Beyonce Tops Forbes' Celebrity 100 List
June 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM (PT)
Singer BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, who reportedly earned $115 million last year, took the top spot in FORBES’ 15th annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world’s most powerful celebrities. Following her were NBA superstar LEBRON JAMES (who made $72 million) and rapper/produce DR. DRE (who thanks to being part of BEATS MUSIC's deal with APPLE, made $620 million, but didn't place higher because he was not as famous in terms of media coverage and social networking as those above him.)
Last year's #1 celebrity, OPRAH WINFREY ($82 million) fell to fourth place. ELLEN DEGENERES ($70 million) finished fifth. Rounding up the top 10 are JAY Z ($60 million), FLOYD MAYWEATHER ($105 million), RIHANNA ($48 million), KATY PERRY ($40 million) and
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. ($75 million).
BRUNO MARS is the top-ranked newcomer, debuting in 13th place with estimated earnings of $60 million. RYAN SEACREST is tied for 31st, GLENN BECK makes this year's list at #39, RUSH LIMBAUGH is at 59th, HOWARD STERN is 62nd, and SEAN HANNITY is tied for 86th.
To read the entire Celebrity 100 List, click here.