Floyd Mayweather, Katy Perry top Forbes Celebrity 100 list
Katy Perry is the highest paid female entertainer of the year, according to Forbes, coming in at No. 3 on this year’s Celebrity 100 list behind Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, who ranked first and second, respectively.
According to Forbes, the list measures earnings within the past 12 months, with Perry raking in a reported $135 million. Over the course of a year, Perry amassed huge global success, completing 124 performances in 27 countries for her Prismatic World Tour. The pop star jumped to the third spot from last year when she ranked No. 9 behind Beyoncé Knowles, Oprah Winfrey, Lebron James and several others.
“I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company,” Perry told the magazine. “I’m an entrepreneur… I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.”
One Direction and Howard Stern round out the top five, with the full list available here. Dubbed “America’s Top Pop Export,” Perry graces the July 20 cover of Forbes. For the interview, head on over to Forbes.