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Taylor Swift Net Worth, Singer, Early Life

Did you know that Taylor Swift is the American Music Awards' most-awarded artist ever? The pop star has a total of 34 wins, and she's sure to have more under her belt in the future.

Taylor Swift
Net Worth $403 million
Source Of WealthSinger
Born13th December 1989
Birth NameTaylor Alison Swift
Height5ft 11in (180cm)

There's no doubt that Taylor Swift is a musical powerhouse. She writes her own music, plays a variety of instruments, and even acts. She's earned all of her awards and then some.

But how much do you really know about this country artist turned pop star? What's her net worth? What was her early life like, and how many famous people has she actually dated?

We're here to talk about all of that and more. Read on to learn everything you'd ever need to know about Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift: Net Worth

So how much is Taylor Swift worth anyway? There's no denying that she's a major superstar, so it's no secret that she has a good amount of money to throw around.

At the moment, Taylor Swift's net worth is estimated to be around $403,000,000. With her multitude of albums, fan appearances, concerts, interviews, and more, she has "made it" in Hollywood, more so than many other pop stars.

Of course, as a pop star instead of a traditional worker, Taylor Swift doesn't make an official salary. She gets paid for the work that she produces and she makes royalties.

Taylor Swift's Early Life

Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13th, 1989. She was born in West Reading, Pennsylvania to Scott Kingsley Swift and Andrea Gardner Swift. She has a brother named Austin.

Taylor started discovering her passion for performing when she was only nine years old. She started performing in musical theater and she was taking acting and singing lessons in New York City.

Despite her young age, she was already dedicated to a life in music, and by age eleven she was interested in moving to Nashville to start a life as a country singer. Her supportive mother brought her to Nashville to submit demo tapes, but she wasn't accepted at the time.

At thirteen, however, she was accepted for an artist development deal. She started traveling to and from Nashville to start working on her music career. Soon, her entire family relocated to Tennesee to support her.

Taylor Swift: Relationship History

Aside from her music, Taylor Swift is famous for her relationship history. She has a multitude of high-profile former partners, and it's no secret that she's sung about her experiences with them in her most popular songs.

She rarely names names, but fans love guessing who each song is about.

At the moment, she's engaged to Joe Alwyn. She's been with Alwyn for several years and this relationship seems set to last. Before Joe, however, she's allegedly dated:

  • Joe Jonas
  • Tom Hiddleston
  • Harry Styles
  • Calvin Harris
  • Taylor Lautner
  • Lucas Till
  • Cory Monteith
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • John Mayer
  • Chord Overstreet
  • Adam Young
  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Conor Kennedy
  • Matt Healy

Taylor Swift: Career

Taylor Swift's career in professional music started when she was still a teenager. She's one of the youngest pop stars to start "making it big," and for good reason.

She put in hard work and he had the support of her doting parents to give her a leg-up.

Because of her young start, Taylor's career has been lengthy despite the fact she's only 32 years old. Here's an overview of the timeline of her career.

Early Career

At age seventeen, Taylor Started her journey toward super-stardom. She released her first self-titled album and it took off. As a matter of fact, it hit the Billboard Top 200 and managed to stay there for 157 weeks.

"Tim McGraw" was the first single on the album. This was popular amongst country listeners, but it isn't what attracted Taylor's pop audience.

At first, Taylor was committed to being a country star. She got to open for Rascall Flats, Brad Paisley, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and more.

On this same album, she had two songs that would draw listeners who were otherwise uninterested in country music: "Our Song" and "Teardrops on My Guitar."

These songs were pop hits despite their country roots. Taylor wrote "Our Song" independently. She became the youngest person to write and perform a song that hit #1 on the Billboard Top 100.

During this period, she was also nominated for Best New Artist for the Grammy Awards. In other words, Taylor had started her career off with a bang.

The Fearless Era

From this point forward, Taylor was releasing hit after hit. She released Fearless, her second studio album, in 2008. It was full of hit singles like "White Horse" and "Love Story" (which topped the charts in Australia).

Taylor was such a powerhouse that a documentary was made about the making of Fearless.

Taylor won an award for her "Love Story" video at the MTV music awards. That's when her famous altercation with rapper Kanye West happened. He jumped onto the stage and claimed that Beyonce was more deserving of the award.

Taylor Swift didn't let that stop her. During her Fearless period, she also started pursuing film. She wrote songs for movies and even appeared in the movie Valentine's Day.

Taylor won Album of The Year in the 2008 Country Music Awards for Fearless, making her the youngest performer to get the award.

The Speak Now Era

Her next album, Speak Now, was the fastest-downloaded album by a female performer. She released it in 2010, and as expected, it performed well on the Billboard Top 200.

She started topping the charts in Canada at this time.

Rolling Stone listed this album in the 50 Best Female Albums of All Time. She also got the awards for Woman of the Year by Billboard alongside a multitude of other awards and nominations from a variety of organizations.

The Red Era

Taylor did not slow down after these awards. She released Red in 2011, and it was just as big of a success (if not bigger).

One of her singles, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" was number one in both the United States and New Zealand (which was the first time for her). It was also in the Top 5 in several countries.

That same single was the fastest-selling single in history.

The single appeared on Red, which became the number one album in the United Kingdom.

The 1989 Era

Her next album, titled with the year of her birth, was another hit. After its 2014 release, it sold over 1.2 million copies within the first week. This earned Taylor another Guinness World Record as it was her third album to perform so well.

Taylor stirred up some controversy during her 1989 era when she removed all of her albums from Spotify, claiming that their free subscription model was unfair to artists. She was criticized for this viewpoint due to her wealth (though, she was correct in that it harms smaller acts) and ended up putting her discography back.

Taylor was Billboard's Woman of the Year again in 2014. Her album was the Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards and she won several other awards for Red and its singles.

The Reputation Era

Reputation was Taylor Swift's sixth studio album, released in 2017, and as expected, it was a hit. In the first week, she sold 2 million copies, breaking her own record.

She collaborated with artists like Future and Ed Sheeran.

She, of course, won many awards for Reputation and its singles, but one of them stood out from the rest. She became the most awarded female performer in American Music Award history with 23 awards.

The Lover Era

Not long after, in 2019, Taylor released Lover (which was the best-selling album of 2019). This was also her sixth album to sell over a half-million copies in the first week. This is another record that Taylor got to break.

Lover was the first major album that wasn't under Big Machine Records. With her new label, she insisted that she should be able to retain the rights over the masters of her albums.

She had been trying to get the masters of her previous albums back from Big Machine for years, and this turned into a public legal dispute.

Surprise Albums and Re-Releases

2020 brought surprises to Taylor Swift fans. Taylor released two albums that year. The first, Folklore, came out in July, while the second, Evermore, came out in December.

As usual, both albums did well, selling more than one million copies each during the first week of their release. Because of this, Taylor Swift was the highest-paid artist in 2020 (contributing to her high net worth).

Another surprise for fans was on the way, however. After her masters dispute, Taylor started re-recording some of her old songs from the Red album to re-release under the "Taylor's Version" title.

"All Too Well (Taylor's Version)" was a 10-minute song with a short film. It was the longest song to ever top the Billboard Top 100.

FAQs About Taylor Swift

So what else do you want to know about this mega-star? Beyond her relationships, albums, and awards, there are a few common things that fans are curious about.

Here are some FAQs about Taylor Swift.

Does Taylor Swift Play Any Instruments?

Taylor Swift plays several instruments (and she's quite good). Everyone knows that Taylor Swift is a great guitar player, but she also plays the piano, the ukulele, and even the banjo.

She will, occasionally, play her own instruments during her song, but most of the time she's seen with her guitar.

Did Taylor Swift Go to College?

Taylor Swift did not go to college. Because she started her career as a musician so early, he never had the opportunity (and perhaps the desire) to pursue higher education.

She did mention in an interview that she'd like to get a degree somehow, but that's difficult for a superstar. Maintaining a low profile when you're a world-famous performer is no easy task, and being bombarded by fans would ruin Taylor's college experience.

Taylor Swift was, however, recently granted an honorary fine arts degree from NYU for her musical accomplishments. She also got to give a (somewhat controversial) commencement speech for the graduating class of 2022.

Taylor Swift may still pursue higher education someday, but as of now, she's busy with her music career.

Does Taylor Swift Write Her Own Songs?

Like most major musicians, Taylor Swift has collaborated with other songwriters. With that in mind, she does actually write or co-write all of her songs.

Some of her songs are entirely her own work while others have some input from other creators. Here's a list of songs that she wrote on her own.

Is Taylor Swift's Brother Famous?

Taylor Swift has one younger brother, Austin Swift. While he doesn't have the level of fame as his older sister, he has been in the limelight. He's an actor and producer both for movies and music videos.

Most of Austin's work is behind the scenes.

Taylor Swift Is a Pop Star Powerhouse

Taylor Swift has been taking the world by storm ever since she was a teenager, and it doesn't seem like she's intent on stopping anytime soon. From her first self-titled album all the way through her current musical ventures, she's been thrilling her fans and proving her musical prowess.

Our net worths are for entertainment purposes only. We do our best to provide accurate figures, but we cannot guarantee their accuracy. The figures are based on public information and estimates, and may not reflect the true value of assets or liabilities.

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