Katy Perry is an actress, a songwriter and one of the best pop singers the world has ever seen. Today apart from just being considered a
sex symbol Katy Perry has become a worldwide music phenomenon due to her ever-bubbly personality and melodious, catchy pop tunes such as “Dark Horse”, “I Kissed A Girl”, “Firework”.
With all this international fame or something more than just success in music, she has even conquered twitter since she is the most followed person. So how did a thirty-year-old woman amass such a fortune as reflected on her net worth becoming one of the richest and highest paid women in the music industry? Here is the autobiography of Katy Perry. Let’s find out more about how much is Katy Perry’s net worth in 2018.
Katy Perry Early Life
Born in 1984 she is the daughter of pastor Maurice Keith Hudson and pastor, Mary Christine. Her baptism name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, and she hails from California. She has two other siblings David and Angela.
Katheryn went to two elementary schools that Santa Barbara Christian School and Paradise Valley School before joining Dos Pueblos High School. Due to her passion for music, she also joined Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara where she also studied Italian opera.
During her childhood years, she wasn’t allowed to listen to anything else apart from gospel music. Today Katy Perry isn’t married, but she was once married to Russell Brand the comedian and the marriage failed in 2012 after 2 years, but it didn’t materialise into any child.
Katy Perry Career
Katy Perry career might have kicked off unknowingly when she was just a little girl at the age of 9. She loved singing, and that made her get enough confidence to perform songs she had written. She went ahead to join Red Hill Records at the age of 15, and her first debut gospel record album was Katy Hudson.
Her breakthrough into music came in 2007 when she was signed by Capitol Records, and she wrote “Hot n Cold”, “I kissed a Girl” which were songs in her second debut album One of the Boys. The album and some of the songs in it reached on top of Billboard 200, and Billboard 100.some of the songs also brought a lot of controversy with religious and LGBT groups.
Between 2010 and 2012 Katy Perry released her third studio album titled Teenage Dreams just after serving as a guest judge in the American Idol and The X Factor UK. The album debuted to no 1 on Billboard 200, and some of the songs in the album made it to position one on Billboard Hot 100. Some of these songs are “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T”, and “last Friday Night’. These five songs made her become the first female to have five songs debut to position one on Billboard Hot 100 from one album. The tour in support for teenage Dream album dubbed California Dreams Tour grossed $59.5 million.
Apart from the three albums Katy has released two more albums studio albums namely Prism (2013) and Witness in 2017. Other than music Katy Perry is an actress and some of the films she has been featured on are The Smurfs (2011), Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012), The Smurfs 2 (2013), Brand: A Second Coming (2015) and Zoolander 2 (2016) among others.
Awards & Achievements
Katy Perry is one of the most awarded female artists in the world today. As of today, she has won 90 awards and has been nominated over 304 times. Some of these awards are Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award, 16 ASCAP Pop Music Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 4 Guinness World Records, 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 14 People’s Choice Awards among many others.
Net Worth of Katy Perry
Katy Perry net worth is estimated to be $280 million. She has been named on several occasions the highest paid entertainer in the world, best-selling digital artist and even one of the best-selling musician in the world. With such titles, you can be able to quantify where Katy Perry net worth figures are coming from. Apart from music sales, she earns from films, being a judge, tours and even endorsement’s deals considering she is the most followed person on Twitter.
Katy Perry might be controversial but one thing we got to admit those crazy music videos really boost her net worth. Katy Perry, on the other hand, is a humanitarian and a philanthropist who supports the wellbeing of children in various parts of the globe. With the kind of momentum, she is showing most likely her net worth will improve in the coming years.