Taylor Swift Oscars Gucci Dress
Taylor Swift stuns in sequins with this electric green Gucci dress. Courtesy of Amy Sussman/GettyImages

Taylor Swift is now officially a billionaire. She just earned a spot on Forbes' Richest World's Billionaires List 2024. Swift, who is estimated to have earned $1.82 billion in 2023 through music, touring and merch alone, joined other billionaire musicians, including Rihanna and Jay-Z.

The news of this hard-earned achievement comes out right as the pop superstar's 11th studio album approaches. Her next release, The Tortured Poets Department, will debut on April 19 with 16 songs and one bonus track.

One of the biggest celebrities in the world, Taylor has an undeniable influence on us Swifties, whether she's showcasing her relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, killing it on stage at The Eras Tour, giving back to those in need and looking amazing while she does it all. Below, we dive into all of the reasons why our crush continues.

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Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win. Courtesy of Ezra Shaw/GettyImages

She lives her relationship out loud. Swift and Kelce are unapologetic about their public image and never shy away from expressing adoration for each other. They recently spent some one-on-one time during a quick break in Swift's tour schedule, taking a romantic trip to the Bahamas where they were spotted dining out and holding hands.

Kelce recently told People, "I'm the happiest I've ever been." The duo announced they will attend Coachella later this month looking forward to watching Lana Del Rey perform. Afterward, Kelce plans to join Swift on the upcoming European leg of her tour.

She gives back. Swift was generous long before she reached billionaire status. During her 1989 "era," she gifted fans Polaroid cameras and Brandy Melville clothing, Oprah Winfrey-style during "Swiftmas."

In 2011, Swift donated $70,000 worth of books to the local library in her hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania. She's also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to hurricane and tornado relief, animal shelters, sexual assault survivors and countless women and children and fans in need.

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Taylor Swift shimmers in an embellished Atelier Versace bodysuit and matching Christian Louboutin boots during The Eras Tour. Courtesy of Suzanne Cordero/AFP/Getty Images

She's got style. Whether strutting the red carpet or walking around New York City, the leggy blonde always makes a statement.

In 2023, Swift stepped up her street style, favoring head-to-toe neutral looks comprised of chic trousers and jackets and mixing in trendier items like black corsets and leather skirts. Off-duty, Swift also loves a good miniskirt, often sporting pleated styles with heeled boots or loafers. Her relationship with Kelce has also inspired her to incorporate more sporty pieces into her wardrobe, such as baseball caps, oversize tees and Chiefs' fan gear, whether on the streets or in the stands.

For the red carpet, she loves a good embellished moment. Take the sleek green sequin Gucci gown that she wore to the 2024 Golden Globes in January. Or the countless sparkling Jenny Packham numbers that became her signature throughout the 2010s.

On stage the sequins are just a little bit sexier and more dramatic. She favors bedazzled bodysuits like the Atelier Versace one she stunned in during The Eras Tour, punctuated with shimmering Christian Louboutin knee-high boots. Bold looks like these further cement her power and influence.

Taylor Swift and Mom
Taylor Swift gives her mom a hug after accepting an award at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. Courtesy of Ethan Miller/GettyImages

She's family-oriented. Swift and Kelce spent Easter weekend with Kelce's brother and sister-in-law in Pennsylvania, where she met her beau's nieces for the first time.

Swift is also a devoted daughter and has called her mother her "guiding force." Her mom has accompanied her on nearly every tour and is often by her side at award shows. Swift wrote the song "Soon You'll Get Better" in honor of her mother who had a long battle with cancer. She penned her feelings in a personal essay for ELLE upon turning 30.

"It's taught me that there are real problems and then there's everything else," she said. "My mom's cancer is a real problem. I used to be so anxious about daily ups and downs. I give all of my worry, stress and prayers to real problems now."

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Taylor Swift, Ice Spice and Blake Lively cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs at the 2024 Super Bowl. Courtesy of Ezra Shaw/GettyImages

She's a girl's girl. Swift's inner circle is nothing short of star-studded. She counts Selena Gomez and Gigi Hadid as besties and her box at the Super Bowl featured a Hollywood-approved crowd of Blake Lively and Ice Spice.

Swift, who has a long roster of girlfriends, has been outspoken about feminism in many of her songs as well as in interviews. "To me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it's just basically another word for equality," she told Maxim in 2015.

She's a timeless beauty. Swift keeps her makeup simple yet chic, often staying in her comfort zone of minimal eye makeup and a bold lip. Her look embodies the line in her infamous song, "Style," "I got that red lip classic thing that you like."

Equal parts classy, feminine and seductive, the red lip along with winged eyeliner have been her go-to beauty look for years. To achieve the look, she favors beauty products from Pat McGrath Labs and even collaborated with the brand on The Taylor-Made Lip Duos Kit in 2022, complete with two matte lipsticks, a lip liner and a liquid lipstick.

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