Taylor Swift is one of the biggest singers in the world, but what is her estimated net worth? It was Taylor Swift's second album Fearless that made her a pop sensation. The album's first single "Love Story" - which is a riff on Romeo & Juliet - became a hit, while "You Belong With Me" peaked at number 2. The video for the song later won an MTV Video Music Award, which was infamously interrupted by Kanye West, who declared Beyonce's video for "Single Ladies" the superior choice.
Her next two albums Speak Now and Red were no less successful, yielding smash hit singles like "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "Red," and "I Knew You Were Trouble." By this point, Taylor Swift was a bonafide phenomenon and had also started taking some acting roles too, including appearances in New Girl, The Lorax and 2014's The Giver. Her music videos were often elaborate affairs too and just like Lady Gaga, Swift used her videos to flesh out the themes of the song in creative ways.
In recent years, Taylor Swift's songs have leaned increasingly towards pop, while earlier elements displayed more of her country music roots. Between her record sales, bestselling tours, assorted merchandise, and endorsements, Swift's music career has paid off very handsome - to the tune of over $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Taylor Swift's fifth album 1989 became a license to print money upon release and unleashed an insane number of hit singles, including "Shake It Off," Wildest Dreams," "Blank Space" and "Bad Blood," which had an all-star music video loaded with name cameos, including Cara Delevingne, Jessica Alba and Zendaya (The Greatest Showman). She followed up with 2017's Reputation - spawning more hit tracks like "Look What You Made Me Do" and "End Game" - and 2019's Lover, her seventh studio album. Songs from that album include "Me!" and "You Need To Calm Down."
Taylor Swift's acting career has taken a back seat to her music, and outside of her own videos, she hasn't acted in a movie since her cameo in The Giver. That's set to change with the upcoming adaptation of Cats where she plays Bombalurina, and the movie co-stars Idris Elba (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Jennifer Hudson and Ian McKellen. Given the recent success of musicals, Cats will no doubt do solid business, though there was something of a backlash to the movie's first trailer thanks to the CGI used to turn the cast into walking, talking cats.