Beyonce tops Forbes annual Celebrity 100 list

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

New York, NY, United States (4E) – Lauded singer Beyonce has just been named the world’s most powerful celebrity, Forbes announced on Monday.

Based on money and fame gathered over the last 12 months, celebrities from different areas like movies, television, music, sports, books and modeling, were ranked from one to one hundred.

Beyonce’s earnings are said to have reached about $115 million the past year, and her new album, released in December, has topped charts. Other contributing factors to her celebrity power are her “On the Run” tour with husband Jay Z, her own clothing company, perfume line and other endorsements such as Pepsi and H&M.

Aside from fame and fortune, the celebrities were ranked with their power in various social media platforms and influence on today’s culture and industry.

Following Beyonce on the list are NBA star LeBron James, music mogul Dr. Dre, queen of all media Oprah Winfrey, notable host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres. On the sixth spot is Bey’s husband, musician and entrepreneur Jay Z, followed by boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, singers Rihanna and Katy Perry, and actor Robert Downey, Jr.

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