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Taylor Swift is now a billionaire – as Forbes 2024 list of the world’s richest people reveals

Taylor Swift has made the list of the world’s billionaires, according to Forbes, as her Eras tour spanning 152 shows and five continents generated more than $1 billion (£800 million) in revenue.

The 34-year-old superstar, who stole the show this year Grammy Awards by winning album of the year for the fourth time, he is now said to have amassed a fortune of $1.1 billion (£874 million).

According to Forbesthe estimated figure is based on the value of FastIt is music, income from his world tour and his real estate portfolio.

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THE WE The country-turned-pop singer is the only musician to have earned this much money from her songs and performances alone, Forbes adds.

Swift, whose relationship with NFL player Travis Kelce, 34, brought her – and American football – even more publicity, is one of 265 people to join the list of 2,781 billionaires in the during the past year.

Forbes list of global billionaires 2024: the top 10

1. Bernard Arnault and his family: The 75-year-old is the richest person on the planet, with a net worth of $233 billion. From France, he oversees an empire of 75 fashion and cosmetics brands, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora, under the LVMH umbrella.

2. Elon Musk: The 52-year-old boss of Tesla and SpaceX loses first place and is worth $195 billion.

3. Jeff Bezos: Close behind is the 60-year-old founder of Amazon, who is worth $194 billion.

4. Mark Zuckerberg: Another familiar name in the top 10 is the founder of Facebook – now Meta – with a net worth of $177 billion at the age of 39.

5. Larry Ellison: The founder of software giant Oracle, used by businesses to store and retrieve information, is worth £141 billion.

6. Warren Buffett: The 93-year-old investor and chief executive of multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway is worth $133 billion.

7. Bill Gates: A co-founder of Microsoft, Gates, 68, has a net worth of $128 billion.

8. Steve Ballmer: A former chief executive of Microsoft under Gates, Ballmer is worth $121 billion.

9. Mukesh Ambani: His company, Reliance Industries, is the largest private sector company in India, with interests in retail, financial services, oil and gas, petrochemicals, telecommunications and financial services, earning him $116 billion.

10. Larry Page: Worth $114 billion, the 51-year-old remains a majority shareholder in Google’s parent company Alphabet, where he stepped down as chief executive in 2019.

The list has never been longer than this year’s, Forbes reports, with the total wealth of those on it standing at a staggering $14.2bn (£11.3bn) .

The new richest person on the list is ION tycoon Andrea Pignataro, 53, from Italy, who is now worth $27.5 billion (£21.8 billion).

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Sofia Högberg Schörling and her sister Märta Schörling Andreen, daughters of Swedish investment tycoon Melker Schörling, are the richest women to join the list with an estimated worth of $5.6 billion (£4.45 billion). ) each.

Livia Voigt, 19, is the world’s youngest billionaire and the youngest newcomer after inheriting $1.1 billion (£874 million) from her stakes in Brazilian turbine maker WEG, co-founded by his grandfather.

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French fashion designer Christian Louboutin, whose iconic red heels were also worn by Swift on her Eras tour, also made the Forbes list with an estimated fortune of $1.2 billion (£954 million).

Swift will be released his 11th studio album, Department of Tortured Poets, April 19. It will include collaborations with British group Florence + The Machine and American rapper and singer Post Malone.

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