Katy Perry Net Worth is $44 million
Quick facts about Katy Perry
Date of birth: October 25, 1984
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known to her fans as Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California. Because Perry was born to a conservative family, her switch to mainstream pop was one that was not easy or expected by friends and family. Coming from a modest family, she learned early on that she had a beautiful voice and enjoyed entertaining people. She began performing early in her childhood — mainly singing in a choir. Highly motivated to make something of herself, she left school graduating with her GED at the age of 15, and set the course for stardom.
After fine tuning her writing capabilities and working on her stage presence, she signed with the Island Def Jam Music Group. Finding that Def Jam was not an appropriate fit, she shortly signed to be represented by Columbia Records and then switched again to other labels because she just couldn’t seem to find the right “fit”. Making connections with other up and coming singers and songwriters, she quickly used her skills as a co-singer to make a quick and fast name for herself in the music industry. Being featured in various music videos and eventually being the voice on the Matrix soundtrack, she was more than just a beautiful voice. As her talent advanced, she became labeled as the entire package.
Katy’s first single with Capitol records “I kissed a girl” got her the attention she needed to catapult herself to a household name. Another hit “Hot n Cold” followed shortly. Giving up her good girl image, she soon became a more edgy and risky act. That move led to a string of following hits, concerts, and stage appearances. Due to her budding romance with soon to be husband Russell Brand, she had her first acting cameo on “Get Him To The Greek”. Interestingly, the recorded kiss which started the romance was cut on the director’s floor never making it to the film’s final version.
She has been a guest judge on the hit series called American Idol, followed by playing a character on The Simpsons. The short spots made on television have earned her a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Guest Star. Since then, she has done a series of cameo appearances on various programs, movies, and other mediums. Almost like a “where’s Waldo” challenge, she is barely noticeable, but to her fans she stands out.
Not some air-headed pop star, Perry has gone on to endorse her own Fragrance and begin many business ventures. Expanding into clothes, hairstyles, and furniture, she is even as far reaching as hosting her own video game. Endorsements began to come in with a fury, leading her to take the spot as the Popchips ambassador. In 2011, she made the list of the Top Earning Women In Music, having a bank account of over $44 million. Her on-screen success is not followed in her personal life, divorcing her first husband Russell Brand after just 14 short months of marriage. What she continues to prove is that she is not just a one hit wonder, nor is she some air-headed teen pop star.