As of 12/7/16, the Taylor Swift net worth figure of $310 million comes from $81 million in music sales, $417 million in concert tour earnings, $8.5 million for acting and $111 million for endorsement deals with companies like CoverGirl, Keds and Diet Coke. Swift’s earnings since 2006 total a sky high $614 million. $61 million in investment income boosts that to $779 million. Taxes and expenses of $471 million cut Taylor Swift’s net worth to the final total of $310 million.
Taylor Swift Net Worth Facts
|Taylor Swift net worth:||$311,411,619|
|Taylor Swift net worth vs Miley Cyrus net worth||56% bigger|
|Taylor Swift net worth vs Beyonce net worth||17% smaller|
|Taylor Swift net worth vs Selena Gomez net worth||7 times bigger|
|Taylor Swift net worth vs Kobe Bryant net worth||About the same|
|Taylor Swift net worth vs LeBron James net worth||46% bigger|
|Taylor Swift net worth vs Tom Brady net worth||Twice as big|
|Taylor Swift net worth vs Bernie Sanders net worth||581 times bigger|
|Taylor Swift net worth vs Hillary Clinton net worth||10 times bigger|
|Taylor Swift net worth vs Barack Obama net worth||95 times bigger|
|Taylor Swift net worth vs typical American household net worth||4,525 times bigger|
Also see: Beyonce Net Worth
Taylor Swift’s net worth is $307 million. That’s 56% larger than Miley Cyrus’ $200 million dollar net worth. Beyonce’s net worth of $372 million is 17% larger than Taylor Swift’s net worth. Our Taylor Swift net worth figure places the Diva’s wealth 5.6 times bigger than Selena Gomez’s net worth of $45 million and about the same as Kobe Bryant’s net worth of $319 million.
Compared to LeBron James with $210 million, Taylor Swift’s net worth is 46% larger. Compared to Tom Brady with $138 million, Taylor Swift’s net worth is twice as big. Taylor Swift’s net worth is 582 times bigger than Bernie Sanders’ net worth of $528,014 and 10 times larger than Hillary Clinton’s at $31 million.
Finally, Taylor Swift’s net worth is 4,525 times bigger than the median American household’s net worth of $68,000.
Taylor Swift Net Worth Over Time
|Taylor Swift Net Worth Over Time|
|Taylor Swift net worth 2006||$8,514,444|
|Taylor Swift net worth 2007||$16,036,774|
|Taylor Swift net worth 2008||$28,410,428|
|Taylor Swift net worth 2009||$56,901,858|
|Taylor Swift net worth 2010||$70,217,539|
|Taylor Swift net worth 2011||$120,696,120|
|Taylor Swift net worth 2012||$140,213,577|
|Taylor Swift net worth 2013||$201,621,068|
|Taylor Swift net worth 2014||$225,412,082|
|Taylor Swift net worth 2015||$291,133,676|
|Taylor Swift net worth 2016||$311,411,619|
Taylor Swift released her first hit single in 2006. Since that time, the star has absolutely flourished with nine albums, dozens of singles, four world concert tours and five acting roles. By our estimates, Taylor Swift’s net worth has skyrocketed in just eleven years, starting at just $4 million in 2006 and finishing at $307 million in 2016.
The chart above shows Taylor Swift net worth data over time.
Taylor Swift Net Worth Breakdown
The table below shows a breakout of Taylor Swift net worth data by category. Most of the star’s net worth comes from concert tours and endorsements. Music sales, acting revenue and investment income also contribute to Taylor Swift’s net worth. Taxes and expenses take away from the star’s wealth.
Also see: Miley Cyrus Net Worth
|Taylor Swift Net Worth Sources|
|Taylor Swift Music Sales||$81,479,502|
|Taylor Swift Concert Tours||$417,350,000|
|Taylor Swift Merchandise||$62,602,500|
|Taylor Swift YouTube Channel||$66,245,704|
|Total Taylor Swift Earnings||$789,121,314|
|Taylor Swift Average Salary||$71,738,301|
|Expenses (Est. 15% of income)||-$112,987,156|
|Taylor Swift Net Worth||$311,411,619|
Music Sales and Taylor Swift Net Worth
Music sales are the next biggest chunk of our Taylor Swift net worth calculations. It’s relatively easy to estimate Taylor Swift music sale income. That’s because we know Swift has had roughly 38 million album sales and 163 million singles sales. We also know roughly how much each album and single sold for. We can figure Swift got about 11.1% of the money from each sale. That’s because big name singers like Swift take in about 6.6% of the revenue from sales. However, since Swift writes all her own songs, she likely earns an extra 4.5% as a writer. Using those numbers, we figure Taylor Swift’s net worth has benefited from $46.5 million in album sales and $36 million in singles sales. That’s a total of $81 million from music sales.
Album Sales and Taylor Swift Net Worth
Album sales contribute a staggering $46 million to the Taylor Swift net worth total. Staggering because in the age of easy internet piracy and streaming, even most big stars don’t tend to sell a lot of albums. The sum is also a shocker because Swift only earns about 11.1% of the total from every album she sells. That means her records have amassed total revenue of $419 million. Swift’s hottest selling album was 2008’s Fearless. That record went 8x Platinum, selling an estimated 8.6 million copies.
|Taylor Swift Net Worth from Album Sales|
|Album Name||Unit Sales||Total Sales at $10.99 Each||Taylor Swift's 11.1%|
|Taylor Swift (2006)||5,534,000||$60,818,660||$6,750,871|
|Speak Now (2010)||5,000,000||$54,950,000||$6,099,450|
|Speak Now Live (2011)||3,000,000||$32,970,000||$3,659,670|
|Sounds of the Season EP (2007)||1,000,000||$10,990,000||$1,219,890|
|Beautiful Eyes EP (2008)||315,000||$3,461,850||$384,265|
|Total Taylor Swift Net Worth from Album Sales||38,130,000||$419,048,700||$46,514,406|
Also see: Selena Gomez Net Worth
Singles Sales and Taylor Swift Net Worth
The table below shows how singles sales factor into the Taylor Swift net worth data. Singles have added $36 million to the Taylor Swift net worth sum. Swift has released a stunning 54 singles during her career. Two of those, I Knew You Were Trouble and Shake it Off, sold 16 million copies each. That’s very nearly unheard of in the music world, with even big-name stars generally selling one to eight million copies of any given song.
|Taylor Swift Net Worth from Singles Sales|
|Taylor Swift Single Title||Unit Sales||Total Sales at $1.99 Each||Taylor Swift's 11.1%|
|Love Story (2008)||14,000,000||$27,860,000||$3,092,460|
|You Belong With Me (2009||12,000,000||$23,880,000||$2,650,680|
|We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (2012)||14,000,000||$27,860,000||$3,092,460|
|I Knew You Were Trouble (2012)||16,000,000||$31,840,000||$3,534,240|
|Shake it Off (2014)||16,000,000||$31,840,000||$3,534,240|
|Blank Space (2014)||11,000,000||$21,890,000||$2,429,790|
|Other Taylor Swift Singles (47, 2006-2016)||82,000,000||$163,180,000||$18,112,980|
|Total Taylor Swift Net Worth from Singles||$36,446,850|
Also see: Kobe Bryant Net Worth
Concert Tours and Taylor Swift Net Worth
The biggest part of the Taylor Swift net worth total comes from concert tours. Swift has given four concert tours: Fearless, Speak Now, Red and 1989. The tours accompanied major album releases and happened in 1009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. People often talk about concert tours as “promoting” albums, but actually it’s the other way around. While Swift has earned about $46 million from album sales, she’s taken in a stunning $491 million from concert tours. Big name music stars often earn only 6% to 11% of music sales. However, they can pull in 85% to 95% of concert tour revenue.
Swift’s concert tours are massive earners. Her first tour in 2009, the Fearless tour, added $54 million to Taylor Swift’s net worth. Subsequent tours have paid her between $105 million and $132 million each. The table below shows how each tour has added to Taylor Swift’s net worth.
|Concert Tours and Taylor Swift Net Worth|
|Tour||Revenue||Taylor Swift's 85%|
|Fearless Tour (2009)||$63,000,000||$53,550,000|
|Speak Now World Tour (2011)||$123,000,000||$104,550,000|
|The Red Tour (2013)||$150,000,000||$127,500,000|
|The 1989 World Tour (2015)||$155,000,000||$131,750,000|
|Total Concert Tours and Taylor Swift Net Worth||$491,000,000||$417,350,000|
The 1989 World Tour in 2015 was still underway at this article’s publication date. Therefore, the earnings from that tour listed above are an estimate. All other Taylor Swift net worth box office data above are from published figures.
Endorsement Deals and Taylor Swift Net Worth
Endorsement deal dollar amounts aren’t openly published. The best anyone can do at figuring out Taylor Swift net worth contributions from endorsements is to look at her deals and estimate the amounts. Swift has made endorsement deals with L.E.I. Jeans, CoverGirl, Keds, Diet Coke, American Greetings, Sony, NHL, Elizabeth Arden and Air Asia. Based on industry comparisons, we figure Swift has taken in about $111 million in endorsement income since 2006.
YouTube and Taylor Swift Net Worth
Swift makes more from YouTube sales than most artists do from all sources combined. As of 12/7/16, YouTube revenue has added $65,996,804 to the Taylor Swift net worth sum. That’s because Swift makes an estimated $7.60 in ad revenue from every 1,000 YouTube views. Swift’s Vevo channel has 10 billion views. It’s estimated Swift keeps 85% of that or $65.9 million. Almost another $900,000 comes from her own, non-Vevo channel.
|YouTube and Taylor Swift Net Worth|
|Taylor Swift Vevo Views||10,120,082,754|
|Taylor Swift Channel Views||114,469,633|
|Earnings Per View||$0.0076|
|Total Taylor Swift Net Worth from YouTube||$66,245,704|
Acting and Taylor Swift Net Worth
The smallest part of Taylor Swift’s net worth comes from acting. Between touring and writing and recording music, the star’s fledgeling acting career hasn’t yet burgeoned. However, Swift has managed to fit 5 acting roles into her busy schedule. Swift has appeared in a few TV shows and movies since 2009. Since exact payouts aren’t disclosed, we’ve estimated Swift’s earnings based on industry comparisons. We place Taylor Swift net worth amounts for acting roles at $8.5 million.
|Acting and Taylor Swift Net Worth|
|Total Taylor Swift Net Worth from Acting||$8,570,000|
Taxes and Expenses and Taylor Swift Net Worth
We don’t know exactly how much of the Taylor Swift net worth figure goes to paying taxes, but we do know she’s in a 39.6% tax bracket. The star also probably pays out at least 5% in state taxes. Since we can estimate Swift’s earnings each year, we can also figure her taxes. We estimate the star has paid $360 million in taxes over the course of her career. We also figured on expenses at 15% of Swift’s income. This includes staff, agent fees, cost of living and other expenses. Our total career estimates for Taylor Swift’s expenses come to $111 million.
|Taylor Swift Net Worth Calculations|
|Year||Music Sales||Concert Tours||Acting||Endorsements||YouTube||Merchandise||Total Taylor Swift Earnings||Taxes (48.42%)||Expenses (15% of income)||Net||Investment Income||Taylor Swift Net Worth|
|Taylor Swift Net Worth Totals||$81,479,502||$417,350,000||$8,570,000||$117,000,000||$66,245,704||$62,602,500||$753,247,706||$364,722,539||$112,987,156||$275,538,011||$35,873,608|
Also see: Barack Obama Net Worth
Taylor Swift Net Worth in the News
On 4/19/16, Taylor Swift shared Vogue Magazine’s Tweet about their interview with her. While Vogue may have paid Swift for the interview, by far the biggest addition to the Taylor Swift net worth sum from interviews like this is the publicity. It’s a win-win situation. When Swift appears on a magazine cover, the mag gets readers. But Swift also gets another appearance in the public eye, which helps her sell concert tickets and albums, which adds to her net worth. The star has 76 million Twitter followers, so when she shared Vogue’s tweet it was almost as good as a Super Bowl ad. Those reach about 125 million viewers. By contrast, Vogue only has about 11 million followers.
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) April 19, 2016