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Katy Perry is Forbes' highest-paid female celebrity

The singer ranks third on the list after two boxers. She also plans to buy a nunnery with a swimming pool from the LA Archbishop

By Andrea Tim | Published: 1 Jul 2015

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Photo: Jamel Toppin for Forbes

Roar, Katy, roar! Katy Perry earned $135 million (approx. RM504 million) over the past year, placing her third on Forbes' Highest-paid Celebrities 2015 list, behind professional boxing rivals Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($300 million, approx. RM1.12 billion) and Manny Pacquiao ($160 million, approx. RM600 million). This also makes the singer the highest paid female celebrity in 2015.

Taylor Swift is the second female celebrity on the list at 8th place with $80 million (approx. RM299 million) under her belt, followed by Ellen DeGeneres whose $75 million (approx. RM280 million) places her at 12th.

"I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company," Katy told Forbes. "I'm an entrepreneur… I don't want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls."

The face of Moschino's AW15 campaign is also in the news over a real estate scuffle with a Catholic nunnery in Los Angeles. The only people standing between her and owning the hilltop property are the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary nuns who live there.

The nuns, who are the last five living residents of the nunnery, sold it for $15.5 million (approx. RM57.9 million) to restaurant owner Dana Hollister, who has moved in.

"Well, I found Katy Perry and I found her videos and ... if it's all right to say, I wasn't happy with any of it," Sister Rita Callanan told LA Times, hinting that she was tentative about the pop star moving into their convent.

At the time of the sale, LA Archbishop Jose Gomez had been making a deal with Katy for $14.5 million (approx. RM54.2 million) in cash and notes that only he can make decisions about selling the nunnery.

"Unfortunately, the Archdiocese had to take civil action to protect against the unauthorised action by Ms. Hollister, which was undertaken after the preferred transaction had been accepted in consultation with the Sisters," a representative from the Archdiocese said in a statement.

The nunnery has its own pool, you guys. It also offers a stunning view of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel mountains, so we're not surprised Katy is interested in making it her home.

Related: Johnny Depp is selling his French village and everything in it


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