Pennsylvania Taylor Swift is one of the few country music stars who have successfully crossed genres to create an equally successful career in pop music. She was born in 1989 to a father who is a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch and a mother who was a homemaker. At the age of 14, Swift moved with her parents to Nashville so that she could pursue a career in country music. She released a single entitled “Tim McGraw” which was well-received. However, her first true success came with the release of her self-entitled debut album in 2007. With singles like “Teardrops on My Guitar” and “Our Song” receiving significant airtime play, Swift was propelled to the top of the music charts and quickly became a certifiable country star, all by the age of 17.
Since the release of her first album, Swift has gone on to release four more albums. Each album has sold more than one million copies, making her one of the most financially successful country stars of recent time. Each album has also featured her evolving music style. While her earlier music featured softer lyrics and gentler singing styles, her later albums, especially her album Red, featured harsher lyrics, more upbeat music, and tones that reflected the driven, personal messages behind each song. In fact, critics of her music say that she crosses the line in some of her music by talking about her prior break-ups and romantic liaisons. However, her fans stand by her and appreciate that she brings such subjectivity to her music and her performances.
By reaching new heights of success in country music, and increasingly pop music, she has built a Taylor Swift net worth of $200 million. She is one of the richest young music stars of her generation, holding company with the likes of pop performers Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Lorde. She is also a mainstay on the music award circuit, often winning a majority of the awards given out during the ceremonies.
How Much Is Taylor Swift Worth Now?
Counting music icons Shania Twain and Stevie Nicks as inspirations to her, Swift has made a successful transformation from being solely a country star into a burgeoning pop performer. In fact, her latest album, 1989, features pop-like songs that notably have not received airtime play on country music stations, but rather pop and adult contemporary music stations across the world. Her management and PR team have confirmed that Swift is interested in easing out of the country genre in favor of becoming a serious pop music act.
In addition to performing songs that typically find favor with music fans, Swift also is known to write most of her own songs. She is an accomplished lyricist and can also skillfully play the guitar. She has won six AMA awards, four Grammy awards, and five Country Music Television awards. She has also performed with stars like Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, as well as Justin Bieber and John Mayer. In fact, more up and coming stars look to Swift to help them create music that will allow them to gain a foothold in the music industry.
However, some of her Taylor Swift net worth of $200 million is comprised by her acting endeavors and commercial endorsements. She has appeared in advertisements for Verizon Wireless and L.E.I Jeans. She has also endorsed brands like Walmart, American Greeting cards, and Jakks Pacific dolls. More recently, she has lent her name to companies like Papa John’s, Walgreens, and Keds shoes. She has also appeared in TV shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, SNL, and Valentine’s Day.