After taking a nearly three-year break from releasing new music, Taylor Swift is finally back with a much-anticipated new album. The music superstar will release “Reputation” on Nov. 10. And if her past album sales are any indication, the record will earn her millions, adding to her already impressive net worth.
Swift has sold more than 33 million albums worldwide to date, with her 2014 release, “1989,” selling 6.2 million units, according to Statistic Brain. The first single off her new album, “Look What You Made Me Do,” has already broken records for sales and streaming. So, Taylor Swift’s new album release seems poised to be added to the singer’s list of successes.
Read on to find out how much the fan-favorite singer is worth.
Taylor Swift Net Worth: $380 Million
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 reports.
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.
Taylor Swift’s New Song ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Breaks Records
Swift’s first single off her upcoming album is “Look What You Made Me Do,” and it has shattered records for streaming, sales and rankings.
In the first week of its release, Swift’s new song reached the top of the Streaming Songs chart, with 84.4 million streams in the U.S. — the most for any song this year, Billboard reports. Swift broke the record previously held by Adele, whose “Hello” had 61.6 million streams in its debut week. The song also now holds the record for most streaming plays in a single day, with more than 10 million plays on Spotify the day it was released.
In addition, “Look What You Made Me Do” boasts the highest weekly download sales for 2017, with 353,000 downloads for the week of Aug. 31, according to Billboard. Swift is also the first female to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart this year.
But that’s not all — the video for the song also has broken records. The music video had 43.2 million plays on YouTube and 30 million plays on Vevo on its first day of release, breaking records for both platforms, NPR reports. It now has more than 480 million views on YouTube.
How Will Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Perform: A Look at Past 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. While her shift to mainstream had been in the works for years, “1989” was her first official completely pop album.
Swift’s past three albums — “Speak Now,” “Red” and “1989” — each sold more than 1 million copies the week they were released, making her the only artist in history to have achieved that feat at the time. Her most recent record, “1989,” churned out five top 10 hits. In fact, “1989” was the top release of 2014 and sold more than 5.35 million units in the first 52 weeks of sales, according to Billboard.
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 Taylor 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 Tours
Swift’s most recent 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” Taylor 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.
Though the singer has not announced dates for her Taylor Swift “Reputation” tour, her official YouTube channel posted a video instructing fans on how to score tickets for her upcoming tour through Ticketmaster Verified Fan.
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 an estimated $74.2 million in real estate properties. This 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 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. 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 of her music from Spotify, opting to make it available on Jay Z’s TIDAL service instead. 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, likely in anticipation of her new music releases.
In August, 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 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 music video for “Bad Blood.”
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, Zac Efron, John Mayer, Taylor Lautner and Joe Jonas.
However, Swift has been dating British actor Joe Alwyn since the spring, 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|
|Zac Efron||$24 million|
|Tom Hiddleston||$20 million|
|Joe Jonas||$18 million|
|Conor Kennedy||$10 million|
|Eddie Redmayne||$4 million|
|Lucas Till||$2 million|