Taylor Swift is not only one of the wealthiest musicians alive, but the 11-time Grammy winner is also among the richest women in the entire entertainment industry. Since breaking into the music scene in 2006 with her debut single “Tim McGraw,” Swift has capitalized on her ever-growing fame with 10 No. 1 albums, popular merchandise, record-breaking tours, acting gigs, fragrances, and countless brand deals. Throughout her impressive 16-year career, the 32-year-old superstar has never slowed down or faltered when it comes to releasing critically acclaimed albums and fan-favorite songs, and the steady stream of music has earned her an incredible amount of wealth.
In October 2022, Swift released Midnights, her 10th studio album, which she calls a “collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams.” She also surprised fans with 7 bonus tracks at 3 a.m. that night. Before the close of the album’s release day, Midnights broke Spotify’s record of the most-streamed album in a single day, along with Apple Music declaring it their “biggest pop album of all time.” Between setting these massive records, new merchandise, and a tour likely to be announced soon, her net worth is bound to grow.
In 2021, Swift continued re-recording and re-releasing her first six albums in an effort to gain back the rights to her songs after her original recordings/masters were bought to her dismay. That year, she released two re-recorded albums — Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version) — with never-heard-before “From The Vault” songs. Swift is guaranteeing she’ll own these recordings with this process, which is a smart career move that has also become lucrative because of high sales, record streams, and profits from associated merch. Easter eggs in her “Bejeweled” music video point to Speak Now followed by 1989 as being her next two re-recorded albums.