Taylor Swift’s 3-day triumph: Outearning Stephen Curry’s annual salary

1. 11. 2023 | Natalie Bezděková

In the realm of the NBA, which ranks among the world’s most prominent sports leagues, it’s not uncommon to find basketball superstars listed among the highest-paid athletes. Enter Stephen Curry, a legend in the league’s history, set to earn a staggering $51,900,000 during the 2023-2024 season, securing the top spot in terms of salary among all NBA players.

On the other hand, we have Taylor Swift, a dominating force in the music industry. With rumors swirling about her romantic involvement with NFL star Travis Kelce, the 33-year-old multiple-time Grammy winner has catapulted into the celebrity stratosphere in the sports world. Indeed, Steph’s $51,900,000 is an astronomical figure. However, Swift has managed to outshine the Golden State Warriors’ leader’s earnings for the entire season in just three days.

Taylor Swift’s “The Era Tour” concert film has reportedly raked in an estimated $95-97 million solely from North American theaters. Based on her agreement with AMC, the singer-songwriter is entitled to 57% of the ticket revenue. Over the weekend, her 57% share translated to a mind-boggling $55 million. To put this in perspective, the NBA has been around for over 75 years, and even after more than three-quarters of a century, the league can only afford to pay one player (Stephen Curry) more than $50,000,000. It’s rather perplexing how one of the world’s biggest sports leagues can’t compete with an artist’s three-day concert film ticket sales.

Notably, Stephen Curry stands as the sole player to cross the $50,000,000 threshold. Following the two-time MVP’s $51.9 million salary on the list of highest-paid players are Nikolaj Jokic, Joel Embiid, and LeBron James, sharing the second spot at $47.6 million, Bradley Beal at fifth place with $46.7 million, and Kevin Durant at sixth place with $46.4 million.

Swift’s Influence in the sporting World

Taylor Swift has made a significant impact in the sporting world, yes, you read that right. The music artist has taken social media by storm due to her rumored romantic involvement with NFL star Travis Kelce.

Since Swift’s presence in stadiums, Kelce has experienced a massive surge in jersey sales and Instagram followers. The NFL has also tried to capitalize on Swift’s presence. However, the Kansas City Chiefs star believes that the league is overdoing the promotions.

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Author of this article

Natalie Bezděková

I am a student of Master's degree in Political Science. I am interested in marketing, especially copywriting and social media. I also focus on political and social events at home and abroad and technological innovations. My free time is filled with sports, reading and a passion for travel.


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