Taylor Swift Is Hollywood’s Most-Powerful Star Under 30 — And Here’s Why

Kira Coplin | February 22, 2013 - 4:30 pm

HPI #2 - Justin Bieber
The Biebs rocks the Hollywood Power Index at No. 2.
Taylor Swift at 2012 VMAs
Taylor Swift works the red carpet at the 2012 MTV VMAs in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift lands at the coveted number one spot on Celebuzz’s Hollywood Power Index.

Why, exactly? Let us count the ways.

The star, who scored her first No. 1 single on Billboard‘s Hot 100 with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” is the top-earning star under 30. According to Forbes magazine, Swift raked in a cool $57 million from May 2011 to May 2012 alone.

With endorsement deals galore — Target, Diet Coke, Keds, CoverGirl, Elizabeth Arden and more — the country pop singer-songwriter is a corporate mega-brand.

One of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Swift’s long list of accolades includes six Grammy Awards, 10 AMAs, seven CMAs, six ACMs and 13 BMI Awards.

Selling over 20 million albums and 41.8 million digital tracks worldwide,  Swift is on top of the entertainment industry is a major way.

So, what do our experts have to say about the golden girl? Launch the video above to find out.

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