Taylor Swift makes as much money in a day as most people would make in a year in their wildest dreams. The Express reported that Swift’s entertainment empire has already made $318 million this year, and is on track to bring in at least $365 million in 2015 as a whole. That works out, of course, to a whopping $1 million a day, or nearly $42,000 an hour. Taylor Swift’s gigantic windfall comes from a host of sources. Her most recent album, “1989,” has sold over 5 million copies, and the connected tour has already brought in $173 million — not including merchandise.
There are also lucrative endorsement deals with brands like Diet Coke and Target, plus, according to The Express, “massive investments in three fast-growing companies that mainly handle music management and touring.” Forbes, however, cautions that Swift herself won’t see all this money: the tour ticket receipts are shared with many other parties, notably the venues themselves.
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The magazine put her as the 8th highest-earning celebrity of 2015, with a total annual haul of “just” $80 million, well behind top earner Floyd Mayweather Jr.‘s $300 million — but that was for the period between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015, before the 1989 tour really got going. They estimate that Swift will end up earning somewhere between $100 million and $200 million in the year as a whole. That would mean that Swift would have to work for two whole days to make a million dollars. Poor girl.