You’ll probably be shocked to read this, but it turns out that Katy Perry is actually the highest paid celebrity in the world!
We all know Katy Perry makes millions. We knew she would become a star after her breakout hit I Kissed A Girl circled on every radio and TV globally back in the not so distant 2008. Ever since then the 30 year old Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, which is the star’s real name, has been cashing in on millions from record sales, advertising campaigns, tours, and numerous other projects.
So, how rich is Katy Perry exactly? The 30 year old pop singer topped Forbes’ list of the highest paid celebrities in the world with a total of $135 million, which she managed to earn over the course of the last 12 months! She was placed on number 3 after boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. In other words, the Dark Horse hit maker is still the highest paid non-boxer celebrity! Perry’s $135 million came from her Prismatic world tour, which consisted of a total of 126 shows all over the world. Meaning, she basically made more than $2 million per a single city! The star’s managers claim that more than half of her income actually comes from foreign markets based outside of the US. Either way, her net worth seems to be rapidly increasing.
Forbes placed the guys from One Direction on number four on their list of highest paid celebs for 2015. The boy band made $130 million in the past year. Another musician, who seems to hold the hearts of millions of teens from all over the world – Taylor Swift, actually couldn’t make it to the top 5. Swift scored number eight on Forbes’ list with a total of $80 million.