Name: Taylor Alison Swift
Stage name: Taylor Swift
Date of birth: Dec 13, 1989
Birthplace: West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Net worth: $600 Million
Taylor Swift‘s ongoing Eras Tour has been a massive success, reportedly raking in a total of $1 billion in sales so far. However, the pop superstar is not keeping all the wealth to herself; she has decided to share a significant portion of it with the hardworking crew members making the tour possible.
TMZ reported that Taylor Swift personally handed out bonuses of $100,000 to each of the tour’s 50 truck drivers before a recent show. But that’s not all – People magazine revealed that every single worker on the Eras Tour is receiving bonuses, amounting to an impressive total of $55 million.
The Eras Tour is set to become one of the most successful concert tours in history. In light of this accomplishment, Swift believes it’s essential to show her appreciation to all her fellow performers, technicians, drivers, roadies, and everyone else involved in running such a massive tour.
Although specific amounts for the bonuses haven’t been disclosed, sources say that the checks were generously sized. Each worker received a personalized handwritten letter from Taylor Swift, expressing her gratitude for their hard work and dedication.
Mike Scherkenbach, CEO of Shomotion, one of the trucking companies responsible for transporting the tour’s equipment, shared his experience with USA Today. He mentioned that Scott Swift, Taylor’s father, gave a speech expressing his appreciation for the workers’ service throughout the 24-week tour.
The drivers were genuinely moved by the gesture, with some initially mistaking the amount on the checks due to their overwhelming emotions. Such acts of kindness and generosity have undoubtedly made the Eras Tour an unforgettable experience for all involved.
Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour will continue to Mexico before heading overseas to close out the tour in August of next year. For music professionals contemplating whether to join her tour, these acts of appreciation and recognition might sway their decision in favor of working with the chart-topping sensation.