Who is not familiar with the “Queen of quirk,” famous singer, television judge of ‘American Idol’ and songwriter, Katy Perry? She remains an icon to the music world as well as a successful actress. She has been trying her fate in music right from her teenage with her birth name “Kate Hudson.” Katy Perry has released many debut albums and remains one of the best selling artists of all time. Now let’s have a close look on the net worth of Katy Perry in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Christened Katherine Elizabeth Hudson at birth, Katy Perry was born in California on October 25, 1984. Katy Perry has Portuguese, Irish, English and German ancestry. She has an older sister named Angela and a younger brother, David, who is a singer too. Katy Perry attended many religious schools and camps while growing up. As for her primary schooling, she was a student of Paradise Valley Christian School, Arizona and Santa Barbara Christian School of California. Katy Perry’s family was struggling financially in her early life, and they had to rely on the food bank to feed their children.
Her family encouraged Katy and her siblings to hear gospel music only, as secular music was prohibited in the family. Katy Perry had to sneak in the popular music of that time through one of her friends. She sang in churches at the age of 9. She got her first guitar on her 13th birthday. As told by her brother David, Katy Perry was a tomboy in her early adulthood.
Katy Perry got married to Russell Brand in 2010. Russell Brand divorced her in December 2011, after a short period of 14 months. After the end of her marriage, Katy Perry had been in a relationship with singer John Mayer since August 2012, which too was short lived.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Katy Perry’s first album came in 2001 by the name of ‘Katy Hudson.’ It was a gospel music record and did not gain much success. Katy Perry moved on to popular music and wrote songs with Basil Glen Ballard, an American songwriter.
She rose to significance in the year 2005, when the movie “The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants” came with Katy Perry’s song in it. In the year 2007, she signed a contract with the Capitol Records Company as she got introduced to Jason Flom in the same year. Her career got a big push after her song “I kissed a Girl” was launched in 2008 getting a top position on the ‘US Billboard Hot 100’ list.
She continued making various albums and in the consecutive years gained an enormous appreciation for the songs of her albums, like “One of the Boys,” “MTV Unplugged,” and the duet “If We Ever Meet Again.” Her singles, “California Gurls” & “Teenage Dream” topped the ‘U.S billboard Hot 100’. Katy Perry appeared as the guest judge on the famous live shows “American Idol” and “The X Factor UK.”
Her colossal hit “Firework” was released in 2010 which after gaining number one position at the “Billboard Hot 100” also gained the “9x Platinum Certification” by the United States.
Katy Perry’s autobiography “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” hit the theaters in 2012. She also acted in the 2013 movie “The Smurfs 2”. Both the films were huge successes commercially.
The list of her achievements includes five American Music Awards, six MTV Europe Music Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and six Billboard Music Awards. She also has three Guinness World Records to her name.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Katy Perry has a total estimated net worth of $350 million. Forbes has quoted her net annual income at $33 million much of which comes from her lucrative music career during the span of which she has recorded a sale of more than 40 million albums. She also earns through live and television shows, movie ventures and advertisement deals for brands, like Claire’s and H&M. Her car collection includes Maserati, Audi A5, Fisker, and BMW 3 series.
She owns 4 luxury houses: a mansion worth $6.5 million in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, a New York, USA house worth $2.7 million, a Los Angeles, California House worth $3.39 million and a Colonial House in West Hollywood.
Katy Perry has sold over 100 million records globally and is a leading figure in the world of music. She is an active philanthropist and supports organizations in aid of people suffering from diseases like AIDs and Cancer. She is also an LGBT community rights activist. Katy Perry is an example of humanity and kindness in a world of reckless, ignorant riches.