Katy Perry Beats Taylor Swift as Highest Paid Entertainer of 2015

by Jackie Willis 9:12 AM PDT, June 29, 2015
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Katy Perry may have bad blood with Taylor Swift, but she's laughing all the way to the bank.

Forbes came out with their list of the World's Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2015, and behind boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao -- who made $300 million and $160 million, respectively -- Perry took the No. 3 spot, earning more than any other musician this year.

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Thanks to her Prismatic World Tour, the "ROAR" singer pulled in an impressive $135 million. "I'm an entrepreneur," she told Forbes. "I don't want to shy away from it. I actually wanted to kind of grab it by its balls."

The 30-year-old pop star earned more than her frenemy Swift, who landed at No. 8 on the list with her total earnings adding up to an estimated $80 million. Perry also grossed more than boy band One Direction, who took the No. 4 with $130 million. Country crooner Garth Brooks landed at No. 6, pulling in $90 million.

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There were two celebrities we were surprised NOT to see on Forbes top 10 list. Beyonce landed at No. 29, with her estimated earnings adding up to $54. 5 million. Kim Kardashian came in just behind the Queen Bey, grossing $52.5 million.

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While Perry may have beat Swift as the highest-paid musician, the "Blank Space" singer and her beau Calvin Harris were deemed the highest-paid celebrity couple by Forbes. The two brought in an estimated combined income of $146 million.