After taking about two and a half years off from touring, Taylor Swift is finally back with her much-anticipated “Reputation” stadium tour. The music superstar launched her tour in Glendale, Ariz., on May 8, and is set to perform at locations around the world through the end of November.
Swift is already one of the world’s highest-paid entertainers, and her latest string of concerts have the potential to add millions to her net worth.
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Taylor Swift Net Worth: $380M
Swift’s net worth is $380 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In the first half of 2017, the “Bad Blood” singer had taken in $44 million from continued earnings from her music, endorsements and merchandise, Forbes reported.
Swift was born in Reading, Pa., and raised in the suburb of Wyomissing. But as a young teen, her family moved to Nashville, Tenn., so she could pursue her music career. At age 13, Swift scored a development deal with RCA Records — and that’s how Swift’s career began.
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Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Tour Ticket Sales
Swift’s “Reputation” stadium tour is projected to bring in $450 million in ticket sales, which would make it one of the highest-grossing tours of all time, Billboard reported. The site also reported that Swift sold $180 million worth of tickets in the first seven days of sales alone.
The singer’s high sales numbers from the shows are due in part to higher ticket prices: In some cities, prices have been upwards of $500 for floor seats, $800 for pit passes and $1,500 for VIP tickets. Ticket prices are higher than for Swift’s past tours to make it more difficult for tickets to be bought and re-sold for marked up prices on the secondary market, according to Billboard.
Taylor Swift’s Album Sales
Swift made her debut in 2006 as a country singer with the single “Tim McGraw.” Since then, she has mastered the nearly impossible task of transitioning from country music superstar to pop princess. Although her shift to mainstream had been in the works for years, “1989” was her first official completely pop album.
Swift’s last four albums — “Speak Now,” “Red,” “1989” and “Reputation” — each sold more than 1 million copies the week they were released. Her most recent record, “Reputation,” became her sixth album to sell over 2 million copies, and is the only album released in the last two years to sell 2 million copies in the U.S., Billboard reported. Forbes noted, however, that this album took longer than past albums to break the 2 million mark, and that it probably did not live up to Swift’s sales expectations. Regardless of how long it took to sell the units, “Reputation” was 2017’s best-selling album, Forbes reported.
Swift’s previous five albums have sold approximately 33.11 million units worldwide and 26.12 million in the U.S. alone, according to Statistic Brain.
Here’s a look back at Taylor Swift’s album sales:
|Album Name||Release Date||U.S. Sales|
|“Speak Now”||2010||4.5 million|
|“Taylor Swift”||2006||5.52 million|
|Source: Statistic Brain|
In addition to chart-topping albums, there have been five Swift songs to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: “Look What You Made Me Do,” “Bad Blood,” “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
Taylor Swift’s Past Tours
Swift’s last tour, 2015’s “The 1989 World Tour,” grossed more than $250 million worldwide, with almost $200 million from North American tour dates alone. That broke the record for North American tour earnings previously held by The Rolling Stones. The “1989” Swift concert tour was the top-grossing worldwide tour of 2015.
Her previous tours also had impressive earnings: Swift earned $150.2 million in ticket sales from 2013 and 2014’s “Red Tour,” $123 million for the “Speak Now” world tour in 2011 and 2012 and $63.7 million from her “Fearless Tour” in 2009 and 2010.
Taylor Swift: Businesswoman and Advocate
The pop singer doesn’t just make music — she’s also one of the richest and most successful businesswomen. Swift and her family own a large portion of her record label, Big Machine Records. She’s also had big-name endorsement deals with Keds, Diet Coke, Apple, DirectTV and AT&T. The multi-talented singer has added fashion designer to her resume with her clothing collection sold in China on the Heritage 66 site.
Adding to her net worth, Swift owns several real estate properties. Her portfolio includes a $25 million mansion and a $2.9 million cottage-style home in Beverly Hills, Calif.; a nearly $20 million, 10-bedroom, 10-bathroom condo, an $18 million townhouse and a $9.75 million, 3,540-square-foot apartment in New York City; a $3.8 million estate and a $2 million condo in the Nashville, Tenn., area; and a $20.6 million vacation home in Watch Hill, R.I. Swift recently listed one of her Beverly Hills properties for $2.95 million, according to Trulia.
She also owns two Dassault private jets, according to Forbes, which can be worth as much as $58 million each, depending on the model.
Swift has become an advocate for artists’ rights against low-royalty streaming services. In 2014, she pulled all her music from Spotify. Swift threatened to keep “1989” from appearing on Apple Music because of a company policy to not pay royalties during a customer’s free trial period, which resulted in company executives agreeing to change their policy just one day later. She returned to Spotify in June 2017, likely in anticipation of her new music releases.
In August 2017, Swift spoke out against sexual assault following a highly publicized trial. She had accused radio host David Mueller of groping her at a meet-and-greet photo session in 2013. He was found guilty of alleged assault and battery.
“I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this,” she told People magazine in a statement. “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”
Taylor Swift: Squad and Relationships
Swift might be best-known for her ever-expanding “girl squad” of celebrity friends. Some of her posse of models, actresses and singers includes Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, Lena Dunham, Jaime King, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Martha Hunt and Karlie Kloss. Swift even featured many members of her girl squad in her “Bad Blood” music video.
Along with her girl squad, Swift is known for writing telling breakup songs. Some of her famous exes include entertainers Tom Hiddleston, Calvin Harris, Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner and Joe Jonas.
Swift has been dating British actor Joe Alwyn since 2017, and the couple still seems to be going strong — just like Swift’s career.
Here’s how all her rumored exes stack up in terms of net worth:
|Calvin Harris||$190 million|
|Harry Styles||$75 million|
|Jake Gyllenhaal||$65 million|
|Taylor Lautner||$40 million|
|John Mayer||$40 million|
|Tom Hiddleston||$20 million|
|Joe Jonas||$18 million|
|Conor Kennedy||$10 million|
|Lucas Till||$2 million|
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