grossed more than $250m.
Her Reputation stadium tour earned her more than $54m in sales during the first five shows alone! It ended up being the highest grossing tour in US history as she earned more than $266.11m on ticket sales.
Swift’s earnings are raked in not on ticket sales alone but from merchandise too. It is estimated that she sells $17m of merchandise per ticket. And with her Reputation tour selling over 2m tickets, she is sure to be making a small fortune.
She Has Some Big Name Endorsements
Swift’s endorsement deals are a massive source of income as her lucrative deals are with some of the biggest names in their respective industries.
Keds, Diet Coke, CoverGirl, Capital One and Apple are some of the big names that Taylor associates with.
T-Swift has been partnered with Diet Coke since 2013! And her effort in promoting brands seems to have paid off as T-Swift made around double the money in 2016 alone compared to celebs with similar fan bases.
Taylor Owns $84m Worth Of Real Estate
The singer has a massive real estate portfolio, owning eight properties across four different states.
- Nashville – $3m condo
- Nashville – $2.5m Greek Revival Estate
- LA – $2.85m Beverly Hills Home
- LA – $30m Beverly Hills Mansion
- Rhode Island – $ 6.65m Watch Hill Seaside Home
- New York – $40m New York City Duplex Penthouse And Four Story Townhouse
Taylor also owns two private jets worth up To $58 million. Well, a girl has to travel between homes somehow!
She Takes Her Whole Band On Holidays
In July 2018, Taylor was spotted with her boyfriend, English actor, Joe Alwyn in Turks and Caicos.
She also treated her 125-person band and crew on holiday to Australia after finishing her 1989 world tour. Not too shabby.
Taylor Has Donated Millions Of Pounds To Different Causes
Charity work has always been on Taylor’s radar with her both donating and raising money for numerous causes.
She has donated money to the Nashville symphony as well as provided support for victims of natural disasters during floods in Louisiana and Nashville.
Holding a benefit concert for those affected by tornadoes in southern US, she raised over $750,000.
She Has Her Legs Insured For $40m
Despite her real estate, holidays and generous charity donation, one of Taylor’s biggest spends has been $40 million to insure her legs!
Having attributed a large portion of her success to her toned legs and energy on stage, Taylor has insured her legs against any accidents that might threaten her career.
The Cats movie was released on 20 December 2019, with Taylor playing the role of Bombalurina alongside James Corden, Judi Dench and Idris Elba. In the first week, the movie grossed $18.8m.
With her upcoming Lover world tour, her net worth is sure to sky rocket even further this year.
Throwback to my first day on the set of @catsmovie. Basically, Bombalurina is one of those really mischievous cats you see in internet videos who has figured out how to open human doors 🚪 pic.twitter.com/pBo11uCN40
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2019