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Taylor Swift joins Elon Musk on world's richest billionaires on new Forbes list

Taylor Swift has a net worth of $1.1 billion credit:Bang Showbiz
Taylor Swift has a net worth of $1.1 billion credit:Bang Showbiz

Taylor Swift has made it onto Forbes' World Billionaires list.

The 34-year-old pop superstar became the first person in history to reach a net worth of $1bn solely through their music or performances and now she has joined the likes of SpaceX founder Elon Musk on the annual ranking for the very first time as her 'Eras' tour continues to break box office records around the world.

Forbes said: "Celebrities are getting richer, too. Taylor Swift ($1.1 billion) joins the 2024 ranks—the first musician to do it based solely on songwriting and performing—after the record-breaking first leg of her 'Eras' tour. TV producer Dick Wolf ($1.2 billion), the mastermind behind shows such as 'Law and Order' and 'Chicago', is also new to the billionaires list, as is Magic Johnson, the NBA hall-of-famer who really made his stash after retirement, through savvy business deals and stakes in several sports teams, one of the best paths to getting rich(er).

"They join nearly a dozen other famous A-list billionaires, including George Lucas ($5.5 billion), Michael Jordan ($3.2 billion) and Kim Kardashian ($1.7 billion)."

The 'Anti-Hero' songstress currently has a net worth of $1.1bnm and has joined Sam Altman on the list, who made $1bn through his AI chatbot ChatGPT.

Topping the overall list was LVMH French luxury goods titan Bernard Arnault and his family, who have a net worth of $233bn whilst Amazon founder Jeff Bezos came in second place with a fortune worth $197.9bn.

Just below Elon was Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg, who bagged fourth place on the list with a net worth of $172.1 bn.

In describing what has been a record-breaking year for the list, Forbes said: "It’s been a banner year for the mega-wealthy. Forbes found an unprecedented 2,781 billionaires around the globe for this year’s World’s Billionaires list—141 more than in 2023 and 26 more than the previous record, set in 2021. The super-rich are also richer than ever, with their combined wealth hitting $14.2 trillion—$2 trillion more than just a year ago and $1.1 trillion above the previous record, also set in 2021."