Taylor Swift debuts on Forbes’ billionaire rankings; see the famous and Brazilians on the list


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Taylor Swift joined other billionaires in the ranking of the richest people in the world. Forbes’ annual list of billionaires, released this Tuesday (2), has 256 newcomers and the pop blonde is among them.

The singer appeared in the North American magazine’s ranking, occupying position number 2545, with a fortune of 1.1 billion dollars. Taylor became a billionaire in October 2023. According to Forbes, the artist reached the position after earning revenue from her world tour ‘The Eras Tour’, in addition to the value of her music catalogue. She is the first singer to reach the ranking solely through revenue from her songs and performances.

First on the list is French Bernard Arnault and his family, owners of 75 fashion and cosmetics brands, including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. Right after him is Elon Musk, owner of Tesla and the social network X, with an estimated net worth of 195 billion dollars. In third and fourth place, respectively, were Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon, and Mark Zuckerbergfrom Meta.

Taylor Swift reached the position in the ranking after earning revenue from her world tour The Eras Tour. (Photo: Getty)

Among other celebrities on the list are the presenter Oprah Winfrey, with a fortune of 2.8 billion dollars, and rapper Jay-Z, with 2.5 billion dollars. In addition to them, Kim Kardashian, with a fortune of 1.7 billion dollars, and Rihanna, who remains in the ranking, mainly due to her cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, with a net worth of 1.4 billion dollars, also appear.

Brazil is the seventh country with the most billionaires on the list, with a total of 69. The first best placed Brazilian in the ranking is Eduardo Saverin, one of the creators of Facebook, in 60th place position, with assets of 28 billion dollars. And the youngest person in the world to become a billionaire in 2024 is also a Brazilian. At 19 years old, Livia Voigt is not only this year’s youngest newcomer, but also the youngest billionaire in the world. Livia and her older sister, Dora Voigt de Assis, each inherited a $1.1 billion fortune based on their stakes in Brazilian turbine manufacturer Weg, which was co-founded by their grandfather, Werner Ricardo Voigt, who passed away in 2016.

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