/ 04 April 2024

Swiftly rising up the rich list

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

We already kinda knew this, but now it’s official – Taylor Swift has joined the billionaires club. The superstar entered Forbes World’s Billionaires List for the first time with her $1.1 billion fortune (AUD$1.7 billion), alongside 140 others. And keeping with her habit of breaking new ground, it’s the first time a musician has made the list just off the back of their music… All up, Forbes reported a record 2,781 billionaires in 2024, with another newbie’s name being one regular Squizers are likely familiar with – Sam Altman, the creator of AI chatbot ChatGPT. Chase Peterson-Withorn, the magazine’s wealth editor, reckons it’s been “an amazing year for the world’s richest people”. And here’s a word most of us non-billionaires wouldn’t hear every day – he says “a record-breaking 14 centibillionaires (aka those with more than $100 billion) have 12-figure fortunes”. Dr Evil would be jealous

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