Discovered at age 15 at a café in Nashville, Tennessee, Taylor Swift has become one of the highest-paid singer-songwriters in America. Over her 15-year career, she has recorded 10 albums, had two No. 1 hits on Billboard and has won 10 Grammy Awards. She has also tried her hand at acting, appearing in television shows and a feature film. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Swift has a net worth of $400 million.
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- Net worth: $400 million
- Primary source of wealth: Singing and songwriting
- Career highlights: 23 American Music Awards, 10 Grammys, 23 Billboard Music Awards, sold over 50 million albums and 150 million singles worldwide
Taylor Alison Swift was born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, and named after singer-songwriter James Taylor. Her interest in music began at an early age, so she enrolled in singing and acting classes in New York City and started performing at local venues and festivals. When she was 14, her family moved to Nashville so she could pursue a career in music.
A year later, the future star was performing at the Bluebird Café in Nashville and caught the eye of DreamWorks Records executive Scott Borchetta. He quickly signed Swift to his new venture, Big Machine Records. Her first seven albums, released from 2006 to 2017, were on this label.
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Rocketing to Stardom
Swift’s first album, appropriately named “Taylor Swift,” was released in 2006 and reached No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the U.S. Country Music chart. The album has been certified platinum four times. Her second album, “Fearless,” did even better — it went to No. 1 in the U.S., New Zealand and Canada and has been certified platinum six times. The singer has kept a robust touring schedule, completing five world tours between 2009 and 2018. The tours grossed nearly $950 million.
Ending a 12-year partnership with Big Machine Records, Swift inked a deal with Republic Records in 2018. At that point in her career, she had the clout to leverage a contract that worked very much in her favor — she owns all of her master recordings for the duration of the contract, and she gets a good cut from her music sales.
Along with earning income through her music, Swift has made a lot of money through endorsements. She has worked with such major companies as Apple, Verizon, Diet Coke, CoverGirl, Capital One, Keds, AT&T, Sony Electronics, Target and AirAsia.
Swift’s personal life and relationships have been fodder for tabloids for well over a decade. She has dated a long line of famous men, including Calvin Harris, Tom Hiddleston, Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner and Joe Jonas. Several of Swift’s songs are overtly about her breakups with these boyfriends. She is currently in a relationship with actor Joe Alwyn. Her real estate holdings include homes in Nashville, Rhode Island, New York City and Los Angeles.
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