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    Forbes confirms that Taylor Swift is officially a Billionaire

    Taylor Swift officially joined the exclusive three-comma-club this week, with Forbes confirming rumours that her wealth has surpassed a billion dollars. What’s remarkable is that she achieved this milestone solely through her music, a first in the industry.

    While other heavyweights like Rihanna and Jay-Z have reached billion-dollar status through various ventures, including fashion, alcohol, and entertainment, Swift’s fortune is primarily from her music and related endeavors. She’s not just a singer-songwriter; she’s a record-breaker. Swift’s Eras Tour, the first-ever billion-dollar tour, has not only delighted fans worldwide but also boosted economies wherever it touched down.

    Forbes confirms that Taylor Swift is officially a Billionaire, EntertainmentSA News South Africa

    Swift, at just 34 years old, also boasts an impressive real estate portfolio, with homes in New York, Beverly Hills, Nashville, and a coastal mansion in Rhode Island. But her financial triumphs aren’t the only records she’s smashing. Last year, she won her fourth Grammy for Best Album, a record in itself.

    Time Magazine recognized her influence by naming her Person of the Year, acknowledging her as a rare individual who controls her narrative. And the excitement continues with her upcoming album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” set to drop on April 19.

    Forbes confirms that Taylor Swift is officially a Billionaire, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Taylor Swift / Image: People

    Adding to her high-profile year was her public relationship with Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce, who clinched the Super Bowl championship. Swift, a regular at Chiefs games, drew attention, with viewership records soaring.

    Her impact extends beyond music; with millions of social media followers and a devoted fan base, she can influence any arena she chooses. Even political circles have pondered her potential role in the upcoming presidential election.

    Swift’s career began as a teenage songwriter in Pennsylvania, leading to a record deal with Big Machine Records in Nashville. Her transition from country to pop marked a significant shift, but not without controversy. A public feud with Big Machine erupted over the sale of her song catalog to a private equity firm, igniting a battle for musicians’ rights.

    Forbes confirms that Taylor Swift is officially a Billionaire, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Image: People

    Swift’s response was bold: re-recording her first six albums to reclaim ownership. She urged fans to support “Taylor’s Version” over the originals. Meanwhile, she’s released multiple original albums, with her 11th set for release this month.

    Her Eras Tour is slated to continue until the end of 2024, with projections suggesting she could surpass the $2-billion mark. Swift’s impact on the music industry and beyond is undeniable, cementing her as a cultural icon for years to come.

    Main image: NPR

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