‘I Kissed a Girl’, ‘California Girls’, ‘Last Friday Night’, ‘Part of Me’ and what many more. These are a few songs that have given Katy Perry a popular image among people. This American singer, producer, songwriter, and musician enjoys a net worth of about $330 million. Katy Perry between the years 2009 to 2014 kept earning about $30 to $50 million due to the selling of the music albums, tours, merchandizes, and endorsements. During the years 2014 and 2015, between June, she earned about $135 million excluding the agents, lifestyle, taxes, and expenses.
During the year 2018 and 2019, Katy Perry net worth was around $60 million. According to Forbes, she ranks in the position of thirty-four as one of the highest-paid celebrities. She earned a massive portion of her income from Witness Tour during the year 2018, and it was estimated at around $1 million. As per Pollstar, she earned about $28 million during the year 2017. Her income was so high that in the year 2018, Rolling Stone included her in the list of the highest-paid female musician. During this period, her net worth was around $83 million, which was quite high.
Due to this reason, Katy Perry net worth is compared to that of Taylor Swift. But Taylor’s income was not close enough to that of this famous American singer. Her famous fifth album ‘Witness’ came in as the new and popular in the charts. About millions of album copies were sold, and her tour was quite promising, which helped in bringing a huge amount of money. The tour that she made was the reason behind the popularity and not just the music album.
Katy Perry net worth
Currently, her income is in good condition, and due to this reason, her net worth might also increase in the future. But, as of now for the year 2020, she earns about $330 million. After her single debut ‘I Kissed a Girl’, she became one of the most popular singers, which eventually topped the famous U.S. Billboard list of Hot 100.
Katy Perry known as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born and brought up in Santa Barbara situated in California. She was born on the 25th of October in the year 1984. She also had a younger brother David and sister Angela, who is older than her. Katy Perry initially was into gospel music and she wanted to move further with it for turning it into a career option. Elizabeth Hudson released her first gospel album in the year 2001, which was self titles. But, unfortunately, the album became unsuccessful. In the year 2007, she introduced her first single ‘Ur So Gay’, which was not that popular as well.
Finally, she rose to fame when she came up with ‘I Kissed a Girl’, which hit the International charts list in the year 2008. Followed by this, she also came up with another breakthrough album ‘One of the Boys’ later during the year 2008. Considering both the singles, ‘Hot n Cold’ and ‘I Kissed a Girl’, Katy Perry net worth rose since both of these songs received platinum certifications. Her second album Teenage Dream was introduced in the year 2010, which was released in Canada and the United States. Fortunately, the song topped the list of Billboard 200, which then became quite a popular song among the teenagers.
After that album rose to popularity, she then gradually came up with various singles and albums, which later on got nominations for Grammys. She did not win a Grammy, but she was successful in winning many of the popular awards. Katheryn Elizabeth won Billboard Music Awards five times, MTV VMAs five times, American Music Award five times, and a lot of other prestigious awards.
What made her unique
This famous American singer is popular for her unique fashion style as she focuses on wearing clothes containing bold colours, and has a vintage touch to it. She was married to the famous Russell Brand, a famous British comedian. But their marriage lasted only for fourteen months. Since 2015, Katy Perry has continuously kept on working. Due to her dedication and hard work, she was hit not just the billboard list but also International and other lists as well.
The pathway to her career began when she introduced her gospel music album in the year 2001. Since the album was not successful, so she changed her genre and shifted to popular music which brought her name and fame. The famous American singer-songwriter by the age of 17, made a tour to Los Angeles for recording song with few music labels. She also sang in one of the famous movie ‘The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants’ during the year 2005. Apart from that she also acted in ‘Learn to Fly’, which is a music video.
She received a breakthrough in her career during the year 2007, as she got the chance to work with the ‘Capitol Records Company’. Her popular single ‘I Kissed a Girl’, which was launched in the year 2008 became extremely popular among listeners, and it topped char list in many of the countries. During the same year, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson signed for the ‘Warped Tour’, and by the next year she also became a part of the ‘Hello Katy Tour’.
After one year, Katy Perry named her music live album as ‘MTV Unplugged’ that included her five singles from her popular album ‘One of the Boys’. Apart from that she also worked with Timbaland in another popular song ‘If We Ever Meet Again’. ‘California Girls’ is another most popular work of her which increased Katy Perry net worth. She also worked in an autobiographical documentary whose name was ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’. The documentary was a great success in 2012.
How she grew further
By the year 2013, she also acted as a voice actress in one of the popular animated film ‘The Smurfs 2’. She also became a part of the ‘Prismatic tour’, top chart singles, and she also made some endorsements with popular beauty companies such as Coty and Cover Girl. Undoubtedly this celebrity net worth crossed her rival Taylor Swift. Every tour done by Katy became profitable. She has collected about $2 million from every city for about 123 shows. Her album ‘Prism’ was introduced in the year 2013 that collected about $4 million across the globe.
Apart from her music albums and world tours, she also works as a judge in one of the most popular television reality show, American Idol. Katy Perry net worth also includes her working in collaboration with this famous reality show. Among the various other popular judges, Katy Perry is the chief among them. In 2018, when the show was to be aired on ABC and not Fox, the producers wanted Katy to judge it.
Awards and accolades
The famous American singer has won many prestigious awards that have brought her immense name and fame. Some of her popular awards are the reason behind rising Katy Perry net worth. A few of the awards that she has won are ‘Singer of the year’ in the year 2014 for the song ‘Dark Horse’, ‘Favourite Album’ for the album ‘Prism’. Apart from that, she has also won ‘Artist of the Year’ in the same year. In the year 2015, she also received Billboard Music awards in the category of ‘Top Touring Artist’, ‘Top Artist’, and ‘Top Female Artist’.
She also has won Billboard Music Awards in some of the popular categories like ‘Top Digital Songs Artist’, ‘Top Female Artist’ during the year 2014. She has also won CMT Music Awards, Girl’s Choice Awards, Brit Awards, International Dance Music Awards, etc. Like this, she kept on achieving many prestigious awards year after year, which has given her enough name and fame in the singing industry. All of these have made her extremely popular which increased Katy Perry net worth.
The renowned pop star is also a part of UNICEF and many other prestigious charity organizations where she makes a huge amount of donations for the kids. Apart from her singing and songwriting she also indulges in many of the charitable activities, which have made her quite popular as well. During the year 2013, she was appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She gave importance to bring a huge amount of attention of the people to support the vulnerable population of the country.
This has helped in increasing Katy Perry net worth, and she did her level best to include both her talents as well as the power of her fame to help UNICEF for quite some time from now. While working with UNICEF, she traveled across many countries and cities like Vietnam as well as Madagascar so that she can raise awareness through the different programs of UNICEF. Apart from that, she did lend her popular song ‘Roar’ to UNICEF just to celebrate the International Day for Girl Child. During the year 2015, she even successfully recorded weather reports with the help of the directors of the UN Climate Change Conference.
Through the conference, her main intention was to focus on the bad impacts of climate change, especially on the children. Apart from that she even utilized her social media as the platform for showing her support to all the significant efforts done by UNICEF. Due to her enormous efforts, she brought a lot of awareness to bring developments for the vulnerable populations across the globe, Katy Perry received the UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.
Katy Perry experienced a troublesome journey, especially in her relationship and her personal life. Throughout the years, she dated a lot of popular faces in the industry. Initially, she was dating Travis McCoy, the popular singer of ‘Gym Class Heroes’. She even starred with him in one of the popular single’s videos ‘Cupid’s Chokehold’. Both of them dated in the year 2007, and then in 2009 which then came to an end.
In the later part of 2009, Katy started dating the famous comedian Russell Brand. Later on, they got married and that is how her life and singing career took a turn. She gained enough popularity which led to an increase in the Katy Perry net worth. But, after fourteen months of their marriage, Russell filed for a divorce with her during the year 2011.
Later on, she even dated the famous singer John Mayer, and their relationship was a little bit of on and off kind of. Their relation kept continuing initially in the year 2012, and then it continued even during the year 2014. But, after their relation didn’t come to an end till the collaborations both of them made for the song ‘Who do you Love’.
A lot of rumors went around that Katy Perry started dating the popular DJ Diplo. Even though the relationship did not last for long, but both of them did not commit to the relationship. Their relationship was not official, and both of them did not give any confirmation to their relationship as well.
Getting together again
Finally, Katy Perry committed to the famous actor Orlando Bloom. Their chemistry rekindled again from the year 2018 after the relationship came to an end during the year 2016. Katy’s commitment towards this relationship was pretty clear. The couple was seen together at events and took holidays together.
The popular singer and songwriter have an impressive image on the various social media platforms as well. She has even crossed the margin of followers when compared with Justin Bieber. She is also the most followed person on Twitter as of November 2013. During the year 2015, Katy Perry made a Guinness World Record for having a huge number of followers. She was the first person who gained about 100 million followers on Twitter during the year 2017.
To sum up, Katy Perry’s journey includes several highs and lows. Even though her personal life was not that great, yet she struggled to make a great position in the industry, which is quite impressive. Her songs have made quite an impression on the mind and heart of people for sure.