Taylor Swift Is Officially The Highest Paid Woman In Music

Taylor Swift earned $1 million a day this year, and the money just keeps flowing in. Due to a great relationship with her accountant and making great music, Swift has accumulated a whopping $317.8 million. Coming into her new net worth had many contributing factors.

First, Taylor’s fifth studio album, “1989,” sold over 1.2 million copies in the first week alone. Later, the album continued its high selling numbers and by July, Swift had sold over 5 million copies of her album. As far as singles go, Taylor Swift managed to release five singles from “1989,” all of which turned out to be chart-topping hits.

Her most recent single, “Bad Blood,” reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a spot which “Blank Space” formerly held and broke records for in the process. In November of last year, Taylor’s “Blank Space” remained in the No. 1 spot for over four weeks, allowing Swift to be the first woman in 56 years to beat her very own record. According to Billboard, Taylor Swift also held the No. 3 spot with “Shake It Off.” The artist’s impressive chart history for her latest album is only a small portion of her earnings of over $1 million per day.

The second contributing factor to Taylor Swift’s earnings was her often sold-out world tour. Beginning in May of 2015, the “Wildest Dreams” singer kicked off a massive tour, in which she would travel throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Taylor Swift managed to bring in $16.8 million after just five shows in North America, where she reportedly sold 149,708 tickets. When accessing how Taylor Swift gained popularity over so many other great artists, one expert, Mike Raia, believes that Swift’s impartiality to her music career and her commercial presence has served her well.

“Right now, Taylor is untouchable. She is so far ahead of everyone else in the industry that she has become not only a powerhouse entertainer but also an important mover and shaker on the commercial side on the music business.”

Just as Raia explained, Taylor Swift’s final contributing factor to her massive earnings were her commercial endorsements. In collaboration with Elizabeth Arden, Swift launched many fragrances and cosmetics, which were only the start of her product line. Additionally, Taylor received an endorsement from Keds footwear and Diet Coke. Collectively, Taylor Swift’s endorsements and product sales brought in enough money to land her on the Forbes Celebrity 100 Rich list. But recent happenings in Taylor’s personal life led many to believe that her future could be even richer.

In May of this year, Taylor Swift began dating Calvin Harris, and analysts have since began calculating the net worth of the two as a couple. Gracing yet another Forbes list, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris recently made Forbes’ poll of highest paid couples. Together, the couple is worth $146 million. This information shows that despite Kanye West’s 2009 perceptions of Taylor Swift, the former country singer has beat Beyoncé in being both the highest paid musician and being the richer couple. Beyoncé and Jay-Z are reportedly worth only $110 million.

Despite reports that Taylor is working hard and doing good business to keep the money flowing in, the star has recently attributed her success to that fact that she keeps to herself and focuses on her goals. By first explaining that her lack of girlfriends in her younger years prepared well for her adult life, Taylor goes on to state the most of her nights are spent alone at home, thinking.

“I’m around people so much. Massive amounts of people. I do a meet-and-greet every night on the tour, and it’s 150 people. Before that, it’s a radio meet-and-greet with 40 people. After the show, it’s 30 or 40 more people. So then when I go home and turn on the TV, and I’ve got Monica and Chandler and Ross and Rachel and Phoebe and Joey on a Friends marathon, I don’t feel lonely. I’ve just been onstage for two hours, talking to 60,000 people about my feelings. That’s so much social stimulation. When I get home, there is not one part of me that wishes I was around other people.”

With three more months left of Taylor Swift’s world tour, and her products selling like crazy, Taylor’s yearly earnings are only expected to increase. Given that Calvin Harris may be in for the long haul and may not end up in another Taylor Swift break up song, a $148 million net worth could end up being a permanent thing for her.

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