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Taylor Swift becomes first dollar billionare just from music

# American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift became the first artist to achieve dollar billionaire status solely based on music. Respected US business magazine Forbes estimates her fortune at a staggering 1.1-billion-dollar, or 20.8-billion-rand. Other artists, such as Rihanna and Jay-Z, made their fortunes in part via entertainment holdings and fashion brands. Thirty-four-year-old Swift staged the first billion-dollar tour, her ongoing Eras Tour, and she also owns a huge real estate portfolio. Her next album, The Tortured Poets Department, is set to be released later this month.