Taylor Swift has carefully invested, strategically planned and totally dominated her career. She’s also been extremely generous with her money.
The young musician often donates to causes she supports and people who have overcome tragedy. She focuses on inspiring other young vocalists and supporting her fans as the music mogul continues to earn, and spend, her millions.
Taylor Swift had a sweet, simple start to superstardom
At just 29 years old, Taylor Swift has a net worth of over $320 million dollars. But, it hasn’t always been that way for the country turned pop star. At ten years old, Taylor was singing at local fairs and events around her Pennsylvania hometown.
At 12, she was teaching herself how to play the guitar. Her parents, who noticed her dedication to music, decided to move their family to Tennessee so Taylor could be closer to more opportunities in Nashville.
Their move paid off because it wasn’t long before someone took notice of the young singer at the Bluebird Cafe. In 2006, she released her first single “Tim McGraw,” and the rest is history.
Swift is one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world
According to Forbes, Taylor Swift is this year’s highest-paid entertainer. Her Reputation tour last year was the highest-grossing tour of all time, beating out the profits of the previous record holder, The Rolling Stones.
The Stones 2005-2007 show “A Bigger Bang Tour” grossed $245 million during its 70 separate concerts. Taylor topped this by earning $345 million from just 38 shows.
Swift gives back to causes that matter to her
Taylor has often supported causes that are important to her. A cat-lover at heart she contributes regularly to PETA, local animal shelters and pet relief organizations. Additionally, she’s contributed to the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Aside from these big-name organizations she also personally supports her fans in some of their more challenging moments. She’s been known to help fans pay hospital bills, make tuition payments, and even invite them to her home for private listening parties.
After her court appearances where she testified against a radio host for groping her inappropriately, she donated generously to organizations supporting victims of sexual assault. Specifically, she chose Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation.
“My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard,” Swift said after her victory in court.
Swift makes money even when she’s not on stage
Taylor obviously makes the most cash while she’s out on tour. Racking up a record number of ticket sales for her most recent tours. However, that’s not the only way the star is raking in the cash.
Taylor Swift has some really high brow endorsement deals with big name brands. She can be seen promoting Keds, Cover Girl, Apple and even Diet Coke. These advertising deals likely earn her quite a bit of cash. Sometimes she’s starring in commercials, but other times she simply paid to hold a Diet Coke during an interview. Either way, she only makes deals which will be lucrative to her bank account.
She also has a real estate portfolio which is valued at over $80 million. Taylor has homes in Manhattan, Rhode Island, and California. She values her privacy and keeps her homes locked up tight and secured with personal bodyguards and security teams.
Swift also spends her money on fun
The star owns her own private jets (That’s right, two of them.) and regularly takes groups of girlfriends with her on vacation. Her private planes are valued at over $40 million dollars and that’s before the cost of manning them or flying them.
She also has expensive taste in cats. Her furry pals are one of the most expensive breeds, and although cuddly and cute, definitely cost a pretty penny.
We suppose when you’re the highest-paid celebrity in the world, you can’t put a price on cuteness overload.