Katy Perry Net Worth


Katy Perry Net Worth
Net Worth: $330 Million
Salary: $25 Million Per Year
Real Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Date of Birth: 25th October 1984
Age: 37 years old
Gender: Female
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Television Personality
Nationality: American
Updated: 11th June 2022
Katy Perry Net Worth:
$330 Million

Katy Perry's Salary

$25 Million Per Year

As of May 2022, Katy Perry’s net worth is a staggering $330 million. The Hall of Famer has been named on several occasions as the highest-paid entertainer in the world, the best-selling digital artist, and even one of the best-selling musicians worldwide. With such titles, you can be sure of where Katy Perry’s net worth comes from. Besides album sales, her net worth also comes from films, being a judge, world tours, and even endorsement deals, considering she has the highest following on Twitter.

Who Is Katy Perry?

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, otherwise popularly known as “Katy Perry”, was born in Santa Barbara, California, on October 25, 1984. Her parents, Maurice and Mary, were senior Pentecostal pastors. Katy Perry was brought up in a strict Christian home. Since her parents worked setting up churches, Perry would move around the country from ages 3 to 11 before settling back in Santa Barbara. While growing up, Katy Perry was only allowed to listen to Christian gospel music and discovered pop music by sneaking CDs from her friends.

Katy Perry began training aged nine since her sister was studying vocal lessons at that time, and Perry wanted so much to become like her and sang in her parent’s church.

Katy Perry completed her General Education Development (GED) requirements at age 15 and left school to pursue a career in music. She caught the eyes of rock star artists such as Steven Thomas and Jeniffer Knapp and later moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with them.

After signing with Red Hill Records, her debut album, a gospel “Katy Hudson,” was released in 2001. The album was not successful, only selling around 200 copies, despite positive reviews from critics. Aged only 17, Katy Perry relocated to Los Angeles, where she transitioned from gospel music to secular pop. She stayed there until she signed with the label Java in 2004, which was connected with the Island Def Jam music group.  Katy Perry later signed with Columbia Records, where she worked on her album until the label dropped her in 2006.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

Perry later signed with Capitol records in 2007, where she worked with the producer Dr. Luke on material for her second album titled “One of the Boys.” To promote the album, her song “Ur So Gay” was released on a digital EP in November 2007, but Perry’s limelight and fame did not really start until she released her single “I Kissed a Girl” in April 2008. From January to November 2009, Katy Perry went on the Hello Katy Tour, her first headlining world tour.

Following a stint on the TV competition show “American Idol” as a guest judge, Katy Perry released” California Gurls,” the first single from her upcoming third studio album “Teenage Dream, “on May 7, 2010. It was ranked number one on the Billboard 100 in June of the same year.

Perry released her album Teenage Dream on August 24, 2010, and ranked number 200 on Billboard. She released a total of five singles from their album, such as “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, and “Last Friday Night”, which all topped number 100 on the Billboard 100, making Katy Perry the first-ever female artist to accomplish five number-one Billboard Hot 100 songs from one single album. She was the only recording artist at the time to do so, after the legendary  Michael Jackson.

Key Facts About Katy Perry

  1. Katy Perry’s net worth is $330 million. She is among the world’s world’s highest-paid celebrities for over a decade. At times, she has earned more than $50 million from her different business endeavors.
  2. Besides her music career, Katy Perry has appeared on TV shows such as “Saturday Night Live,” “The Simpsons, “Raising Hope”, and  “How I Met Your Mother”. Katy Perry’s film debut came in 2011 when she starred in the family film” The Smurfs” as Smurfette in the year 2013.
  3. In 2018, Katy Perry’s first salary was $15 million when she signed on to be a judge on ABC’s American Idol revival. Her salary later bumped to $25 million in 2019.
  4. Katy Perry has made several business ventures, such as multiple fragrances: Purr(2010) and Meow(2011), Killer Queen(2013), and Mad Potion (2015). She has also invested in Popchips, became the brand’s spokesperson in 2012, and launched her mobile app game named’ ‘Katy Perry Pop” in December 2015 through Glu Mobile.
  5. After her first divorce, Katy Perry began dating actor Orlando Bloom in early 2016 and engaged him in February 2019.

What’s To Come For Katy Perry?

Katy Perry might be controversial, but one thing we all should admit is that those crazy music videos are continuing to boost her net worth.  Additionally, Katy Perry is also a philanthropist and a humanitarian who stands by the well-being of children in different parts of the globe. With this momentum, her net worth will likely increase in the coming years.

How is Katy Perry So Rich?

Besides doing music, Katy Perry’s net worth also comes from world tours, business deals, films, and being a music judge. In 2019, she bought a mansion worth $19 million in Beverly Hills, California.