Katy Perry Net Worth, Money and More
Net worth: $75 million
Profession/Career: Singer, Song Writer, Business Woman, Actress, Philanthropist
Katy Perry, the name itself is enough to grab your attention. No need of any introduction to her self made stature. She is a rage in every nook and corner of the music world. She is the first female to achieve five number one Hot 100 songs from one album. This feat is enough to declare her the queen of this industry.
Born in October 26, 1984, this bluish grey eyed girl was destined to set the stage on fire. Katheryn Elizabeth Katy Hudson popularly known as Katy Perry is renowned for her songs that rules everyone’s hearts. Perry was brought up in a strict Christian home, listening only to Christian music. During her freshman year of high school, she decided to take music as her career and dropped out of school. At 15, her church singing attracted the attention of musicians from Nashville and was eventually signed to a Christian music label where she recorded her first album. Although it was not successful, it marked the entry of the singer who was about to conquer the industry in few years. In 2007, she got a breakthrough with ‘one of the boys’. From then there was no turning back and she went along with big hits like: I kissed a girl, Hot n Cold, Teenage Dream, Thinking of you and the latest one being The Prism. She also ventured into the film industry and shared her voice for Smurfs and Smurfs 2.
Katy Perry has a net worth of around $75 million. In 2012 alone, she earned nearly $44 million from album sales, merchandise, touring and endorsements. Perry was ranked at number fourteen on Billboard’s list of top money makers of 2011. As on November 2013, she had sold over 11 million albums and 81 million singles worldwide and her singles are amongst the best selling worldwide. In February 2011, Perry embarked on an extensive world tour in support to Teenage Dream titled ‘California Dreams Tour’. It earned over $59 million and was huge and a successful venture. Her autobiographical documentary movie Katy Perry: Part of Me was released in July 2012 and grossed $30 million worldwide.
Annual earnings according to Forbes:
2012: $45 million
2011: $44 million
She also has bagged many endorsements to her pockets. A whopping $4 million deal with Guthy Renker LLC to endorse their Proactiv acne products. She has also made fortune with endorsement deals with companies such as Good Hair Day (GHD), Pop chips, and Electronic Arts (The Sims video game). Katy launched her own fragrance line called “Purr”. The perfume became a instant hit and the following year she released “Meow”.Some of her richy rich possessions are her houses and her craze for cars.
Hollywood hills estate:
Katy and her partner Russell Brand bought the Hollywood hills home for a sum of $6.5 million. This Spanish style lavish home is spread over an area of 8,835 square feet and is embellished with stunning furniture and mind blowing view of the nature. However after her divorce, this plush house was sold off.
Katy bought this Penthouse for $2.7 million with her partner Russell. Located in New York, USA this house boasts of two luxurious bedrooms and well emblazed rooms and a eye-catching view from the terrace.
Pink Smart Car:
Reflecting her style statement in her vintage dress, this car compliments her in every way. Her name painted on one side of this car, it’s pretty much sure to let everyone knowing who’s in the driver seat. This two seated vehicle is trendy and fun to ride.
In 2009, this songbird bought this classy black Audi A5. This car compliments her glamorous and exquisite look. She was once spotted having food inside this comfy vehicle.
Records are just a number
When you are such a big star like Katy Perry, records are just like a number. In 2008, her song ‘I kissed a Girl’ went on to be on the No.1 Billboard Hot 100 and was eventually certified platinum. She was at the epitome of her success when Teenage Dream became the third album in history to produce six top five hit single. In January 2012, she became the first artist to have five songs sell over 5 million digital units. That year in September it was announced she would take home the ‘Woman of the Year’ award at Billboard’s Women in Music event.
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She married actor Russell Brand in Rajasthan, India in 2010 in a traditional Hindu ceremony. They were almost a perfect couple enjoying their life as cupid struck them hard. But to her dismay, Brand did not seem to be a perfect match for her. She had to accept the life’s harsh truth and move on after their divorce. Presently, her off-on relationship with John Mayer has been doing the rounds.
All for a novel cause
Katy is well known for her charity works and women empowerment support. She raised over $150,000 for donation during her California Dreams Tour. She donated profits from her single “Part of Me” to the charity MusiCares. This eminent star is a generous supporter of “Generosity Water”, an organization formed to eradicate water crisis in developing countries. She even supports “Red Cross” foundation which aims to provide relief to victims of disasters and plan for counter emergencies. She takes a keen interest towards donation and philanthropic activities.