How Lady Gaga spends her $275 million fortune

She once shelled out $60,000 for 27 Koi fish imported from Japan.

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She once shelled out $60,000 for 27 Koi fish imported from Japan.
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Lady Gaga may have once written a song called “Money Honey,” but cash isn’t everything for the pop artist.

“Money has been put on a pedestal, beauty has been put on a pedestal, celebrity has been put on a pedestal,” she told the crowd at one 2016 London concert, according to The Telegraph.

Still, with a fortune worth hundreds of millions of dollars, it’s interesting to see what kind of costs Gaga is racking up.

The star – whose real name is Stefani Germanotta – recently offered fans an intensely personal glimpse of her life in the new Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two.”

Here’s what we know the pop star spends her money on:


Since bursting onto the scene with her 2008 debut album “The Fame,” Gaga has acquired a net worth of around $275 million.

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But, in Gaga’s case, fortune didn’t immediately follow fame. Despite her success, she found herself $3 million in debt after her Monster Ball tour, which ran from 2009 to 2011.

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Source: The New York Daily News


“I remember I called everybody and said, ‘Why is everyone saying I have no money? This is ridiculous, I have five No. 1 singles,'” she told the Financial Times. The culprit of her money woes turned out to be the tour’s multitude of lavish costumes.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter, The Financial Times


Like most celebs, Gaga likely doesn’t spend an insane amount on her red carpet wardrobe, which has included memorable avant garde looks over the years. Quid pro quo arrangements between stars and designers are predominant in Hollywood.

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Still, she spent $133,075 successfully bidding on an Alexander McQueen gown for a 2012 charity auction. Gaga was a friend of the late designer.

Source: Rolling Stone


In 2014, she bought a $23 million Malibu mansion, complete with a bowling alley, a massive wine cellar, and a beautiful view of the Pacific. She also dropped $5.25 million on Frank Zappa’s former Hollywood Hills abode in 2016.

Who says I can't get a tan in the rain ????

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To decorate the sprawling grounds of her Malibu home, Gaga shelled out $60,000 for 27 Koi fish imported from Japan.

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In 2011, the New York Post reported the artist gives 50% of her earnings to her dad, Joe Germanotta, through their LLCs, Team Love Child and Mermaid Music.

Got Joanne tattooed on my arm in her actual signature. My dad got one too. With an angel on his shoulder.

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Source: New York Post


It’s unclear if Gaga still splits her money with her dad…

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Source: New York Post


… but, in 2012, she did open a restaurant with her father — Joanne Trattoria. The New York City spot specializes in cuisine from the south of Italy. Gaga can sometimes be seen hanging out at the restaurant.

Source: New York Post


Like Gaga’s 2016 album, “Joanne,” the Upper West Side eatery is named after her late aunt, Joanne Germanotta.

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Source: New York Post


Earlier this month, Gaga was hospitalized and forced to cancel a performance in Brazil due to chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the artist is currently taking a break from music in order to “slow down for a moment, for some healing.” The singer opened up about her health struggles in “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” which is now streaming on Netflix.

I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference. I use the word "suffer" not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I'm being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring. If you knew me, you would know this couldn't be further from the truth. I'm a fighter. I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life. They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans. I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much.

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Source: INSIDER, The Hollywood Reporter