Being a pop star really pays off! Taylor Swift is one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. Last year, she made about $92 million through album sales and fans streaming her music online. And she’s getting richer every day. Thanks to her current Eras tour, Swift is expected to be a billionaire by the end of 2023.
Many people say that stars like Swift make too much money. They argue that people with more important jobs, like nurses or teachers, are paid far less. Even the president of the United States earns a lower salary than many celebrities. He makes $400,000 each year.
But others think stars earn their paychecks. They have tough work schedules. Some artists go on tour for months at a time, leaving behind their family and friends. And actors are sometimes on set for more than 15 hours a day.