Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer, songwriter and record producer born on December 13, 1989, in West Reading, Pennsylvania.
Named after famous musician James Taylor, Swift is arguably the most famous person on the planet and easily the most powerful celebrity in the world.
According to records, she has sold over 200 million albums worldwide. She also has numerous extremely successful world tours to her name. Her “Eras” tour is on pace to generate $2 billion globally, which would make it the most successful musical tour of all time.
Taylor Swift was discovered at age 15 by future music mogul Scott Borchetta while performing at a Nashville cafe. Borchetta signed Taylor as the first artist under his then newly-formed Big Machine Records.
Fast forward to the present and Taylor is one of the most-popular and most-successful entertainers on the planet. She now owns over $150 million worth of real estate in United States alone.
Taylor Swift spent her early years with her parents Scott and Andrea and her brother Austin. They lived on a Christmas tree farm.
She attended a Montessori school for preschool and kindergarten and later moved to The Wyndcroft School for first grade.
Taylor picked interest in musical theatre at the age of nine. She also enrolled in vocal and acting lessons in New York City.
Being a big fan of Shania Twain, Swift first got into country music performing at local events and festivals as a tween and teen.
Eventually, she became convinced she needed to go to Nashville. That was when she and her mom went and submitted Taylor’s early demo of Dolly Parton and The Chicks covers. Record labels didn’t think she was original enough and Taylor left Nashville without a record deal.
At 12, she learned how to play the guitar and soon wrote “Lucky You.” When Swift was 14, her family moved to Nashville to give her a better chance of breaking into music.
Swift started working with music manager Dan Dymtrow in 2003. Dan immediately got Swift a modeling gig for the “Rising Stars” campaign by Abercrombie & Fitch and got one of her original songs included on a compilation CD from Maybelline. After performing her original songs at showcase for RCA Records, Swift was signed to an artist development deal.
Swift and Joe Jonas had a three month relationship in 2008.
In 2010 she dated Taylor Lautner for sometime, that same year she also briefly dated Jake Gyllenhaal.
Taylor dated DJ Calvin Harris in 2015, the same year she dated actor Tom Hiddleston.
In November 2012 she started dating Harry Styles. Over the 2012-2013 winter holidays, Taylor and Harry went to the British Virgin Islands together and were done soon after they returned.
According to rumours, they were both busy and never in one place for long.
She also dated John Mayer. The relationship didn’t last long but it was enough to write the song “Dear John” about him.
In 2017, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn dated. The relationship lasted till 2023.
In September 24, 2023 Taylor was rumored to be dating NFL player Travis Kelce. In fact, Taylor attended one of Travis’ games in a box sitting next to his mom cheering loudly.
One year after signing with Big Machine Records, Swift released her first single “Tim McGraw”.
The album preceded her first self-titled studio album release and shot her into the number five position on the U.S. Billboard 200 but obtained the number one spot on the U.S. Country Music chart.
The album produced two number one hit singles “Our Song” and “Should’ve Said No”.
To date, her first album has been certified platinum more than four times by the RIAA, while her second album, Fearless, peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard, U.S. Country, New Zealand, and Canadian music charts.
It has been certified platinum in four countries, six times in the USA alone, and also produced two number-one singles “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me”.
Swift’s many accolades include 23 American Music Awards, ten Grammy Awards, and 23 Billboard Music Awards. As of this writing, she has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and 150 million singles.
Between 2009 and 2018, Taylor embarked on five world tours that grossed a total of $943 million.
Swift has made several television and film appearances, both as herself on “Saturday Night Live” and “Dateline NBC”. She also featured in fictionalized roles on shows and in movies like “Valentine’s Day,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “Hannah Montana: The Movie.”
She has also appeared in many popular publications including Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and Rolling Stone.
In late 2020, Swift surprised her fans with two albums, “Folklore” and “Evermore” in December.
“Folklore” was the best-selling album of 2020 in the U.S. with 1.2 million copies and won Album of the Year at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. That year, Swift became the first woman to win the award three times.
Her 10th studio album, “Midnights,” released in October 2022 was described by many publications as a classic and her best work yet. The lead single, “Anti-Hero,” became Spotify’s most-streamed song in one day.
Swift became the first artist in history to monopolize the Hot 100’s entire top 10.
In March 2023, she embarked on “The Eras Tour,” which broke the record for most concert tickets ever sold in a single day.
Taylor Swift’s Net Worth
Taylor Swift has a net worth of $800 million. Despite what you may have read, Swift is not a billionaire yet. Taylor will be a billionaire by the time The Eras tour is over, in roughly mid-to-late 2024.
Between concert ticket sales, merchandise and movie theater ticket sales, Taylor will personally worth between $500 and $600 million from the Eras tour. If that happens, her net worth will then hit billionaire status.
Before she embarked on the tour, Taylor’s net worth was $600 million.