In the cover story, Katy says she's extremely proud of her success and shows us a little bit of the kicka** spirit that helped her get to where she is. "I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company," she told them. "I'm an entrepreneur... I don't want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls." Yassss, girl!
She also says that while 'Katy Perry' has a fun and silly presence on the stage, Katheryn Hudson (her real name) means business. "I like to dress up and be Katy Perry when it's appropriate, when I'm promoting something," she explains, leading me into a conference room alone and hopping onto a semi-circular white couch. "But I'm Katheryn Hudson on the business side."
Well, between the both of them, they're killing it in the music biz right now. The "Roar" singer's hugely successful Prismatic World Tour helped her bring in $135 million (before taxes) last year. Other celebs on the list include No. 4: One Direction ($130 million), No. 5: Howard Stern ($95 million) and No. 9: Taylor Swift ($80 million) and No. 33: Kim Kardashian ($52 million).
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