Katy Perry on Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrities List: 'I Am Proud of My Position as a Boss'
Katy Perry is more hot than cold these days -- and her bank account proves it.
The "Roar" singer earned the No. 3 spot on Forbes' Highest Paid Celebrity list, coming in just behind boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Perry earned $135 million from touring in the past 12 months -- more than Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna combined.
The pop singer prides herself on her entrepreneurship and domination of the pop charts. “I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company,” Perry told Forbes. “I’m an entrepreneur… I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.”
Her Prismatic World Tour consisted of 124 shows, 75 of them taking place abroad. Her 2012 documentary Part of Me grossed $33 million on a $6 million budget. She is the face of brands such as CoverGirl, Popchips and Adidas. "One thing I’ve been able to do is know the power of having equity deals,” Perry said to Forbes. “I don’t ever like to do things unless I’m really a part of them.”
Other musicians in the Forbes top 10 are One Direction (No. 4), Garth Brooks (No. 6) and Taylor Swift (No. 8). Read the full list on Forbes' site.