Katy Perry beats Taylor Swift on Forbes' highest-paid celebs list

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Forbes Places Katy Perry Over Taylor Swift on Top Earners List

Forbes added more fuel to the Katy Perry-Taylor Swift feud by ranking the "Roar" singer as the wealthiest female entertainer on the planet.

Perry landed at No. 3 on Forbes' list of the World's Highest-Paid Celebrities by earning $135 million over the past year. She came in second behind Manny Pacquiao (No. 2) with $160 million and Floyd Mayweather (No. 1) with $300 million. Swift came in at No. 8 with $80 million.

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"[Katy] made about 60 percent of her $135 million abroad," Forbes Senior Editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg told ET. "That's partially because she's been touring."

But all the money in the world might not help her buy a former convent in the Hollywood Hills. According to the last remaining nuns, Katy performed "Oh Happy Day!" for them in an effort to win them over after they reportedly already sold the property to someone else.

"Our days have not been happy since then, I assure you," Sister Rita Callanan told the Today show.

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While the nuns turned down Katy's $14.5 million cash bid, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has expressed interest in selling the property to the singer. A judge is expected to settle the legal battle next month.

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Katy Perry beats Taylor Swift on Forbes' highest-paid celebs list

It was all fun and games for Perry and Swift the at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2010. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Katy Perry addresses whether she'll involve the Taylor Swift feud in her Super Bowl Halftime performance, and reveals that Missy Elliot will be joining her on stage for her performance.

The "Trouble" singer got cozy with her longtime BFF Selena Gomez and Perry at the 2011 American Music Awards. Apparently, gold was the color of the evening. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2011/Getty Images for AMA)

The pair seemed pretty cozy at the show, 2011 American Music Awards despite the fact that they were both up for awards.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2011/FilmMagic)
Talk about a pop powerhouse! Singers Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift all popped a pose together at the 2011 American Music Awards. (Photo by Lester Cohen/AMA2011/WireImage)
It's all about happy faces. (Photo by Lester Cohen/AMA2011/WireImage)
The duo's friendship stretched all the way back to the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)
Back in 2009, Kelly Clarkson and Miley Cyrus were also a part of the duo's inner circle. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Smile for the cameras! Swift, Perry and Cyrus looked like they had a blast together at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Perry pulled in the "Tim McGraw" singer and the former Disney princess in for a squeeze at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Taylor Swift and Katy Perry arrive at the 2011 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2011/FilmMagic)
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