Katy Perry is one of the most popular singer, songwriter and actress the world has ever seen. With her consistent hard work and persistence in the field in the entertainment industry, Katy has become a music phenomenon across the world. Some of her hit and melodious pop tunes such as ‘I Kissed a Girl’, ‘Firework’ and ‘Dark Horse’ have broken several records.
Katy Perry’s New Worth
So, how did the star bag millions over the years of her career? How does she spend her fortune and where does she make her investments? We have got you all the details on Katy Perry’s net worth. As of 2019, the popular pop star has a massive worth of $330 million.
Her Early Life
Katy Perry was born on 25 October, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California. Her birth name was Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson and has two siblings, an elder sister Angela and younger brother David. Perry went to Paradise Valley School and Santa Barbara Christian School, before enrolling in Dos Pueblos High School. Having a passion for music, Katy joined the Music Academy of the West in her home town, where she studied Italian Opera too. During her childhood days, she was only allowed to listen to gospel music.
Katy Perry started singing at a young age of 9, but it was not before her big break in 2007 that she was noticed by big producers and music composers. Let us take a peep into her journey to stardom.
One of The Boys
Katy’s big break was in 2007 with her first music video ‘Ur So Gay’. IN the year 2008, she released ‘I Kissed a Girl’, her first single from the album “One of The Boys”. Soon after its release, the songs reached the top spots of the charts of Billboard’s Hot 100. It was overnight that Perry was a household name and favorite of most women. Even men, let’s not forget how catchy the song is!
Her album One of the Boys reached the ninth position on U.S. Billboard 200. Well, it didn’t just stop here! Katy Perry was in the news for her three songs from the album, ‘Thinking of You’, ‘I Kissed a Girl’ and ‘Hot n Cold’ finding places on the Hot 100 list. She earned the title of ‘Best Start on the U.S. Digital Chart by a Female Artists’. Over 2 million copies were recorded in the digital single sales by Guinness World Records.
California Gurls and Teenage Dream
In May 2010, Perry’s second single ‘California Gurls’ released, which featured the Snoop Dog! The song soon reached number #1 spot of Billboard Hot 100, within a month’s time to be precise. Later it became the lead single of her third studio album, Teenage Dream.
Katy went on releasing five more singles from Teenage Dream album in 2010 and 2011. It included ‘Teenage Dream’ in July 2010, Firework in October 2010, a remix version of ‘E.T’ (featuring Kanye West) in February 2011, ‘Last Friday Night’ in June 2011 and ‘The One That Got Away’ in October 2011. Teenage Dream, the song was placed on number #1 of the Billboard after 2 months of its release. Firework hit the first spot of Hot 100; E.T’s remixed version made its way to the top spot of Hot 100 chart for almost 5 weeks straight. Talking about The One That Got Away, it found place on the number #3 spot of the Hot 100.
Teenage Dream, as an album sold over 5.7 million copies worldwide and also became the ninth album to have four singles at #1 on Hot 100. With this album, Perry became the first female artist to have four No.1 singles from one album. She was the second, after the legend Michael Jackson!
Her second tour launched in February 2011, the California Dreams Tour earned over $59 million. In the year 2012, Katy came out with ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’, her autobiographical debut, that grossed almost $32.7 million.
In 2019, Katy Perry released her sixth studio album, Small Talk. She co-wrote the song with Charlie Puth, Johan Carlsson and Kasher Hindlin. This single dived deeper into a relationship that went wrong, same as ‘Never Really Over’. During that time, Perry was focusing on the awkward feeling of spending time with an Ex-lover, as she sings “We had conversations about forever now it’s about the weather” and “We went strangers to lovers to strangers in a lifetime”.
However, Small Talk didn’t end up reaching the top of the charts as did Katy Perry’s other songs. It was a disappointment for her fans who expected it to score high on the Hot 100 and Billboard charts.
In 2019, Perry also gave her voice to songs by other artists like for Snow and Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma”, which jumped higher on the Hit 100 and reached No.#22 after Perry got on board.
Katy Perry never looked back after her first ever hit and went on doing amazing work. On 1 February 2015, the pop star performed at the popular game show Super Bowl XLIX. It was only two days into the show when Guinness world Records declared her performance to have earned over 118.5 million viewers across America. She became the most watched celebrity and it was the highest rated show in the history of Super Bowl.
After a successful 2015 in the music industry, Katy Perry was seen in the blockbuster hit Zoolander 2 in the year 2016. The movie got her a good paycheck and she was now recognized as a talented actress. On 14 July 2016, she released another single ‘Rise’ and was also seen covering the anthem at the Summer Olympics. Her next single was ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ with Skip Marley, which reached to No.4 in the United States of America on 10 February.
In the last two years, Perry have released a couple of albums and have been on tours as well. She have had a rocking career, getting her both monetary success and fame.
Her Income Source and Earnings
Let’s now talk about how her income sources and earnings from different industries alongside music and acting.
Over the 18 years of her career, Katy Perry has grown into a millionaire with her regular hit singles and albums. As of 2019, Katy Perry’s net worth has reached a whopping number of $330 million, reported by Celebrity Net Worth. Surprisingly, her net worth back in 2016 was around $125 million.
Forbes placed her at No.41 on its Celebrity 100 2019 list for her $57 million income as per records, as of July, 2019.
According to sources, Katy made around $60 million from June 2018 to June 2019.
While her main source of income is music, she also bags millions from her endorsements, concert-tours and merch sales.
Earnings throughout the year:
- 2011- $44 million (Was on the #3 spot on the Forbes’ list of Top-Earning Women in Music)
- 2012- $45 million (Was at #5 on Forbes’ list of Top-Earning Women in Music)
- 2013- $39 million (Was at #7 on the Forbes’ list of Top-Earning Women in Music)
- 2014- $40 million (Was placed at number #5 on Forbes’ list of Top-Earning Women in Music)
- 2015- $135 million (Ranked #1 on Forbes’ list of Top-Earning Women In Music)
- 2016- $41 million (Was placed #6 on Forbes’ list of Highest-Paid Women in Music)
- 2017- $33 million (Was at #9 on Forbes’ list of Highest-Paid Women in Music)
- 2018- $83 million (Was placed at number on Forbes’ list of #4 Highest-Paid Women in Music)
Fact: Perry has worked is a few movies and did a voice-over for The Smurfs. Her first movie, the autobiographical documentary named Katy Perry: Part of Me grossed $32.7 million, The movie released on 5 July, 2012.
Earnings from albums and concert-tours
Check out this list of albums (including 5 studio albums) of Katy Perry and its sales:
|One of the Boys (June 17, 2008)||7 million copies||$9.1 million|
|Want with the American electronic music duo 3OH!3 (July 2008)||455,000 copies||$591,500|
|Shock Value II (December 2009- first week of sales)||37,834 copies||$49,180|
|Live album- MTV Unplugged (November 2009)||62,000 copies sold||$80,600|
|Teenage Dream (August 24, 2010)||6 million copies||$7.8 million|
|Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (March 2012)||1.71 million copies||$2.22 million|
|Prism (October 18, 2013)||4 million copies||$5.2 million|
|Paradise Valley (August 2013)||504,000 copies sold||$702,000|
|Witness (June 9, 2017)||900,000 copies||$1.17 million|
|Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (June 2017)||140,000 copies||$182,000|
Ticket Sales & Tours Revenue:
- Hello Katy Tour (From January 23, 2009 to November 28, 2009)- $1.51 million (tickets sold – 69,577)
- California Dreams Tour (From February 20 to 2011- January 22, 2012)- $59.5 million (tickets sold: 1,069,921)
- Prismatic World Tour (From May 7, 2014 to October 18, 2015)- $204.3 million (tickets sold: 1,984,503)
- Witness: The Tour (From September 19, 2017 to August 21, 2018)- $76.9 million (tickets sold – 843,917)
Her earnings as a judge of American Idol
In the year 2016, Perry signed a contract as one of the judges of American Idol, one of the most popular singing reality show. As per reports, Katy Perry got a salary of $25 million for one season of American Idol, alongside judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
Her Assets, Cars, House and other expenses
At present, Katy lives in her L.A house where she has a bunch of mansions over million dollars. Being a millionaire, Katy Perry lives a luxurious lifestyle and spends a lot on travel.
The singer sold her 7,500 square feet house boasting 4 bedrooms for around $9.4 million to the founder of Mr. Chow franchise, Mr. Michael Chow.
The property was first out in the market in the year 2017 for $9.45 million which slashed down to $8.95 million. But, finally chow raised the price close to the original listing and bought the house.
Her Beverly Crest house
Perry owns a house in Beverly Crest, which she bought back in April 2017 for $19 million. The mansion covers a sprawling area of 5,427 ft and boasts 5 bedrooms and bathrooms. Reports say that Lady Gaga rented the place before Perry moved in.
Her real estate investments are not just yet, she spent $7.5 million to buy a 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom house in Beverly Hills. It is area where other popular stars Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lawrence and Adele have residence.
In 2015, Katy Perry planned to spend $15 million to buy a convent in Los Feliz, which dragged her into a legal battle with the Catherine Rose Holzman and Rota Callanan, the Sisters who owned the property.
Later in 2018, the convent was back on the market after Holzman’s death.
According to the Richest, the legal settlements of Katy against the convent Sisters in 2017 cost her almost $10 million.
A few more of her real estate exchanges include:
- She sold her L.A house sprawling over an area of 4,706sq.ft having 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms at a price of $3.3 million in 2011
- She brought a Sunset Strip property from Daniel Laikin, the National Lampoon executive at a price of $6.5 million in 2012.
- Katy purchased two properties in Hollywood Hills including 2 houses on 3 adjoining lots at a price of $11.2 million in 2013
- The singer sold her Penthouse at North Moore Street in New York at a price of $2.75 million in the tear 2013.
Business lines, endorsements and Instagram earnings
As a famous American singer, Perry earns a huge amount of money from her several endorsements. She has got sponsorship deals with Ashish, Adidas, Prism Collection, Charlotte Olympia and several others.
In the year 2013, she became the brand ambassador of Cover Girl. She is the spokesperson for Proactive and was featured in H&M Holiday 2015 campaign.
Not just this, Perry also has her own shoe line collection named Katy Perry Collections and a perfume like called Killer Queen
Without a doubt, Katy Perry makes millions from her several endorsements and merch sales, not to forget her Instagram sponsorship with a following of 84.1 million.
According to the reports of Influencer Marketing Hub, Katy Perry’s Instagram earn almost $166,973 to $278, 289 for each sponsored post.
As of May 2019, Katy’s website has reached the value of $113,300.
Her charity works
Along with her expenditure in living a luxurious life, Katy Perry also believes in charity. The singer actively involves in charity works and is in association with several non-profit organizations like Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, American Foundation for AIDS Research, UNICEF, Stand Up to Cancer and LeBron James Family Foundation.
In March 2014, Perry joined hands with Pharrell Williams to raise funds for the 35th anniversary event of the Museum of Contemporary Art. They collected almost $2.4 million as funds.
In June 2014, Katy in cooperation with Staples Inc. donated around $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a body that supports teachers and funds for resources in classrooms of public schools.
Katy Perry Net Worth
As of now, Katy Perry’s net worth is $100 million and she has no plans to stop! The star had a roller coaster ride to success overcoming all the obstacles that came her way.