Last year’s topper Oprah Winfrey has been toppled by another African American, singer Beyonce Knowles on the just published Forbes Celebrity 100 list. The list is published annually after analyzing the earnings, fame, and social media presence of persons from films, television, sports, music, publishing and modelling. Data is limited to June 1st, 2013 to June 1st, 2014 only. Earnings of the celebrity carry most weight in the rankings.
The top 10 ranked celebrities on the list this year are:
1. Pop star Beyonce Knowles ($115 Million)
2. Professional basketball player Lebron James ($72 Million)
3. Rapper and record producer Dr Dre ($62 Million)
4. Broadcaster Oprah Winfrey ($82 Million)
5. Talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres ($70 Million)
6. Rapper and record producer Jay-Z ($60 Million)
7. Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($105 Million)
8. Pop star Rihanna ($48 Million)
9. Pop star Katy Perry ($40 Million)
10. Actor Robert Downey Jr. ($75 Million)
Hollywood actress, the star of “Hunger Games” and recent “X Men”, Jennifer Lawrence has emerged as the top ranking actresses for the year, figuring at rank 12. Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston are the other actresses to feature in the list. This year saw the debut of celebrities like Amy Adams, Avicii, Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Vin Diesel, Novak Djokovic, Kevin Durant, Jimmy Fallon, John Green and others on the list.