Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson Net WorthReal Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Date of Birth: 10/25/1984
Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California
2017 Net Worth: $110 Million
Profession: Singer, songwriter, actress, business woman
Katy Perry Biography
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known to most as Katy Perry, was born to a pair of Pentecostal pastors in 1984. Perry moved several times between the ages of 3 and 11 while her parents set up churches across the country, before finally settling once again in Santa Barbara. Perry attended Christian schools during the early part of her life and her family struggled financially, sometimes using food stamps and food banks set up by their congregation.
Although Perry was not allowed to listen to secular music, she often snuck in CD from friends. She began taking vocal lessons at 9 years of age and sang at her church. When she turned 13, Perry received her first guitar and began to publicly perform, including songs she had written herself. Perry loved to dance as well and took dance lessons.
Perry left high school to pursue her musical career. She moved to Nashville and began recording demos, learned how to improve her song writing skills, and play guitar. She recorded a debut album, a gospel record, called Katy Hudson. The album was not successful. Perry then began writing songs with producer Glen Ballard, and moved to Los Angeles. She performed for a time as Katheryn Perry to avoid confusion with Kate Hudson, but soon changed this to Katy Perry, her mother’s maiden name. ‘
Perry’s big hit came from a song in 2008 called “I Kissed a Girl”. This song topped the charts in more than 20 countries. Since then, Perry has gone to make several hit albums and has been nominated for 11 Grammy awards. Perry is known for her wild fashion sense wearing unconventional outfits and bold colors. She is also known for owning several pricy properties including her lavish Los Angeles home, another estate in the Hollywood Hills, and a “TriBeCa” penthouse, which has been priced in the millions. Perry has a current net worth of $110 million and at only 30 years of age, this famous singer may well go all the way towards becoming one of the richest singers on the planet.