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 US$275 million.

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


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“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 Financial Times. The culprit of her money woes turned out to be the tour’s multitude of lavish costumes.

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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.

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

In 2014, she bought a US$23 million Malibu mansion, complete with a bowling alley, a massive wine cellar, and a beautiful view of the Pacific. To decorate the sprawling grounds of her Malibu home, Gaga shelled out US$60,000 for 27 Koi fish imported from Japan. She also dropped US$5.25 million on Frank Zappa’s former Hollywood Hills abode in 2016.

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In 2011, the New York Post reported the artist gives 50 per cent 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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It’s unclear if Gaga still splits her money with her dad but, in 2012, she did open a restaurant with her father – Joanne Trattoria. The New York City spot specialises in cuisine from the south of Italy. Gaga can sometimes be seen hanging out at the restaurant. Like Gaga’s 2016 album, Joanne, the Upper West Side eatery is named after her late aunt, Joanne Germanotta.

Earlier this month, Gaga was hospitalised 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 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.

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