Who Is The Highest Earning Popstar?

30 June 2015, 12:19 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Katy Perry on the cover of Forbes Magazine

By Alim Kheraj

'Cause you're gonna hear her ROAR...

Noted purveyors of wealth Forbes Magazine has revealed its celebrity rich list and the results are a bit surprising. 

Coming out on top are boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio, who, thanks to their Las Vegas fight in May, have earned collectively a total of $460 million! Wow. 

However, most importantly, the magazine revealed who the biggest earning popstar is. 

Sitting a-top the list is Katy Perry, who managed to bag herself a hefty $135 million (£86 million). 

This figure is, no doubt, partly due to the singer's lengthy Prism World Tour as well as her highly publicised half-time performance at this year's Super Bowl. 

“I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company,” Perry, who covers this month's edition of Forbes, said. “I’m an entrepreneur. … I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.”

Well, KP, we totally agree that you are a B.O.S.S.

Following just behind Perry were One Direction, who took home a tidy $130 million (£82 million), with Taylor Swift just making the top 10 list with $80 million (£51 million). 

Check out the full top 10 below:

  1. Floyd Mayweather ($300 million)
  2. Manny Pacquiano ($160 million)
  3. Katy Perry ($135 million)
  4. One Direction ($130 million)
  5. Howard Stern ($95 million)
  6. Garth Brooks ($90 million)
  7. James Patterson ($89 million)
  8. Robert Downey Jr ($80 million)
  9. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
  10. Christiano Ronaldo ($79.5 million)
Katy Perry on the cover of Forbes Magazine

[Cover image + above courtesy of Forbes]

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