How Lady Gaga spends her $US275 million fortune

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 $US275 million.

But, in Gaga's case, fortune didn't immediately follow fame. Despite her success, she found herself $US3 million in debt after her Monster Ball tour, which ran from 2009 to 2011.

'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.

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 $US133,075 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 $US23 million Malibu mansion, complete with a bowling alley, a massive wine cellar, and a beautiful view of the Pacific. She also dropped $US5.25 million on Frank Zappa's former Hollywood Hills abode in 2016.

To decorate the sprawling grounds of her Malibu home, Gaga shelled out $US60,000 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.

Source: New York Post

It's unclear if Gaga still splits her money with her dad...

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... 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.

Source: New York Post

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

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.

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