Taylor Swift: The Story
The singer and songwriter was born Taylor Alison Swift on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Showing an interest in music since early age, she performed in four Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions and took vocal and acting lessons. Inspired by Shania Twain, Swift focused on country music, performing at local festivals and events. At the age of 12, she started learning guitar and writing her own songs.
The stellar performance at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville put Taylor Swift net worth in motion. Scott Borchetta signed her to his Big Machine Records and her debut single, ‘Tim McGraw’ came in 2006. Her self-titled album followed and went on to sell 5 million copies. Its single ‘Our Song’ became number one country hit. Taylor won the CMA’s Horizon Award from and the ACMA’s Top New Female Vocalist in 2007. Her second album, ‘Fearless’ debuted at number one on Billboard 200 and was the best selling album in the US. Taylor Swift embarked on her first concert tour, which grossed more than $63 million. She won the MTV VMA Best Female Video for ‘You Belong To Me’, becoming the first country singer to earn a VMA. The win drew media attention after Kanye West pop up the stage, declaring Beyonce should have won the award. Unintentionally, the incident made Swift an instant star. In the same year, she won five AMA’s and Billboard named her Artist of the Year.
The ‘Speak Now’ album came in 2010 and sold over a million copies in its first week. It also became the fastest-selling digital album by a female artist, a record which entered in the Guinness World Records. ‘Fearless’ brought her first Grammy. The eponymous tour increased Taylor Swift’s net worth in 2012, earning $123 million. The next album, ‘Red’ featured the hit ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’. The single became the fastest-selling one in digital history. ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ was another single from the album, which became a major commercial success. The album brought a new sound, incorporating dance-pop and heartland rock and it had the highest opening sales in the last decade. The headline tour earned $150 million, making Taylor Swift net worth of 2015 to escalate.
The singer released ‘1989’ album, showing a departure from her country sound. It sold over 1.2 million copies in its first week, while the singles ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Blank Space’ topped the pop charts. She won a Grammy Album of the Year, writing a history as the first female artist to win the award twice. Swift continued intriguing her audience with her personal songs on her latest album ‘Reputation’. The album includes collaborations with Ed Sheeran and rapper Future, entitled ‘End Game’. ‘Reputation’ became the top-selling album of 2017, marking 1.05 million copies in the US in its four first days. The net worth of Taylor Swift has significantly increased partially thanks to her successful movie outings. The pop sensation debuted in ‘Valentine’s Day’ and starred in a ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ episode. Next, Swift lends her voice to Audrey in the animated movie ‘The Lorax’ and guest-appeared in the sitcom ‘New Girl’.
Apart from her music career, Taylor Swift has had some product endorsement deals. She was the spokesperson of NHL’s Nashville Predators, CoverGirl, and Sony Cyber. The country-turned-pop star has launched four Elizabeth Arden perfumes, Wonderstruck, Wonderstruck Enchanted, Taylor by Taylor Swift, and Incredible Things. She also endorsed Diet Coke and Keds sneakers, and collaborated with AirAsia and Qantas. According to Forbes, Taylor Swift has a net worth of $280 million and she’s the ninth richest female entertainer. And if you wonder how much money does Taylor Swift get a year, the answer is $170 million.
Taylor Swift Net Worth & Spending Habits
The American sweetheart has also a passion for cars. The first car of Taylor Swift was a Lexus Convertible. Now, she owns Audi R8, Mercedes Benz Viano, Toyota Sequoia, and Land Rover. Apparently, with a gigantic net worth come also gigantic houses, and in many locations. Swift owns a $17 million seaside Rhode Island mansion, a $25 million estate in Beverly Hills, and a penthouse apartment at The Adelicia complex in Nashville. Another Taylor Swift’s house is located in the SugarLoaf Condominium, bought for $20 million. Recently, Swift closed a deal on a new $18 million townhouse located in Tribeca, New York.
The superstar is one of the biggest philanthropists. She has shown her desire of helping the community back in 2007, launching a campaign to combat internet sex crimes. She donated $100,000 to the Red Cross in Iowa to help the victims of the 2008 flood. She has been also a part of numerous charity concerts and events and supports a large list of organizations among which ACM Lifting Lives, ALS Association, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Hands On Nashville, PETA, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and UNICEF.
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The singer-songwriter reigns the music world. She often tackles the curiosity and gains media attention with her narrative songs about her personal life. Taylor Swift net worth will continuously go up, as she plans on staying at the top. You can find more celebrity net worth articles on CelebJury!