Beyonce Covers Forbes; Joins Oprah, Angelina Jolie, Jay-Z In Celebrity 100 List
Singer and actress Beyonce, who is gracing the cover of Forbes Magazine Celebrity 100, Forbes special issue, recently ranked in at number four for the ‘Celebrity 100′ list. The star currently is reported to have earnings estimated at $87 million which is from June 2008 to June 2009.
The singers revenue comes from her hard work ethnic which includes the release of a double album, starring in two films, having a performance at the Oscars as well as the Presidential Inaugural Ball earlier this year, a 110-date international tour, a fashion collection and several endorsements. Beyonce Knowles’ endorsements include Nintendo, Crystal Geyser, General Mills, L’OrÃ©al, Giorgio Armani and Samantha Thavasa handbags.
Other celebrities on the list include Angelina Jolie who took the number one spot due to her to being one of the most talked about celebrities. Although her earnings weren’t super high with a reported $27 million, being one of the most talked about is what made her push Oprah Winfrey, the media Queen, to the number two spot. Oprah Winfrey ranked number 2 with $275 million, Madonna is number 3 with $110 million, Tiger Woods ranks number 5 with $110 million, Bruce Springsteen ranks number 6 with $70 million, Steven Spielberg ranks number 7 with $150 million, Jennifer Aniston ranks number 8 with $25 million, Brad Pitt ranks number 9 with $28 million and Kobe Bryant ranks number 10 with $45 million.
Although Beyonce’s Hubby Jay-Z isn’t ranked very high on the overall Celebrity 100 list, he is ranked in at number 32 with $35 million, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs comes in at number 35 with $30 million, Kanye West at number 46 with $25 million and 50 Cent at number 50 with $20 million.
The ranking is calculated by using a number of metrics which include sources such as Billboard, Pollstar, Adams Media Research, Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BookScan. Some of the metrics used were based on Web mentions on Google press clips compiled by LexisNexis; TV/radio mentions by Factiva; and number of times a celebrity’s face appeared on the cover of 25 major consumer magazines which are combined with their earnings.
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