Move on aside Taylor Swift!

Katy Perry Named Forbes Highest Paid Female Celebrity


Monday morning Forbes released an article titled “Celebrity 100: The World’s Highest Paid Superstars of 2015” announcing the 30-year-old singer as the world’s highest paid female celebrity. On the list Katy ranks in as third, just behind boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, ranking in $135 million. And guess which female artist ranked in at number eight, as the second highest paid female celebrity? Taylor Swift.  Katy took to Instagram to reveal the cover of Forbes July 20th issue, featuring the musician dressed in Moschino. She paired an empowering message along with the photo to women everywhere.

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
— Katy Perry

Text Jada Culver