Taylor Swift is a controversial figure in pop culture. People either lover her or hate her – there really is no in-between. There is no doubt that she is an influential and wealthy star. Let’s take a look at how Taylor Swift has managed to acquire her wealth.
Taylor Swift Net Worth 2018: $250,000,000
How Did Taylor Swift Make Her Money & Wealth?
Taylor Swift was born in Pennsylvania on December 13th, 1989. She did not get her musical talent from her parents – her mother was a stay at home mom who was a retired mutual fund executive, and her father was a financial advisor. Taylor attended the exclusive Montessori School in nearby Alvernia for kindergarten, where she was taught by Franciscan nuns. Before Taylor Swift turned 10, she was already performing in musical theater. Her parents could afford to send her to New York on a regular basis to vocal training and acting lessons.
Taylor Swift has said that her main inspiration for turning to country music is Shania Twain. Even though she performed at events and festivals near her hometown in Pennsylvania, Taylor wanted more. Specifically, she dreamed of going to Nashville and becoming a household name in country. She needed a way to stand out from everyone else who was attempting to do the same thing.
Soon, Taylor Swift learned how to play guitar, and she started writing songs on her own. Taylor’s parents helped her start a working relationship with a NY music producer, Dan Dymtrow. He opened many new pathways for her, and she was able to attend record label meetings and even get featured on a Maybelline compilation CD.
At the tender age of 14, she relocated to Nashville, TN with her parents in order to make her start in country music. The young singer began working and collaborating with accomplished songwriters in Nashville. She left RCA Records to join up with Sony/ATV Tree publishing houses. Taylor Swift began working on the album of the same name soon after, and it was released in 2006. The album spent 157 weeks on the Billboard top 200, where it peaked at number 5. The album was critically acclaimed and has sold almost 8 million copies as of 2017.
Taylor Swift did most of the promotional work for the album with the help of her mother.The pair packed up cd singles to send to radio stations, and Taylor did many radio and television appearances. Taylor was well received because she reached a previously unknown target demographic – teenage girls who listen to country music. Taylor’s music spoke to them in a way that the traditionally male-dominated genre hadn’t done before.
In 2008, Taylor Swift released one of her most memorable albums, Fearless. This excellent, acclaimed album includes hot singles such as Love Story, Fifteen, and You Belong to Me. This is also the album that led her to be at the MTV Video Music Awards. This is where she was famously interrupted by Kanye West during her acceptance speech. The rapper was of the opinion that Beyonce should have won the award for Best Female Video over Taylor Swift. The media attention only served to bolster Taylor’s career, and she went on to win numerous awards both for Fearless, and her future, more pop-styled albums.
Taylor Swift put out more albums and saw her actual net worth getting exponentially larger. Other records included Speak Now, Red, and 1989. Taylor also increased her wealth by performing at her sold-out world tours, and even acting! Taylor hosted Saturday Night Live and had roles in The Giver, The Lorax, and Valentine’s Day. These ventures all served to make Taylor Swift the award-winning, multitalented multimillionaire that she is today.
Taylor Swift Personal Life & FAQ’s:
Is Taylor Swift married?
Taylor Swift is not married. One of the major controversies that Taylor faces is her reputation for dating many famous men, and then writing new songs or entire albums about their brutal breakups. Taylor seems to take all the talk about her being a player in stride. She addressed it in the song Shake It Off, with the lyric “I go on too many dates, but I can’t make them stay – at least that’s what people say.” Below is a list of all the celebrities that Taylor has dated since she got famous.
- Joe Jonas
- John Mayer
- Cory Monteith
- Garrett Hedlund
- Eddie Redmayne
- Zac Efron
- Conor Kennedy
- Harry Styles
- Calvin Harris
- Tom Hiddleston
Taylor Swift Salary & Annual Earnings in 2017
Taylor Swift made a chart-topping amount of money last year. The $170 million she made could fit in a pool that Taylor could swim in like Scrooge McDuck from Duck Tales. She made most of this money with her World Tour for 1989. Taylor makes additional money by advertising for brands such as Diet Coke, Apple, and Keds.
How much money does Taylor Swift make per day?
Taylor Swift made about $400,000 per day, which is an impressive $19,500 per hour. That is above the poverty level for a family of 2 to make per year. If Taylor Swift was feeling generous, she could pay for a year’s rent for two people using just an hour of her time.
Taylor Swift’s House
Taylor Swift loves spending her wealth on purchasing real estate – she has put down at least $40 million dollars on her five homes that she’s scattered all over the country. She has a townhouse in NY that she spends $40,000 on a month. She also has a home in Beverly Hills, California, a penthouse in Nashville Tennessee, and a house in West Village that she is currently renting while she renovates her townhouse. Perhaps most impressive is her $17.75 million mansion in Watch Hill, Rhode Island that she paid for in cash.
Taylor Swift’s Car
One of the first purchases that Taylor made with her new wealth was a Lexus SC430 convertible, which was featured in the movie “Mean Girls” and was driven by main character Regina George. She also owns a Toyota Sequoia, and an R8 Sport by Audi.
Charity and donations and philanthropy
Taylor Swift hasn’t just won awards for her music and acting talents. She has also been recognized for her generosity and charity giving. She gave $100,000 to the Red Cross when Iowa was flooded in 2008. She gave five times that to assist the victims of the Tennessee floods in May of 2010. She also donated and worked with charities for other natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy of 2012, and the Lousiana flood of 2016. Taylor Swift also is a supporter of children’s arts and literacy education. She has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to schools to fund failing arts and music programs, and she donated many thousands of books to various schools and libraries.
Taylor Swift’s Accomplishments:
Taylor’s commercial success not only amplified her net worth, but it also earned her many awards. Taylor Swift won Top New Female Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Even though she did not win, Taylor was still nominated for the honor of being considered the Best New Artist at the Grammys in 2008. Below is a list of the other awards that Taylor Swift has won:
- 10 Grammy Awards
- 19 American Music Awards
- 23 Billboard Music Awards
- 11 Country Music Association Awards
- 1 Brit Award
- 1 Emmy