Katy Perry was the highest-earning non-boxing celebrity of the last twelve months according to Forbes.
The 'This Is How We Do' hitmaker grossed a quite good $135m, mainly from touring, putting her behind boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on the Highest Paid Celebrity list.
“I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company,” Perry mused to Forbes (via Billboard). “I’m an entrepreneur… I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.”
This statement was echoed on her Instagram where she discussed why she chose to appear on the magazine's cover while some other female celebrities have decided not to do it:
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Before accepting the offer to be on the cover of Forbes, I was told that a lot of women have previously shied away from doing it. I wondered if it was because they thought socially it would look like they were flaunting or bragging or it wasn't a humble decision. Ladies, there is a difference between being humble and working hard to see the fruits of your labor blossom, and your dreams realized. Hopefully this cover can be an inspiration to women out there that it's okay to be proud of hard earned success and that there is no shame in being a boss. Also… don't think that I didn't celebrate this moment by going straight to Taco Bell and getting my crunch wrap supreme 💁🏻💅🏼 #ontourbreak
Here are some of the other popstars who made the list (it's bad news for Conor Maynard):
One Direction — 4th — $130m
Taylor Swift — 8th — $80m
Calvin Harris — 17th — $66m
Justin Timberlake — 19th — $63.5m
Lady Gaga — 25th — $59m
Ed Sheeran — 27th — $57m
Beyoncé — 29th — $54.5m