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Katy Perry Is an Ultimate Multitasker; That's How She Achieved Her $330 Million Net Worth

Her highest-selling album to date is "Teenage Dream," released in 2010, which sold over 6 million copies globally.
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Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Leon Neal

Katy Perry is one of the most successful singers in the world today. Her debut single, "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008 catapulted her to stardom. Since then, she has been a force to reckon with in the music industry, releasing six studio albums and going on four successful world tours. Her music sales have been a significant contributor to her impressive $330 million net worth as of August 2023, per Celebrity Net Worth.

Over the years, Katy Perry's albums have enjoyed massive success and sold millions worldwide. Her highest-selling album to date is "Teenage Dream," released in 2010, which sold over 6 million copies globally and raked in $50 million in sales in its release year, per Fox Business. The album featured chart-topping hits like "California Gurls," "Teenage Dream," and "Firework," which not only topped the Billboard charts but also became anthems of a generation.

Her follow-up album, "Prism," released in 2013, was another commercial success, selling over 4 million copies worldwide. The album featured the mega-hit "Roar," which became an empowering anthem for many, and "Dark Horse," which further solidified her position as a pop superstar.

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Image Source: Getty Images | Pascal Le Segretain

In terms of singles, Katy Perry has had numerous chart-toppers with songs like "Firework," "Roar," and "Dark Horse," each selling over 10 million copies worldwide.

Katy Perry's appearance as a judge on "American Idol" marked a turning point in her career. Since joining the show in 2018, she has reportedly earned over $150 million from the show alone. As the top earner of the show, she commands an impressive salary of $25 million per season. The exposure and popularity from "American Idol" further boosted her music sales, leading to increased concert ticket sales and merchandise purchases. The combination of her earnings from the show and increased music revenue solidified her position as one of the highest-earning artists in the entertainment industry.

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In 2021, Perry began her "Play" residency at Resorts World Las Vegas. The residency, known for its elaborate stage setups and captivating performances, has been a massive success. In the first four months alone, it is reported to have earned her over $168 million. This further added to her already impressive net worth and showcased her enduring appeal as a live performer.

Apart from her music ventures, Perry has explored acting and brand endorsements. She appeared in "The Smurfs" movies, adding a new dimension to her career as an entertainer. Moreover, her documentary projects like "Katy Perry: Making of the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show" and "Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer" showcased her talents beyond music.

Perry has also been associated with numerous high-profile endorsement deals. Her collaborations with brands like CoverGirl, H&M, and Adidas have been immensely successful, further bolstering her income. As a fashion icon, she has also ventured into her own line of perfumes, which have enjoyed widespread popularity.

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Katy Perry has made smart investments in real estate over the years. She owns multiple properties, including a luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills, which she purchased for $19 million. Additionally, she bought and sold a penthouse in New York City for approximately $2.75 million. She has also signed a contract for a $11 million "junior penthouse" in Los Angeles’s Sierra Towers, per Mansion Global, which features dark-wood flooring and wood detailing and has a dark red home theater.

Perry owns an impressive collection of luxury cars, including a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, an Audi A5 and a Range Rover Vogue.

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Katy Perry's massive social media following has played a significant role in her success and endorsement revenue. With millions of followers on platforms like Instagram (204 million as of August 3, 2023), Twitter (107.2 million as of August 3, 2023), and Facebook (72 million as of August 3, 2023), she has a strong influence on her fans and consumers. Her social media presence has made her a sought-after influencer for brands, earning her substantial endorsement revenue.