Taylor Swift debuts on Forbes’ list of billionaires

Taylor Swift debuts on Forbes’ list of billionaires
Taylor Swift debuts on Forbes’ list of billionaires

American singer has a fortune of US$1.1 billion; She is the 1st musician to be included in the magazine’s survey

American singer Taylor Swift debuted on the magazine’s 2024 billionaires list Forbes, released this Tuesday (April 2, 2024). With a fortune of US$1.1 billion (R$5.5 billion), she is the 1st musical artist to enter the ranking.

According to the publication, the singer reached the figure after her world tour “The Eras”held throughout 2023. In December, the Guinness World Record reported that the event broke the industry’s revenue record and surpassed US$1 billion in box office receipts, becoming the most profitable tour in history.

Another 265 billionaires also debut on the 2024 list. Among them are:

  • Andrea Pignataroformer Salomon Brothers bond trader behind financial software company ION Group.
  • Todd Gravesfounder of the fast-food chain Raising Cane’s;
  • Maggie Gu, Molly Miao It is Ren Xiaoqingthe 3 co-founders of fast-fashion giant Shein;
  • Christian Louboutindesigner of luxury high heel shoes;
  • Antonio Graciasfriend of Elon Musk and investor in Tesla and SpaceX.

The survey shows a new record in the number of billionaires around the world. There were 2,781 billionaires counted, compared to 141 in 2023. The previous record was in 2021, with 2,755 super-rich.

The total wealth of this group also grew and reached US$ 14.2 trillion (R$ 71.7 trillion). The amount is US$1.1 trillion (R$5.55 trillion) greater than that of 2021, which had the previous record.

The concentration of wealth is also more pronounced in 2024. Only 0.5% of the 2,781 billionaires in the world own 14% of all billionaire wealth. Furthermore, 2/3 of the super-rich are richer than they were 1 year ago.

The article is in Portuguese

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