Beyonce Dethrones Oprah as Most Powerful Celebrity
The annual Forbes list of “Most Powerful Celebrities” has been released with pop superstar Beyonce Knowles, or Queen B to her followers, emerging in the top spot. Read on to learn more about this news story.
With an estimated annual earnings of $115 million, and for pulling at least $2.4 million for each concert she holds around the world, as well as earning a platinum-selling album without doing any publicity, Knowles has been ranked in the first spot by Forbes Magazine in its yearly Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrity list.
Forbes said that Knowles also built a business empire that has afforded her to earn millions of endorsements, among them from Pepsi and clothing company H&M.
Oprah Winfrey, who was in the number one spot for five years, has been downgraded to fourth place, right after basketball superstar Lebron James and record producer Dr. Dre.
The rest of the names in the Top 10 include: Ellen DeGeneres, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Kate Perry, Rihanna, Robert Downey Jr. and Knowles’ husband, Jay-Z.
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber dropped down to the 33rd post on the said list, whereas in the past three years, he was part of the Top 10. His social media presence, however, remains formidable, according to Forbes, and part of the consideration for being included in the list is in the celebrity’s social media prominence.
Previous names that topped the list like Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks have also dropped in their rankings or have not even made it to the Top 100, while 20 new names made it to the list including Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Lena Dunham (“Girls”) and Jimmy Fallon (“The Tonight Show”).
Forbes “Most Powerful Celebrity“ for this year was ranked following the time frame of June 1, 2013 to June 1, 2014. The list, which is based on money and popularity, includes stars from movies and television, sports, modeling, music and books.
And that’s the latest on Forbes’ ranking for the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities. For more news about your favorite stars, as well as movie and television updates, visit Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly.
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