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)