Katy Perry Beats Taylor Swift For World’s Highest-Paid Woman In Music 2015


Let the bad blood carry on.

We don’t usually pit women against each other like this, but Taylor started it.

She’s currently overseas on her 1989 World Tour after recently concluding the U.S. leg, so there’s still money to be made. However, Perry recently wrapped up her lengthy Prism World Tour and is officially the world’s highest-paid woman in music this year with $135 million.

It’s hard to fathom that kind of cheddar. So, how?

Forbes says Perry grossed more than $2 million per city over the course of 126 shows in their scoring period. Combine that with her deals with Coty, Claire’s and Covergirl, and you have one rich boss ass bitch.

“I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company,” Perry told Forbes over the summer. “I’m an entrepreneur. … I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.”

Swift pulled in a respectable $80 million due to her tour and outstanding album sales.

Fleetwood Mac rounds out the top three with $59.5 million and Lady Gaga at number four with $59 million thanks to her 66 shows alongside Tony Bennett to promote their Cheek To Cheek jazz record, deals with Versace and MAC, as well as her own Fame fragrance.

Beyonce follows Gaga at number five with $54.5 million. Her joint-arena tour with husband Jay Z pulled in $100 million for 19 North American dates.

Meanwhile, I’m scrounging for change to buy Chipotle.