Taylor Swift is a singer with a net worth of approximately $200 million. Born in 1989, she knew her entire life that she wanted to be a singer, and she worked very hard to make her dreams come true. Taylor Swift was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but she’s always had a passion for country music. Her family moved to Tennessee when she was only 14 so she could pursue her career, and it seems that their decision was a good one. She is currently one of the most powerful, most famous women in the music industry and she isn’t even 26 yet.
Taylor Swift’s upbringing was a good one. Her father is a VP at Merrill Lynch, and is a third generation bank president. Her mother was a mutual fund marketing exec before she became a stay-at-home mom to her kids, and she is now one of her daughter’s best friends. She began performing in musical theater when she was only 9, spending her summer at her family’s beach house on the Jersey Shore. Her parents would take her to Broadway regularly where she attended singing and acting lessons, which have helped her in her career. She was only 11 when she won a talent show that allowed her to open for Charlie Daniels, which was a huge accomplishment for the young singer.
Taylor Swift realized at 13 that everyone wanted to be a singer, and she needed to figure out a way to be different. That is when she began writing her own music and learning to play the guitar. She was a natural, and it did not take her long after that to become famous. She worried that her songwriting would be taken and given to other musicians, and she wanted to record it on her own. So she left RCA, who she signed with a development deal at the age of 14 to pursue her career elsewhere after her parents moved her to Tennessee. It was 2006 when she released “Taylor Swift,” her debut album, and it was the hit song “Our Song,” captured the attention of the world. She was an instant hit, described as a prodigy, and the world was impressed by her skills.
Taylor Swift’s first hit song made her the youngest singer and songwriter in the world to ever write and sing a number one single in the country music industry. It’s been only 9 years since her record dropped for the first time, and she is now one of the most successful women in the music business. She just finished the US portion of her 1989 tour, and it was there she welcomed every single famous and amazing person in Hollywood – so it seems – up on stage to perform with her during her stint. She is also very big into charitable work, she writes most of her songs after her own life, and she is one of the wealthiest women in the business. She made over $80 million alone last year, and she is only getting started with her career.