Films and business have added to Katy Perry’s net worth

By: Ben Adams  |   | 

Katy Perry has earned a huge fame as one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. Besides, she has also entertained the viewers with her frequent appearances on television shows and films.

A former judge on American Idol, Katy Perry has appeared as a guest judge on The X Factor UK in June 2010. In September of that year, it was announced that she would appear on the Sesame Street’s 41st season premiere. Sesame Workshop canceled the airing four days before as the segment’s promotional video on YouTube garnered negative reviews on Katy’s revealing cleavage. However, it was released online. Saturday Night Live, How I Met Your Mother, Raising Hope, etc. are other television shows she has appeared in.

Katy made her debut in film in July 2011 via The Smurfs. In the film, she voiced the character named Smurfette which was reprised in 2013 released The Smurfs 2 as well. Apart from this, she has appeared in various documentaries, including an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me, and a documentary of her ex-husband titled Brand: A Second Coming. She recently appeared as herself in the movie Zoolander 2.

Katy began her business venture in November 2010 by releasing her fragrance Purr through Nordstrom. A year later, she released another fragrance named Meow! through the same chain of department stores. Her third fragrance Killer Queen was released in August 2013 and her latest fragrance Mad Potion was released in July 2015. Both these fragrances were released through Coty, Inc.

In July 2012, she became Popchips’ spokesperson and ambassador, following which she even became an investor of the company. 

Involvement in business, along with record-breaking music career has made Katy one of the highest earning music artists. Since entering Forbes’ Top-Earning Women in Music in 2011, Katy finally topped the list in 2015 with earning $135 million. That year, Forbes also declared her the world’s highest-paid musician and placed her at #3 on the list of 100 highest earning female celebrities.

In 2016, she reached #6 on Forbes’ list of Highest-Paid Women in Music with $41 million earned. The magazine reported her net worth to be around $125 million.


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