Taylor Swift and 264 Others Join Forbes’ Billionaires List

Forbes’ list of billionaires reached a record 2,781 in 2024, including new entrants such as Taylor Swift and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Taylor Swift outside a theater at the premiere of her "Eras Tour" concert movie.
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Forbes has released its 2024 list of billionaires and the list has grown to a record 2,781, with fresh faces including musician Taylor Swift, NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson and fashion designer Christian Louboutin.

The 2024 list includes 265 new billionaires — 141 more than were added in 2023 and 26 more than the previous record set in 2021. And, while the list grew overall, 189 people fell off the list due to death, bankruptcy, scandal and stock crashes, Forbes said.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.