Taylor Swift Declared Second Richest Self-Made Woman In Music, But Nowhere Near Top Spot

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Taylor Swift was named the second richest self-made woman in music on Thursday, but she’s nowhere near overtaking the person in first place.

The 33-year-old pop singer has an estimated net worth of $740 million, according to a report from Forbes published June 1. This sum helped her beat out runners-up in the music category, including Madonna ($580 million net worth) and Beyoncé ($540 million net worth).

Swift is also the 34th richest woman on the list overall. Diane Hendricks of ABC Supply, the largest wholesale distributor of roofing materials in the U.S., currently occupies the top spot with a net worth of $15 billion.

Swift is currently performing across the United States on her Eras Tour, which helped inflate her massive net worth. Tickets sold out quickly during presale and crashed the Ticketmaster website. Per CBS News, “Eras” could become the highest-grossing concert tour of all time and could increase Swift’s income by about $500 million.

But crossing the billion-dollar threshold won’t even be enough for Swift to secure the top spot. That title belongs to Rihanna, who currently has an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion.

Rihanna’s wealth comes from a combination of pop music and her extremely successful Fenty Beauty cosmetics company. The 35-year-old singer is the 20th richest self-made woman overall, according to Forbes. 


Rihanna, who is expecting her second baby with rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky and recently showed off a $600,000 toe ring, is a popular recording artist by any measure. But Swift’s fans have a reputation for going the extra mile to show their devotion.

For example, concertgoers have been bragging on TikTok about wearing adult diapers to Swift’s shows so they don’t risk missing any of her songs while waiting in line for the restroom, as The Daily Wire previously reported. Others claim they’ve experienced “amnesia” after the concert because they were so thrilled to finally see the singer perform.

“I went to the Arlington show a few weeks back and I honestly cannot remember most of the concert,” one fan posted on Reddit.  “I know I was there, but it feels like it was a dream,” another said.

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