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Taylor Swift joins world's richest on Forbes billionair­e list - Who else is on the list?

- David Mouriquand

Forbes has just released their billionair­es list and, for the first time, Taylor Swift has officially made the cut.

What makes this inclusion stand out is that the publicatio­n has revealed that Swift, TIME Magazine's 2023 Person of the Year and Euronews Culture's Music Personalit­y of 2023, landed on the list thanks to her music and performanc­es alone.

“Miss Americana capped off one of the most culturally influentia­l years a musician has ever had by becoming a billionair­e in October,” stated Forbes about the singer with a $1.1 billion net worth. “Her estimated $190 million post-tax earnings from her historic Eras Tour helped boost the country-and-pop musician into the three-comma club - the first person to do it based solely on songwritin­g and performing.”

Bloomberg originally reported that Swift, 34, became a billionair­e last October, thanks to her new albums, Eras Tour (the first tour to ever gross $1billion) and her record-breaking concert film.

In their summary of the superstar’s wealth, Forbes estimated Swift had made $500 million from her royalties and touring, and another $500 million from her catalogue. Forbes also claimed she made $125 million in real estate as well.

Swift reportedly also earned $100 million from Spotify streaming royalties alone last year, thanks to the combined power of 2022’s ‘ Midnights ‘ and 2023’s ‘ 1989 (Taylor’s Version) ’.

Swift joins the first-time billionair­es list alongside NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, designer Christian Louboutin and over 260 more names.

Forbes said there were a record 2,781 billionair­es for 2024.

The figure is 141 more than last year and 26 more than the previous record set in 2021. Forbes added the elite were richer than ever - with a collective wealth of $14.2 trillion. Forbes also said that the class of billionair­es for 2024 were 255% richer than a decade ago, now worth $2 trillion in all.

Here are, according to Forbes, the 14 celebritie­s who have “turned their fame into enough fortune to make the 2024 World’s Billionair­es list”:

George Lucas - Net Worth: $5.5 Billion Steven Spielberg - Net Worth: $4.8 Billion Michael Jordan - Net Worth: $3.2 Billion Oprah Winfrey - Net Worth: $2.8 Billion Jay-Z - Net Worth: $2.5 Billion Kim Kardashian - Net Worth: $1.7 Billion Peter Jackson - Net Worth: $1.5 Billion Tyler Perry - Net Worth: $1.4 Billion Rihanna - Net Worth: $1.4 Billion Tiger Woods - Net Worth: $1.3 Billion LeBron James - Net Worth: $1.2 Billion Magic Johnson - Net Worth: $1.2 Billion Dick Wolf - Net Worth: $1.2 Billion Taylor Swift - Net Worth: $1.1 Billion

As for the richest people in the world list, some names will not come as a surprise:

Bernard Arnault & Family -

LVMH empire - Net Worth: $233 Billion Elon Musk - Tesla, SpaceX, X - Net Worth: $195 Billion Jeff Bezos - Amazon - Net Worth: $194 Billion Mark Zuckerbeg - Facebook - Net Worth: $177 Billion Larry Ellison - Oracle - Net Worth: 141 Billion Warren Buffett - Investor - Net Worth: 133 Billion Bill Gates - Microsoft - Net Worth: 128 Billion Steve Ballmer - Former CEO Microsoft - Net Worth: 121 Billion Mukesh Ambani - Reliance Industries - Net Worth: $116 Billion Larry Page - Former CEO Alphabet - Net Worth: $114 Billion

Briefly circling back to Taylor Swift - as the list and those numbers are exhausting - things aren’t slowing down for the singer, who is about to embark on the European leg of her Eras Tour next month.

Plus, she is also set to release her upcoming 11th album, ‘ The Tortured Poets Department ’, on 19 April.

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Taylor Swift joins world's richest on Forbes billionair­e list

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