Katy Perry is sitting on a throne of cash, thanks to the $135 million she made this past year. Forbes put Perry in first place of their Top Earning Women in Music list for 2015 — a big jump from her fifth place position last year. Perry’s nemesis, Taylor Swift, came in second at $80 million.

“I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company,” Perry told Forbes in June. “I’m an entrepreneur… I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.” According to Variety, Perry’s earnings were largely due to her 126-city Prismatic World Tour, which grossed more than $2 million per stop. When it came to merchandise sales, Perry averaged $20 per person each night. She also scored endorsement deals with Claire’s, Coty and Covergirl.

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Fleetwood Mac came in third place, with Lady Gaga following after. Beyoncé, who was the top earner of last year, came in fifth with 54.5 million.


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