Taylor Swift’s Cat Olivia Benson Boasts Higher Net Worth than NFL Star Boyfriend Travis Kelce

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Taylor Swift has made a name for herself when it comes to capitalizing on her former relationships. Many of her songs are breakup anthems, and they’ve played in countless teenage girl’s bedrooms after some guy broke their heart. Because of this reputation, Swift has come under intense scrutiny any time she’s in a relationship, and her newest beau is no exception.

Swift and Kelce: The Timeline

Taylor Swift started dating Chiefs player Travis Kelce in 2023, going public with their relationship in September. She’s been seen attending dozens of his games in the months since then, when their busy schedules allow for it, and the internet has been taken by storm with their sweet romance.

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The sight of the pair supporting each other at concerts and NFL games alike has made many a Swiftie melt, and even Travis Kelce’s football fans have been swept up in their romance. The NFL, of course, has capitalized on their relationship and Swift’s popularity, and it appears that everything is going smoothly.

Looking Towards the Future

A recent interview confirms it, in fact. Swift confirmed in a recent interview that the pair had discussed the future, and where things might lead for hers and Kelce’s relationship. The melding of different careers and lives and habits is nothing to take lightly, making the news of their potential future that much more impactful.

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Merging money and financial accounts is necessarily a part of discussing a future with a partner, and while Travis Kelce is by no means a poor man, Taylor Swift is an infinitely wealthier celebrity. And, it turns out, so is her cat.

Swift has Not One, Not Two, But Three Cats

Swift is well known for being a cat person. Ever since she attained celebrity status with her country music in the late 2000’s and early 2010’s, Swift has made her love for felines apparent, and a clear part of her brand.

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She currently owns three cats, whose names are Olivia Benson, Benjamin Buttons, and Meredith Gray. Two of her three cats are named after famous, empowered female characters on television shows, which adds to her brand of being an empowered woman herself.

Swift’s Cats on the Socials

In the rising era of social media, Swift has made her cats an equal part of her lifestyle and her social media presence. She often posts about her feline friends on Instagram, and her cats have even made larger media appearances with her in the past.

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All three of Swift’s cats have made multiple appearances on her social media timeline, and even in some of her music videos. In 2020, the animals were also featured in her holiday card, wearing adorable winter gear with their mom.

Swift on Cats

Swift even claimed that her cats had such an outsized influence on her life that they’ve pushed her towards some career decisions over others. She claimed in an interview with TIME magazine that she took a role in the movie Cats because she loves her cats so much.

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When asked why her cats are such an important part in her life, and why she loves cats so much, she explained that she resonates with how dignified and independent cats are. Swift has tailored her brand around empowered womanhood, and it makes sense that the concept of independence – even in animals – would appeal to her.

Her Cats are Nearly as Famous as She Is

Swift’s affinity for her pets makes it no surprise that they’re just about as famous as she is. And, in the instance of her cat, Olivia Benson, making some money by simply existing, as well.

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Of her three cats, Olivia Benson is the animal of Swift’s that seems to have the greatest celebrity. She was adopted by Swift in 2014, and in the years since, she has made a name for herself on the celebrity scene.

Olivia Benson – the Cat – in Media

Benson’s appearance has been used on merchandise, including t-shirts, cups, and stickers, much like the famous merchandise of “Grumpy Cat” in the early 2010’s. Benson has also starred in several of her music videos, as well as Swift’s documentary Miss Americana.

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Given the various roles that Olivia Benson has paid over the years – not even including the independent appearances that the cat has made for brands such as Diet Coke and Keds – it’s unsurprising that when a list of wealthy animals was released by the website Cats, Miss Benson was number three on the list.

Near $100 Million

On the Cats list, Olivia Benson is listed with a net worth of a whopping $97 million. While this is nowhere near the net worth of her mom – Taylor Swift recently attained billionaire status, and has a net worth of $1.1 billion – it’s still a significant amount of money.

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And, as it turns out, it’s more than double the amount of money that Taylor Swift’s new beau is worth. Travis Kelce’s net worth sits at a mere $40 million, with an annual salary of $14 million from the NFL. That is nothing to sniff at, by any stretch of the imagination, but it still pales in comparison to Taylor Swift’s cat.

The Cats Are Well-Loved

The difference in their net worth doesn’t seem to be affecting the love story of Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, and Taylor Swift’s wealthy animals are also along for the ride. For fans, it’s fun to watch and speculate what the celebrities will do next, but at the end of the day, they’re just people.

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As far as Olivia Benson and Swift’s other cats, it’s clear that they’re well taken care of by their celebrity mom. Wealthy or not, all these animals are looking for is a home where they’re well loved and cared for, and it’s clear that they’ve found that home with one of America’s newest billionaires, Miss Swift.

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