Taylor Swift Reaches Her Billionaire' Era,' Joining Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos on the List of World's Wealthiest People

By Trisha Andrada

Mar 28, 2024 09:08 AM EDT

Taylor Swift, who arrived in her billionaire "era," now joins tech billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos on the list of the world's wealthiest people.

Taylor Swift Makes Debut on Global Billionaire Rankings

On the top of the yearly list of billionaires from China-based media and research firm Hurun, Elon Musk reclaimed the title of the world's wealthiest person, bolstered by the rise in Tesla stock and the jump in the value of SpaceX.

According to the 13th Hurun Global Rich Report, Musk has a $231 billion fortune. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos followed with a $185 billion fortune, while LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault was in third place with $175 billion.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg ranked fourth, with a wealth of $158 billion, as the company's shares more than doubled. This year marked the Tesla CEO's third time at the top of the list in four years, while Taylor Swift made her debut on the list.

Taylor was ranked 2,750 out of 3,279 billionaires on the list. The 34-year-old singer-songwriter's wealth was estimated at $1.2 billion, buoyed by her Eras Tour and the royalties she received from re-recording her albums.

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Taylor Swift attends the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
(Photo : Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

The Youngest Billionaire on the List of the World's Wealthiest People

The youngest self-made billionaire on the list is Miami-based entrepreneur Ryan Breslow. The 30-year-old chairman of fintech platform Bolt has a $1.3 billion fortune. 

While the average age of billionaires on the list is 66, Hurun said 93 billionaires are 40 or younger. Hurun noted that the number of billionaires increased by 5%, and their total fortune was up 9%.

Barron's reported that the billionaires hail from 2,435 firms and 73 countries. The list shows that despite losing 155 billionaires, China still had the most number of billionaires in the world, with 814. 

The United States only has 109 billionaires. This year's list is based on wealth calculations up to January 15, 2024.

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