Warning: proceed with caution… and tissues.
While you and your best girlfriends split $10 bottles of wine and can’t afford takeaway pizzas unless they’re heavily discounted on a ‘Cheap Tuesday’ deal and a shop-a-docket, Taylor Swift’s girl squad does things
a little A LOT differently.
For example, as they spend their days holidaying on luxury yachts, the closest you get to exploring exotic waters is within the confines of your bathtub/wine glass.
Let’s visualise it, shall we?
Taylor Swift et al:
So, the people at Forbes, thought it’d be a really nice surprise to reveal exactly how vast that gap between Taylor’s squad and yours is. Because, you know, if you’re not already crying into a box of Barbecue Shapes about your depressing bank balance, then this will surely do the trick.
Are you ready? Brace yourself in the foetal position, and trust that we can all get through this together…
Taylor’s gang, which includes household names like Lena Dunham, Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez, is said to have earned a collective income of US $104.5 million from June 2014 to June 2015.
One hundred and four point five million dollars.
That’s $145.3 million in Australian coin.
Meanwhile, I can only afford to half fill-up my petrol tank at a time.
Do you know what $104.5 million buys you? 10,450,000 more bottles of wine to drown your sorrows in, that’s what.
To really rub that salt in, Forbes has worked out that the Girl Squad has a combined Instagram following of 116 million people. That’s more than five times the population of Australia. Or, you know, 3440 times the size of Liechtenstein.
Yep! So whilst you jump for joy every time you see your selfie reached the coveted ’11 likes’ milestone, Taylor’s squad has an Insta army that could challenge some of the world’s most powerful countries.
Damn you, Taylor and your squad of incredibly successful and glittery friends. Damn. you.
P.S. Can I borrow $10? I need to refill my petrol tank… I will pay you back I SWEAR.
Were you surprised to hear how much Taylor’s girl squad earned in the last financial year?