Is Lady Gaga richer than Taylor Swift?

Lady Gaga is an eminent American singer, songwriter, and actress. Gaga rose to fame quickly with her debut album, The Fame, which had some chart-topping singles like Just Dance and Poker Face. 

Later, an extended version was released called Fame Monster, which had raving singles such as Alejandro, Telephone, and Bad Romance. All five of the albums that came after this entered the Billboard 200 chart.

She then ventured into acting and showed off her prowess in American Horror Story: Hotel, A Star Is Born, and House of Gucci. The song Shallow from A Star Is Born made her the first woman to win an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Grammy Award in one year.

Lady Gaga (Image via. Warner Bros)
Needless to say, she is one of the biggest stars of her generation. She has sold an estimated 170 million records, making her one of the best-selling musicians and the only female singer to have four singles, each selling at least 10 million copies globally. She has a vegan premium cosmetic brand, Haus Labs, and will be appearing in Todd Phillips’ Joker: Folie à Deux. With so much success, Gaga has often made her fans curious about her net worth.

Lady Gaga’s net worth: how rich is she?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lady Gaga’s fortune stands at a staggering $320 million as of now. According to Forbes, Gaga’s main source of income stems from her album sales, song royalties, and ticket sales. She reportedly made $225 million from her Monster Ball tour alone.

Lady Gaga (Image via. Warner Bros)
However, according to The Financial Times, Gaga was in a $3 million debt after the tour and almost went bankrupt. She told the magazine later,


“I actually went bankrupt after the first extension of The Monster Ball, and it was funny because I didn’t know. And I remember I called everybody and said, ‘Why is every­one saying I have no money? This is ridiculous, I have five No. 1 singles.’ And they said, ‘Well, you’re $3 million in debt.’”

However, she has recovered tremendously and is clearly doing more than well for herself. Gaga has also worked with brands like Versace and Google Chrome, which has added to her wealth. She has also expanded her horizons beyond singing and launched a vegan makeup brand that sells exclusively on Amazon. It is called Haus Lab.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, after Kylie Cosmetics and Fenty Beauty, Haus Labs was the third-best-selling celebrity cosmetic line in 2020. It is a huge feat that makes her a beauty mogul. Although it is not known exactly how much her revenue from Haus Lab is, it is estimated to be about $141.7 million by WWD.

She makes tons of money from merchandise. Her perfume, Fame, has made over $1 billion worldwide, according to PopCrush. She also did iconic collaborations with Oreo, Dom Perignon, Tiffany & Co., Cotton On, and Tudor Watches.

Now coming to her acting, according to Fox Business, she was paid somewhere between $50,000 and $150,000 for each episode on her debut in American Horror Story: Hotel. According to Forbes, she made around $5 million to $10 million for her breakthrough role in A Star Is Born. However, Gaga’s salary for House of Gucci is not known but given her stardom, it must have been a hefty check.

According to Forbes, Lady Gaga holds a $23 million Malibu mansion to her name and she also purchased Frank Zappa’s former home for $5.25 million.

Is Lady Gaga richer than Taylor Swift?

While Lady Gaga’s net worth would put many industry veterans to shame, it falls short of Taylor Swift by a large margin. Taylor Swift is a billionaire now, with an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion, according to Forbes.

The outlet also estimated Swift’s earnings from the Eras Tour alone to be $620 million. It was reported that Swift earned 70% of her revenue in 2022 from the release of the re-recordings of her previous albums. She had a collaboration with Apple and Beats 1 Radio and endorsed several brands.

Taylor Swift (Image via. Big Machine Records)
She owns some substantial, luxurious items that add to her net worth. From real estate to private jets, Swift has dipped her toes in every pool.

Her real estate is worth $81 million, which includes eight mansions across four properties, making her a real estate mogul, according to Elle Decor. Her private jets alone are estimated to be worth $40 million each. So, she is far ahead of Lady Gaga and most celebrities of her time.

One can definitely be optimistic that Lady Gaga’s talent and business acumen will land her billionaire status soon, much like Taylor Swift.

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