​Katy Perry $135 Million: Forbes Celebrity Top 100 List Reveals International Changes

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Jun, 29, 2015 | 12:56 PM

Singer Katy Perry earns $135 million last year as Floyd Mayweather soars to $300 million. The amount of money was reported on the 16th annual Celebrity Top 100 List, according to Forbes.

Perry is definitely in the top 10 as her concerts have been very profitable over the course of 12 months. Katy comes in 3rd place, above One Direction and Howard Stern.

What’s really interesting about the Celebrity Top 100 List is how Garth Brooks was able to bring in $90 million last year. Robert Downey Jr, for his role in the Avengers and Iron Man franchises, made $80 million.

Katy Perry $135 million on Forbes Celebrity Top 100

While Katy Perry made $135 million just on record sales and concerts, and perhaps more than any boxer except for one, Floyd Mayweather earned most of his cash by entertaining boxing fans. We all remember him when he beat Manny Pacquiao in a recent match.

Even so, Pacquiao still earned $160 million before the fight. Every year Forbes magazine releases the data, and while Perry is climbing the list, Katy can’t help but to chuckle.

Check out this top 10 from last year:

  • 1. Floyd Mayweather ($300M)
  • 2. Manny Pacquiao ($160M)
  • 3. Katy Perry ($135M)
  • 4. One Direction ($130M)
  • 5. Howard Stern ($95M)
  • 6. Garth Brooks($90M)
  • 7. James Patterson ($89M)
  • 8. Robert Downey Jr. ($80M)
  • 9. Taylor Swift ($80M)
  • 10. Cristiano Ronaldo ($79.5M)

Perry and her concerts have internationally fueled her earnings bonanza, but the international touring business has changed dramatically over the past ten years. Of the 124 shows Katy played during the last year 75 of them took place abroad, spanning 27 different countries and four continents.

Forbes has released its Celebrity 100 list every year since 1999 as a tally of the “most powerful” celebrities from the worlds of movies, television, music, sports and books on their earnings and overall media footprint.

Perry launched her breakthrough album, One of the Boys, in 2008 as both of her singles “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold” received multi-platinum certifications. Katy then released her second album, Teenage Dream, in the United States and Canada on August 24, 2010, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200.

Katy has since released a number of albums and singles and has been nominated for 13 Grammys. Perry hasn’t won a Grammy yet, but she has won five American Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, five MTV VMAs and many more.

Perry surprisingly beat Taylor Swift as the highest paid entertainer of 2015. Katy is probably amused by that number, since $135 million is quite an accomplishment.

The singer is known for her style of fashion, wearing unconventional outfits that feature bold colors and vintage styles. She was married to British comedian Russell Brand, for 14 months.

Katy Perry earned $135 million after her divorce. That’s probably a good thing since she settled it on much lower terms.

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