Perry raked in $130 million (GBP81.3 million) in a year (May10-May11), thanks in part to his popular TV shows House of Payne and Meet the Browns, and he has catapulted to the top of Forbes' annual list of Entertainment's Highest-Paid Men.
Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer came in second place with $113 million (GBP70.6 million) and legendary director Steven Spielberg took the third spot with $107 million (GBP66.9 million).
Rounding out the top five were Elton John ($100 million/GBP62.5 million) and former American Idol judge Simon Cowell ($90 million/GBP56.3 million).
Other notables on the list included Inception star Leonardo DiCaprio, who nabbed a spot at number eight ($77million/GBP48.1), and radio personality Howard Stern ($76 million/GBP47.5 million) landed in ninth spot. Tiger Woods came in 10th on the new rich list with a $75 million (GBP46.9 million) fortune.
The mega-rich supermodel and her sports star partner took home a joint income of $75 million (£46 million) in 2010, according to the list compiled by Forbes Magazine.
Beyonce and Jay-Z came second after they earned $70 million (£43 million). The Bootylicious singer enjoyed earnings of $34 million (£21 million) thanks to her music career and a string of high-profile fashion endorsements, and her husband took around $36 million (£22 million), which largely consisted of music earnings.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie earned $49 million (£30 million) between them, David and Victoria Beckham netted $44 million (£27 million), and Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart round out the top five with earnings of $36 million (£22 million).
The Inception star is the new owner of a 2012 Fisker Karma, one of the most highly-anticipated environmentally friendly vehicles on the market.
But the inflated price tag won't make too much of a dent in the movie hunk's bank balance - he was recently named the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, earning $77 million (£47 million) over the past year, and beating the likes of Johnny Depp, Adam Sandler and Will Smith to the top of the annual Forbes magazine poll.
Other green celebrities in line to drive away in a Fisker Karma include one-time U.S. vice presidential candidate Al Gore and former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, reports TMZ.com.
Forbes magazine listed the Old School star as the most overpaid actor in Hollywood after a string of flops he had appeared in, but he's convinced he would no longer be at the top of that list in 2011.
He tells website Thrillist.com, "I think two years ago I was at the top of the list of the most valuable actors and then all of a sudden it switched. That having been said, I think we're all striving to be overpaid, right? Why not? So I think it's a victory to be the most overpaid person.
"Last year I was in a movie that cost a lot and didn't make that much, but if they made that list now I'd probably be back on the good list. I think, with entertainment journalism now, everyone is looking for a story that's about anything but the work. If someone's up, let's write a story: 'Oh it looks like they're falling!' and if they've fallen, 'Oh look, they're coming back up!'
"So everyone has to have a certain angle. I just try to focus on the positive. I've never felt pressure, I don't know if that's ignorance or not. I just feel like, 'If you want to write me a cheque to make a movie, thank you so much, but that's your fault. I'll work hard and I'll try to do my best, but if it doesn't work I don't feel like, 'Oh I'm so sorry.' No, you paid me and I did my best job but it just didn't work and that's what happens with creative stuff.'
"You want every movie to be a hit. But every painting isn't a masterpiece."
The Hollywood hunk took the top spot in the chart, compiled by Forbes magazine, after earning $77 million (£47 million) last year (10) thanks to hit films Inception and Shutter Island.
Despite Alice in Wonderland's huge earnings, taking over $1 billion, Depp fell from first to second. However, he's on course to reclaim his title next year (12) following the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Adam Sandler was in third place, with Will Smith and Tom Hanks trailing behind.
DiCaprio earned almost twice as much as Hollywood's highest-paid actresses - Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker tied for number one on the income list.
Jolie has enjoyed a number of hit films over the last 12 months, including Salt and The Tourist, which have helped her rake in an estimated $30 million (£18.8 million) salary between May, 2010 and May, 2011, putting her in joint first place with Parker.
Parker's multi-million dollar earnings came mostly from re-runs of her Sex and The City TV shows, as well as the second movie in the series last year (10), and her numerous side projects which include a perfume line and a role with fashion house Halston.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon came joint third with earnings of $28 million (£17.5 million) each, according to Forbes, while Julia Roberts came fifth with $20 million (£12.5 million).
The 25 year old is already a successful author, having hit the top of the New York Times bestseller list with her debut novel, while she has also completed an internship at Teen Vogue and brief stints at Allure and Lucky magazines.
On Thursday (23Jun11), she will start a four-month project writing about her business achievements for Forbes' Lifestyle section, describing work on her fashion line, her beauty website and her publishing career.
The pin-up has been the highest-paid supermodel since 2004 - and thanks to her savvy financial sense, she could be a billionaire by the time she turns 32 next summer (Jul12).
Forbes editors list her lucrative Versace and Dior contracts, her successful jewellery and footwear lines and her real-estate holdings in Brazil, Costa Rica and Brentwood, California among her assets.
The publication reports Bundchen will not only become the first billionaire supermodel, but also the first Brazilian female self-made billionaire.
The Apprentice boss finally started work on his $1 billion construction in Aberdeen last year (10) after four years of setbacks, including a campaign from locals and environmentalists.
A new protest recently erupted over the threat of a compulsory purchase of four family homes nearby, one of which belongs to 86-year-old Molly Forbes.
Queen guitarist May offered campaigners the use of the band's classic song Bohemian Rhapsody in an anti-Trump video to boost support for their protest - but the businessman has now spoken out to insist he has no plans to force out local residents.
He says, "We have consistently said we have no interest in compulsory purchase and have never applied for it.
"It remains part of the Scottish planning process but we have not, and will not, request that the council use their CPO powers to purchase houses."