More than a decade as a pop artist has contributed to Katy Perry’s net worth in 2023, and she may be making more money now despite the decline in record sales.
In September of 2023, Perry made $225 million from selling the rights to her entire collection. She can purchase a lot of Harleys in Hawaii with that type of money, however, just how much she will get to retain is unclear given that she isn’t the sole songwriter on most of her compositions.
Katy Perry Net Worth
Katy Perry is a famous performer, songwriter, and judge in the United States. Katy Perry has a $330 million fortune. For well over a decade, Katy Perry has been one of the most-paid performers in the world.
Katy Perry made $30–$50 million year from 2009 to 2014 thanks to record sales, merchandise, tours, and sponsorships. It is estimated that she made $135 million between June 2014 and June 2015 (before taxes, agents, lawyers, and lifestyle expenses). She made $60 million from June 2018 to June 2019. From June 2019 to June 2020, she made $40 million, $25 million of which came from hosting American Idol.
What is Katy Perry’s Average Concert Revenue?
The sums Perry used to make from a normal show, which would have been in the hundreds of thousands of dollars thanks to merchandise sales and ticket grosses, have decreased in recent years. While her Las Vegas residency Play did well (more on that below), her Witness world tour had far fewer sold-out dates than her previous California Dreams, Prismatic, and Hello Katy tours.
However, she has reportedly demanded as much as $1.9 million for a private performance.
Katy Perry’s Rise to Pop Superstardom
After appearing as a guest judge on “American Idol,” Katy Perry released the lead single off her upcoming third studio album, “Teenage Dream,” on May 7, 2010, under the name “California Gurls.” In June of that year, it topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Although it received mixed reviews from critics upon its initial release on August 24, 2010, the album “Teenage Dream” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Perry became the first female artist to have five singles from the same album debut at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (with “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)). She followed Michael Jackson as the only other musician in history to achieve this feat.
With 37.6 million units sold as of January 5, 2012, Perry is the sixth best-selling digital artist in the United States. The California Dream Tour, Perry’s second headlining trek, ran from February 2011 to January 2012 and earned a worldwide total of $59.5 million. Paramount Pictures release of her autobiographical documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me” on July 5, 2012, earned $32.7 million around the world.
Released on October 18, 2013, “Prism” is her fourth studio album, and it has already sold over 4 million copies as of August 2015. Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, which ran from May 2014 to October 2015 in support of the album, sold nearly 2 million tickets and grossed $204.3 million globally. On February 1, 2015, she headlined the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX, which drew in more viewers (114 million) than the actual game itself.
Perry announced the launch of her independent record label, Metamorphosis Music/Unsub Records, on June 17, 2014, a division of Capitol Records. Released on June 9, 2017, her fifth studio album “Witness” was supported by a tour titled Witness: The Tour, which ran from September 2017 to August 2018. The year 2020 saw the release of Perry’s sixth studio album, titled simply “Smile.”
In July 2019, a jury decided that Perry’s song “Dark Horse” had stolen artist Flame’s song “Joyful Noise” from 2008. The judgment ordered Perry to pay Flame $550,000.
Katy Perry’s Million-Dollar Real Estate Portfolio
Katy, Texas, paid $14.5 million to the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese in 2014 to buy an 8.5-acre property that included a home built in the 1920s. The three nuns who were living there at the time were to receive $10 million in cash and $4.5 million in the form of another property as part of the arrangement.
A few months later, however, the nuns who had been living in the mansion for decades made a separate deal to sell it to a businesswoman named Dana Hollister for a somewhat greater price than what would have been paid to their order. This sparked a legal dispute that lasted for several years.
A nun passed away during the trial. Dana was eventually fined $6.5 million for disrupting the deal. Katy’s desire to purchase the hilltop convent is uncertain as of the year 2023 when her option to purchase the home lapsed.
In 2017, she dropped $19 million on a Beverly Hills house. In March of 2022, she put the house up for sale for $19.5 million; it sold in the fall of that year for $18 million.
Another Beverly Hills mansion for $7.5 million was purchased by her in 2018. Katy lived there with her family until 2020 when she chose to sell it for $8 million.
Katy sold two adjacent homes in the Runyon Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles for a total of $12.3 million in 2019, just as the nun court case was coming to a close.
Katy and Orlando bought a mansion in Montecito, California, for $14.2 million in October of 2020. The property is on about 9 acres.
A three-bedroom Los Angeles penthouse with wood accents and a home theater cost Perry $11 million in 2023.
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