Beyonce is the World’s Most Powerful Celebrity


Beyonce is the World's Most Powerful Celebrity (1)

Beyonce Knowles has topped the list of Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 list, toppling Oprah Winfrey from the #1 spot.

This marks Beyonce’s first time at the top of the list since she was first included in 2004. Oprah has held the top spot five times in the past decade.

Beyonce is currently on tour with her husband Jay Z, but had an impressive year so far. She dropped her self-titled album in December without marketing or announcement, but still sold 1 million digital copies within six days of its release.

NBA star LeBron James came in second, followed by Dr. Dre (with a whopping $620 million earnings in the past 12 months), and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on 5th spot.

Others on the list include musicians like ), Jay Z (6), Rihanna (8), Katy Perry (9), Bon Jovi (13), Bruno Mars (13), Miley Cyrus (17), Taylor Swift (18), Lady Gaga (19), Kanye West (20), Calvin Harris (21), and Bruce Springsteen (25). Actors on the list include Jon Hamm (89Bryan Cranston (88), Kevin Spacey (74), Kerry Washington (93) , Kaley Cuoco (99), Amy Adams (81), and Natalie Portman (100). Model Kate Upton also joins the list at #94.

Forbes calculated its list based on earnings and social media leverage.

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