Katy Perry has a net worth of $260 million. She is a singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. Katy Perry was born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Perry was born to Pentecostal parents and born again Christian parents, and has a brother and a sister. Perry was brought up in a Christian home, and listened to nothing but Christian music growing up. She has been married once, to Russell Brand, but it lasted only fourteen months. Before she broke as a big singer, she tried to make it as a religious act, releasing only one album, "Katy Hudson", that did not do very well. It did, however, get good reviews from the critics, but sold only 200 copies.
Katy Perry Net Worth - $260 Million
Birth Name - Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Date of birth - October 25, 1984
Zodiac Sign - Scorpio
Birth Place - Santa Barbara, California, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 8″
Profession - Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Voice Actor, Model, Music artist, Composer, Businessperson
She completed her GED in her freshman year of high school to try and make a career in music for herself. She quickly caught the attention of two rock artists from Nashville, who took her in and gave her a chance to work on her writing ability and learn how to write, sing, record, and play guitar.
The bulk of her net worth comes from being in the music business (sales of albums, ticket sales, and merchandise, etc.) and endorsements. Her first single, "I Kissed A Girl" got her a lot of attention and put her on the map, the song comes from her second album "One of the Boys" that had a more rock pop tinge than her first album of religious tunes. Her follow up, "Teenage Dream" had four chart toppers, making it the ninth album to accomplish this. She and Michael Jackson are the only two singers in the history of Billboard to have five singles from the same album reach number one.
She has also risen to the third best spot of digital single sales on RIAA's list with 82.5 million confirmed sales. Six of her songs ("California Gurls", "Roar", "Hot n Cold", "Dark Horse", "Firework", and "E.T") have each sold five million digital copies. She has sold a total of eleven million albums worldwide.
She has endorsement deals with Claire's accessories, Ubisoft, Proactive, Coty, Adidas, and Covergirl that add to her large net worth as well. She even has her own perfume line called Purr.
She was listed the number one musician on Forbes's list of the top earners for 2015 with earnings of $135 million. She beat out Taylor Swift by $55 million. Katy earned most of the money (an average of two million dollars per town) on her Prismatic world tour that saw her do over 120 shows (75 of those shows were overseas).
She was voted Next Big Thing by Blender in 2004. She has won five awards from American Music Awards (including best single for "Dark Horse"), Perry has won five Billboard Awards, she has been nominated for sixteen ASCAP Pop Music Awards and has won them all, and has won Woman of the Year from Billboard's Women in Music Awards. Katy Perry also hold four Guinness World Records. Despite being nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, she has yet to win one yet.