Taylor Swift Makes Fortune's 40 Under 40 List

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Taylor Swift performs for The 1989 World Tour Live at Bell Centre on July 7, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. 

Taylor Swift has been named No. 6 on Fortune's 40 Under 40 list, a ranking of "the most influential young people in business."

Swift's No. 6 slot -- the highest ranking for an entertainer -- was given to her not only because she's the highest-earning musician of the year, but specifically because of how the 25-year-old used her powerful voice this year to take on Spotify's free model (by pulling her music), as well as her open letter that convinced Apple Music to pay artists during a free trail period for consumers.

In Fortune's words, that makes "Swift the poster child for all artists hoping to reclaim their rights -- and their revenue -- in a digital world. Now that’s major influence she can’t shake off."

Solid 1989 reference, Fortune