Katy Perry Net Worth
Who is Katy Perry?
American singer Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known as Katy Perry, is a songwriter, and actress from America. Katy was born on 25th October, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Her other names are Katheryn Perry and Katy Hudson.
Katy Perry Net worth
Katy Perry’s net worth as of 2018 is estimated to be $275 million.
She is the daughter of Pentecostal pastors Mary Christine and Maurice Keith Hudson, who were born Christians. Katy’s younger brother David is a singer. Her older sister is Angela. Following her sister Angela, Katy started singing by rehearsing with her sister’s cassette tapes.
She wanted a career in gospel music after performing in church in her childhood. Frank Perry, a renowned film director is her uncle. From ages 3 to 11, Perry kept moving across the country. She went to religious schools and camps, after growing up, during her elementary years, which includes Santa Barbara Christian School and Paradise Valley. Her family struggled a lot financially. She often found popular music through CDs she stole from her friends.
In 2001, Perry signed with Red Hill Records. She launched herself under the birth name, also her debut studio album Katy Hudson. The album went to become unsuccessful. The following year, when Red Hill stopped operations, Perry went to Los Angeles to undertake secular music. After changing her name to Katy Perry and having dropped by Columbia Records, in April 2007, Perry signed a voice recording deal with Capitol Records.
She gained huge fame after the year 2008 with the singles I Kissed a Girl and from her second album hot n cold, a pop rock record named one of the Boys.
Teenage Dream (2010), the third album, ventured into disco, and included the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles Teenage Dream, Firework, E.T., California Girls, and Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) and The One That Got Away.
The album was first by female artist to give 5 number-one Billboard Hot 100 songs, and came second after Michael Jackson’s album Bad.
She re-launched Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection on March 2012, which released songs Wide Awake and Part of Me. In 2013, she launched her fourth album, Prism, which was inspired by pop and dance.
With multiple videos she became the first artist to reach 1 billion views with videos for songs like Roar and Dark Horse. In the songs Firework and Roar she focused on themes of self-esteem and overall empowerment.
Perry has received several awards, along with four Guinness World Records, and has been included list of Top-Earning Women in Music in the Forbes (2011–15). She has been the best-selling musical artist throughout her career who has sold over a 100 million records.
Perry is also famous for her weird sense of fashion which is described as idiosyncratic by many. Her wardrobe includes bright colors and food-based themes.
Katy has made celebrity endorsements and started brands of perfumes namely Meow, Killer Queen, Purr, and Mad Potion. She released an autobiographical documentary in July 2012 that was called Katy Perry: Part of Me. It was about her life as a touring artist.