Katy Perry was born Kathryn Hudson on October 25th, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Perry grew up in a conservative household with two pastors for parents. She was not allowed to watch the television channels MTV or VH1, which would prominently feature her music in the future. Perry actually began her career as a gospel singer but would eventually breakout as the colorful and dramatic singer the world has come to know and love. She was briefly married to comedian Russell Brand in 2010; the couple divorced after 14 months of marriage. Perry is currently in the “on again” phase of an on again, off again romance with fellow singer John Mayer.
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2. Income & Salary
At the young age of seventeen, the future pop star moved to Los Angeles in hopes of building a music career. Three failed record deals left Perry penniless, reportedly selling her clothing to make rent. However, in 2007 things began to turn around for the pop princess; Perry signed with Capitol Records and released her first single, “Ur So Gay.” However, it wasn’t until her breakout hit “I Kissed a Girl” was released in 2008 that she knew big success. The song catapulted her debut album,åÊOne of the Boys,åÊto the top ten of theBillboard Hot 100. Since then, Perry has released the albumåÊTeenage DreamsåÊwhich has produced a slew of hits for the pop singer including “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” and “The One That Got Away.” Perry’s newest single “Roar” is already climbing the charts. The song is off the singer’s next album,åÊPrism, which is set to be released on October 22nd, 2013.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Ms. Perry no longer needs to sell her clothing to make rent. In 2012 alone, the burgeoning pop star earned $44 million from album sales, touring, endorsements and merchandise. Perry has famously endorsed skin care line Proactiv since 2010. She has also created three perfumes, including “Purr,” “Meow” and “Killer Queen.” Perry’s autobiographical movie,åÊPart of Me, was released in 2012 and went on to gross over $32 million domestically and internationally. There seems to be no stopping this powerhouse pop star, which is reflected in her estimated net worth of $75 million.
How much is Katy Perry’s Net Worth? $75 Million!
Video Transcript:American singer-songwriter and musician Katheryn Elizabeth “Katy” Hudson was born in Santa Barbara, California on October 25, 1984. Under the stage name “Katy Perry”, she has amassed amazing success during her career. She was married to Actor Russell Brand for two years (2010-2012). Perry currently lives mainly in Los Angeles. The one thing she hasn’t done yet is to experience motherhood.Perry’s career started in the secular genre. In the late 2000s, she made a decision to go mainstream pop and has never looked back. She has had two number one Billboard albums and an amazing nine No. 1 hit singles. On the awards circuit, Perry has earned nominations for every major award imaginable. She has claimed two American Music Awards, four Billboard Music awards and five MTV Video Awards. Interestingly enough, she is 0-11 in the Grammy category.At the age of 30, Perry has already amassed a net worth of approximately $110M. It is further estimated that she pulls in $30M-$50M a year in gross revenues from record sales, merchandise sales, concerts and endorsements. After her divorce from Brand, it was rumored that Perry was ordered to pay a settlement of $22M. With fashion lines in the works, her wealth figure to continue growing.Video Credit: AlphaLife.me on YouTube