Find Out How Katy Perry Became One Of Music's Biggest Success Stories

Katy Perry rakes in more cash than some of Hollywood's biggest leading ladies. Here's how the outrageous songstress took over entertainment.

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As the only musician besides Michael Jackson to ever have five No. 1 singles from the same album, Katy Perry was a no-brainer pick for our Hollywood Power Index's top 5.

Named the sixth best-selling digital artist in the United States, Perry pulls in approximately $45 million, thanks to her chart-topping tunes, mountains of promotional deals and movies.

Keeping her nose to the grindstone to get out her next album in summer 2013, the singer still finds time to spend her riches by jetsetting to colorful locales like Miami and Hawaii.

With sexy bouffant hair and an eye-popping light green gown, the pop princess was a showstopper at the Grammy Awards earlier this month.  Presenting the Grammy for best new artist, Perry acknowledged the category's influence on a performer's career even though she'd been passed over for the honor herself.

"I was not even nominated in this category and I have my own eyelash line," Perry remarked. "Take that, Bon Iver!"

Jokes aside, the songstress continues her meteoric rise - take that Hollywood!

Get the inside scoop on Perry's success from our experts by launching the gallery, above.

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