Music Stars Dominate Top 10 Of Forbes Celebrity List
May 18, 2012 at 4:00 AM (PT)
FORBES magazine's annual list of the "world's most powerful celebrities" includes several involved in the music and radio industries.
The 2012 list is topped by JENNIFER LOPEZ, followed by OPRAH WINFREY, JUSTIN BIEBER, RIHANNA, LADY GAGA, and BRITNEY SPEARS. KATY PERRY is in eighth place, TAYLOR SWIFT in 11th, BEYONCE KNOWLES in sixteenth, ELTON JOHN in 17th, and SIMON COWELL in 18th.
RUSH LIMBAUGH comes in at 19th, ahead of PAUL MCCARTNEY at 21st. LIMBAUGH's PREMIERE NETWORKS colleague GLENN BECK is in at 23, just ahead of ADELE at 24th, JON BON JOVI at 25th, and DR. DRE at 26th. RYAN SEACREST is 29th and HOWARD STERN rounds out the top 30.
In 38th position is JAY-Z, with SEAN "DIDDY" COMBS at 42nd, KANYE WEST at 45th, and TOBY KEITH at 49th. Moving into the second half of the list, KENNY CHESNEY (53rd), WILL SMITH (58th), BRAD PAISLEY (68th), LIL WAYNE (69th), SETH MACFARLANE (known for animation but with a Grammy-nominated Standards album this year; 74th); TIESTO (84th); SKRILLEX (92nd); and ZOOEY DESCHANEL (best known for acting but also half of SHE AND HIM; 96th) are on the list.
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