NET WORTH

Katy Perry Net Worth: $135 million

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Biography

American singer and songwriter Katheryn Elizabeth “Katy” Hudson was born in Santa Barbara, California on October 25, 1984. She was the second child of Mary Christine Perry and Mauric Keith Hudson. Perry was brought up in a Christian home and her first singing performance was in the church. Her first album was “Katy Hudson,” a self-titled gospel album released in 2001. At 17, she decided to move to Los Angeles, which brought her to mainstream pop music. Under the stage name “Katy Perry,” she has amassed outstanding triumph. She was married to actor Russell Brand for two years, from 2010 to 2012. Katy Perry ranked third in Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebrities of 2015, with an estimated net worth of $135 million.

 

How did Katy Perry make her money?

Katy released her first Internet single “Ur So Gay” in 2007, but did not become famous until her second controversial single “I Kissed a Girl” smashed the international charts in 2008. The certified pop superstar had both of her singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold” receive multi-platinum certifications. In 2010, Perry’s second album, Teenage Dream, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. On the award circuit, Perry has received nominations for every major award imaginable. She has earned claims to American Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and five MTV Video Awards. In  2015, the 30-year-old was named Forbes’ third highest-paid celebrity of 2015, with an enormous pre-tax income of $135 million over the past 12 months. She pulls in an estimated 30 to 40 million dollars a year in gross revenues for record sales, merchandise sales, concerts, and endorsements. With her business in fashion lines in progress, her wealth is expected to continue growing.



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