Katy Perry is an American pop singer and songwriter. Perry’s breakthrough album “One of the boys” was released in 2008 and spawned the hits “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold”. Perry’s 2010 album “Teenage Dream” topped the charts in the US and Europe, with five songs from the album reaching number one in the US.
Perry is one of the most successful pop singers of her generation and boasts 143 million album sales since 2008. Her music had an influence on early 2010s pop records and helped to shape the sound and visual styles that dominated in that decade. Perry has had 9 Billboard Hot 100 singles and has been regularly featured in Forbes Magazine’s highest paid singers, most notably between 2011-2019.
As of 2023, Katy Perry's net worth is estimated to be $300 million.
|Net Worth||$300 million|
|Given Name||Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson|
|Famous Name||Katy Perry|
|Source(s) of Fame||Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Television Judge|
|Date of Birth||October 25, 1984|
|Place of Birth||Santa Barbara, California, USA|
|Relationships||Divorced, Russell Brand, Married 2010, Divorce 2012Partner, Orlando Bloom, Engaged Since 2016|
Katy Perry was born in Santa Barbara to parents Mary Christine and Maurice Keith Hudson. Both her parents are Pentecostal pastors who turned to Christianity after a “wild youth”.
Perry has a younger brother David, who is also a singer, and an older sister named Angela. Before her family settled in Santa Barbara, Perry lived in different parts of the US as her parents worked as pastors in different churches.
Perry spent a significant amount of time in church camp especially at Santa Barbara Christian School and the Paradise Christian School in Arizona. She has stated that her family struggled financially and would often rely on foot stamps or take from the church food bank that was set up to help the needy.
As a child, Perry and her siblings were encouraged to listen exclusively to Christian music, and her mother practiced a conservative religion. Perry began listening to pop music when she borrowed CDs from friends and sneaked them into the house.
Although she doesn’t describe herself as being particularly religious, Perry still prays regularly, for “humility and self-control”.
Perry’s older sister Angela inspired her to try singing by practicing with gospel music played on cassette tapes. Perry performed gospel songs in front of her parents and this led them to enroll her to a vocal lessons class which her sister was taking at the time.
Perry started singing in her parents’ church by age 9 all through her teens. At 13 she received her first guitar as a birthday present. She has described herself as a “typical California girl” who surfed, roller-skated, and tried skateboarding as a teen.
Perry finished her GED at Dos Pueblos High School aged 15 and quit school to pursue a career in music. She briefly took music lessons before catching the attention of Nashville musicians Jennifer Knapp and Steve Thomas who took her to Nashville to improve her singing and writing skills.
Perry’s first smash hit “I Kissed a Girl” was released in April 2008 and was followed by a successful album, a promotional “Warped Tour”, and a chance to host the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. Her California Dreams tour in 2011-2012 made $59 million
Perry was signed to Capital Records in 2007 and collaborated with Dr. Luke on the songs “Hot n Cold” and “I Kissed a Girl”. Perry has released 6 studio albums along with a host of other materials including collaborations with other artists, TV appearances, Christmas specials, and other commercial ventures.
Perry has been married once to Russel Brand in a marriage that lasted 14 months. She started dating Orlando Bloom in 2016 and the couple are now engaged. Perry lives and works mainly in Los Angeles.
Katy Perry is very active on numerous social media accounts. She has 143 million instagram followers, 108 million twitter folllowers and a whopping 40 million montly listeners on Spotify.
Katy Perry is an American pop singer and songwriter with a net worth of $300 million. Perry first gained fame with the release of her second album “One of the boys” released in 2008. Perry has sold 143 million albums to date.