Katy Perry’s 33rd birthday is Oct. 25 and the fun-loving singer will be spending part of her special day performing on her “Witness” tour in Chicago.
With one of the most popular singing voices on the planet, Perry certainly has a lot to be proud of. Get the details on Katy Perry’s net worth, including how she reached multimillionaire status.
Katy Perry Net Worth: $280 Million
Since rocking the charts with her 2008 hit “I Kissed a Girl,” Perry’s net worth has become one of the highest for female musical artists. Despite not touring, she still earned $33 million from June 2016 to June 2017, according to Forbes. She got a big boost from seven-figure endorsement deals with CoverGirl, Claire’s and H&M.
Next year’s earnings will likely be even higher thanks to the release of Perry’s album “Witness” in June and her plans to tour off and on through August 2018. She’ll also earn $25 million as a first-year judge on “American Idol.”
Only time will tell if Perry’s 2018 earnings can top those of 2015, when Forbes named her the world’s highest-paid woman in music with $135 million in earnings. She had her “Prismatic World Tour” to thank for the influx of cash, as it grossed more than $2 million per city over the 126 shows included in the calculation.
Today, Perry’s net worth sits at $280 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.
Katy Perry Tour Earnings
Katy Perry is currently on the road with a rotating roster of opening acts — including Noah Cyrus, Purity Ring and Carly Rae Jepsen — for her “Witness” tour, which runs through February 2018. After enjoying a few much-deserved months off, she’ll kick off the next leg of the tour in May, which will take her across Europe and Australia for the summer.
Don’t Miss: Where to Get Cheap Katy Perry Concert Tickets
The average ticket price for the current Katy Perry tour is $191, with listing prices in the secondary market ranging from $96 to $231, according to SeatGeek. While impressive, this doesn’t quite compare to the secondary market ticket price for her “Prismatic” tour, which was $252.60 as of June 2014, according to Forbes.
|“Hello Katy”||March 2009 to May 2009||Unknown|
|“California Dreams”||Feb. 2011 to Jan. 2012||Nearly $60 million|
|“Prismatic”||May 2014 to Oct. 2015||More than $200 million|
|“Witness”||Sept. 2017 to Aug. 2018||TBD|
Sources: Page Six, Forbes, KatyPerry.com, Seventeen, E! Online and MTV
Top Katy Perry Songs and Albums
Fun and edgy, Katy Perry songs have been captivating fans since her debut Billboard chart-topper “I Kissed a Girl” in 2008. Since then, she’s landed a total of nine No.1 hits and 14 in the top 10.
When her hit single “Roar” hit the 10 million sales mark in June 2017, she became the first artist in history to earn three Diamond Song Awards. That same month, her latest album “Witness” debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200.
|Song Title||Album||Number of Units Sold|
|“Dark Horse”||“Prism”||10 million|
|“Firework”||“Teenage Dream”||10 million|
|“E.T.”||“Teenage Dream”||8 million|
|“Hot N Cold”||“One of the Boys”||7 million|
|“Teenage Dream||“Teenage Dream”||7 million|
|“California Gurls” (featuring Snoop Dogg)||“Teenage Dream”||7 million|
Source: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Katy Perry Controversy and Her Famous Friends
Known as much for her outspoken personality as her powerful voice, Katy Perry’s tabloid headlines aren’t always music-related. The most high-profile Katy Perry controversy is her ongoing battle with Taylor Swift. In fact, Swift’s 2014 hit “Bad Blood” is widely thought to be about Perry.
Of course, Perry doesn’t have beef with all celebrities. She’s been close to Rihanna since 2009 and Miley Cyrus since 2007. The latter even inspired her song “I Kissed a Girl.”
Several celebrities have also been more than friends to Perry. She married actor Russell Brand in October 2010, but the couple separated in December 2011 and finalized their divorce in July 2012. Brand was entitled to roughly $20 million of her money in the divorce, according to TMZ, but reportedly declined it.
Perry dated singer John Mayer on and off from 2012 to 2013. After breaking up with actor Orlando Bloom in February 2017 — after a year of dating — they were spotted together in August 2017, prompting rumors of a reconciliation.
Katy Perry Super Bowl Performance
Perry took her show to another level when she performed at halftime during Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. Joined by Missy Elliot and Lenny Kravitz, Perry’s performance holds the record for the most-watched halftime show in history, drawing 120.7 million viewers.
Despite the star-studded lineup, an unlikely performer stole the show — the now-infamous Left Shark. In what was intended to be a beach scene brought to life with two sharks flanking Perry, the left one — long-time Perry team member Bryan Gaw — won the audience’s affection by seemingly improvising his own dance moves.