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Beyonce Bumps Oprah from Top of Forbes Most Powerful Celebrity List

Beyonce Bumps Oprah from Top of Forbes Most Powerful Celebrity List

Superstar Beyoncé has climbed to No. 1 on the Forbes Celebrity 100, bumping the Queen of Media Oprah from the top spot. The annual list is based on number of media mentions, social media status and overall societal impact.

According to the report, the singer has earned an estimated $115 million in annual revenue since last June. The pop star broke tradition by releasing her title album with no promotions and also served as a spokesman for H&M and Pepsi. She just completed a 95-stop tour and is now on the road again this summer alongside Jay-Z, for their On The Run tour, which kicked off June 25 in Miami.

Oprah appeared in this year's No. 4 on the list following Beyonce, Lebron James and Dr. Dre.

The top 20 on Forbes annual list is as follows:

#1 Beyonce Knowles 32 $115 M Musicians
#2 LeBron James 29 $72 M Athletes
#3 Dr. Dre 49 $620 M Musicians
#4 Oprah Winfrey 60 $82 M Personalities
#5 Ellen DeGeneres 56 $70 M Personalities
#6 Jay-Z 44 $60 M Musicians
#7 Floyd Mayweather 37 $105 M Athletes
#8 Rihanna 26 $48 M Musicians
#9 Katy Perry 29 $40 M Musicians
#10 Robert Downey Jr 49 $75 M Actors
#11 Steven Spielberg 67 $100 M Directors/Producers
#12 Jennifer Lawrence 23 $34 M Actresses
#13 Bon Jovi - $82 M Musicians
#13 Bruno Mars 28 $60 M Musicians
#15 Kobe Bryant 35 $62 M Athletes
#16 Roger Federer 32 $55 M Athletes
#17 Miley Cyrus 20 $36 M Musicians
#18 Taylor Swift 24 $64 M Musicians
#19 Lady Gaga 28 $33 M Musicians
#20 Kanye West 37 $30 M Musicians

Source: Forbes


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