Taylor Swift is a rich chick.
A very rich chick.
The 24-year-old US country-pop singer just placed first on Billboard's list of music's top earners, bringing in just north of S$50 million over the past year from her concerts, records and other sundry endeavours and beating the likes of Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, The Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi.
It's an absolutely astonishing amount of money to make for looking pretty and singing nice.
That said, I don't begrudge successful musicians their heaping mounds of cash.
Unlike the vast majority of wealthy people, musicians actually bring pleasure and joy to the world.
Unlike the vast majority of wealthy people, they're useful.
They don't exploit, oppress, cheat or con the masses; they just make us feel good.