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Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. In 2022, Katy Perry's net worth is estimated to be $350 million dollars.

March 29, 2022

Words by Matthew Taylor

Katy Perry Net Worth

$350 million

Est. Range $271M - $429M

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Katy Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. She is known for her influence on the pop sound and style of the 2010s. After pursuing a career in gospel music, Perry released her commercially unsuccessful debut album under Red Hill Records. She moved to Los Angeles at 17 to venture into secular music, adopting the stage name "Katy Perry" from her mother's maiden name. With producers Glen Ballard and Greg Wells, she recorded an unreleased album titled Fingerprints while signed to Java Records and then Columbia Records before being dropped.

After signing a recording contract with Capitol Records in 2007, Perry rose to fame with her second album and major label debut, One of the Boys. The disco-influenced pop album Teenage Dream spawned five U.S. number one singles, making Perry the first artist to have multiple videos reach one billion views on YouTube. Perry's fourth album Prism has themes of self-empowerment and relationships. She later embarked on her first concert residency titled Play in Resorts World Las Vegas.

Perry is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 143 million records worldwide. Outside of music, she released an autobiographical documentary titled Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012, and voiced Smurfette in The Smurfs film series. Perry began serving as a judge on American Idol in 2018.

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Richest Musicians

From rock stars to jazz musicians, musicians are performers at heart. However, for most, music isn’t a very lucrative career at all. In the United States, the average musician earns only $35,300 annually from their music career, counting income from a variety of sources. For most, performing and teaching make up the majority of the amount and most need side gigs (or day jobs) to make ends meet.

However, for the lucky few, music is more than a vocation – and it does more than just pay the bills. It propels them to stardom and with the associated royalties and endorsement opportunities, they’ll have more money than they’ll ever need. Not only can they dress up in leather pants or skin-tight dresses and perform around the world, but they can keep earning money on every track they sell.

Yes, record labels can be tough and the changes in the music industry and the pandemic have hit musicians in the pocket. However, there are still many musicians with more money than they know what to do with. And, of course, fame gives them the opportunity to earn more through photo appearances and product endorsements, while licensing tracks for commercials and movies provide ongoing opportunities. And, due to royalty laws, musicians can keep earning money on their songs long after they’ve died.

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