Back in 2015, when Katy Perry appeared on the cover of Forbes after earning $135 million (13.5 billion) in a single year.
She knew she'd secured her place in the pop star firmament—and wouldn't ever have to worry about fading into oblivion.
I don't feel like my career is a ticking time bomb.I don't feel like I'll always have to be feeding the meter of show business. I got my spot, yo
Three years later, Perry has proved herself right, she's the highest-paid woman in music, pulling in $83 million pretax during our scoring period. One of the hardest working names on the list, Perry played 80 dates of her Witness.
The Tour in Forbes' June-to-June time frame, grossing over $1million (100,000,000 million) per night. She also managed to find time to serve as a judge on ABC's American Idol reboot, reportedly earning north of $20 million(2 billion) for her troubles.
Katy Perry still remains the highest paid woman in music 2018.