Katy Perry Named Highest-Paid Female Music Artist
Katy Perry has more money than you.
The pop superstar grossed an estimated $83 million (all figures U.S.) in the year that ended June 1, putting her at the top of the annual Forbes list of the highest-paid women in music.
According to Forbes, Perry made at least $20 million to be a judge on American Idol and earned $1 million per night on her Witness tour.
Not far behind Perry is Taylor Swift, who raked in an estimated $80 million. Forbes said she would have beaten Perry if not for the fact that most of her reputation tour dates came after June 1.
Rounding out the Top 3 is Beyoncé, with an estimated $60 million haul.
Canada’s Céline Dion ranked No. 9 on the list with $31 million, just below Russian singer Helene Fischer.
Here’s the full list:
1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)