Taylor Swift’s net worth: Inside the Global Icon’s rise to fame

We all can agree that Taylor Swift never fails to impress. Be it with her music or her bubbly aura. The singer recently made history as the first female, non-UK resident to be honored with the Global Icon Award at the 2021 Brit Awards. The iconic global icon title was previously awarded to Elton John and David Bowie.


It has only been an upward journey for Swift. With all that buzz around her lately, it only seems fitting we take a look at her net worth and how the ‘Wildest Dreams’ singer is using her immense wealth for good.

At age 15, she was the youngest songwriter to sign a record deal with Sony. Today, she is a mega pop star with over 10 Grammys on her shelf, an endless list of chart-topping songs and albums, and a beloved fan base who dub themselves “Swifties”. 

Swift has had several tours under her belt including her ’1989’ synth-pop album which generated a staggering quarter of a billion dollars.

Such success makes the ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ singer one of the world’s highest-paid celebrities and one of the richest female singers of all time. Swift is estimated to have a net worth of around $400 million this year. 

This massive amount earns her a spot on Forbes’s list of top-earning women musicians and makes her one of the richest singers in the world. 

Taylor Swift minting millions

Apart from the income Swift makes through her chart-topping music, the talented singer has had tons of endorsement deals that have helped build up her net worth over the years. Some of the brands she endorsed in the past include Keds, Diet Coke, CoverGirl, Capital One, Apple and tons more, making Diet Coke one of her long-term partner brands, with whom she’s worked since 2013. 

Swift’s successful music tours contribute a great deal to her impressive net worth. The pop star’s tour for her ‘1989’ synth-pop album in 2015 alone grossed over $250 million. 

However, the ‘Reputation’ Stadium Tour is where Taylor earned over $266.1 million through two million ticket sales, making it the highest-grossing tour in U.S. history. 

Spending millions the Taylor Swift way

Taylor Swift has been strategic with her money and is a real estate mogul, with an $84 million real estate portfolio that consists of eight properties in four different states. The pop star currently owns homes in Nashville, Los Angeles, Rhode Island and New York City. 

Swift purchased her first home as a 20-year-old at the heart of Nashville Music Row, a 3,240-square-foot condo, for a cool $1.99 million. 

She then made her move to Los Angeles in 2011 and purchased a Cape Cod-style cottage in Beverly Hills that is a stunning reflection of her country-to-pop transition. The property was worth $3.55 million. 

In contrast to the glamourous Beverly Hills, she picked up a home in Nashville, this time in the quiet Forest Hills suburb, for $2.5 million in 2011. 

Despite owning a home in Beverly Hills, Swift expanded her portfolio in 2012 with the purchase of a $1.78 million single-story, mid-century-style home. 

This doesn’t even compare to her 12,000 square-foot Rhode Island estate that was bought for a whopping $17.75 million. Well, she’s never out of ‘Style’ when it comes to picking homes.

Being a successful pop star comes with perks and an over-the-top 10,982-square-foot compound real estate property in Beverly Hills was something Swift had her eyes on. She purchased the same for $25 million in September 2015. This luxurious Georgian Revival estate belonged to Hollywood legend Samuel Goldwyn.

As she geared up to release her album ‘Reputation’ back in 2017, she dropped $18 million on a Tribeca townhouse — right next door to her double penthouse in New York. 

The ‘Red’ singer even clasped a $9.75 million apartment in the same building. This brought her total real-estate holdings on the Tribeca block to an estimate of $47.7 million. 

The 31-year-old Swift has been the victim of stalking at her various properties for several years. On numerous occasions, stalkers have turned up at her doorstep or broken into her home, especially at her Manhattan and Rhode Island properties.

Taylor Swift gives back generously

Swift isn’t just rich, she also has a heart of giving. She loves to use her net worth for good by spending her earnings on others.

To celebrate the end of her ‘1989’ tour, the singer took her 125-person band and crew on a vacation with her to Australia. If that doesn’t make you want to be on Team Taylor, we don’t know what will.

The ‘All Too Well’ singer has made numerous charitable donations to causes and individuals in need. A few of Swift’s charitable contributions include giving $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame to open the Taylor Swift Education Center in 2012.

She also released the charity single ‘Ronan’, a song about a young boy who died from cancer, with all proceeds benefiting the cause ‘Stand Up 2 Cancer’.

Taylor Swift hints at album drop? 

Her red carpet look at the BRIT Awards raised many eyebrows. Her straight hair with bangs and the bedazzled two-piece outfit was said to hint at one of her past albums that she might be re-recording next.

Swifties took to Twitter applauding the singer-songwriter’s red carpet look and labeling it the “Red era”. They seem to believe that her sparkly crop top and nail color has more than what meets the eye — it seems to nod to her ‘1989’ world tour outfits.

Well, only time will tell if an album remake is making its way through 2021.