Top 100 celebrity list was capped by Beyoncé Knowles. Forbes ranks the top stars from the worlds of movies, TV, music, sports, books and modelling based on money and fame. The singer “runs the world of entertainment” according to Forbes as she climbs in the number 1 spot on Forbes Celebrity 100 list. It is brought about by her massive tour according to the publication.
Reportedly, Queen B played 95 shows, bringing in an average $2.4 million per stop, according to Pollstar. Her album titled simply Beyoncé, hit iTunes with barely any publicity and was publicized as a “visual album” because music video is already available for each of the 14 songs. Reportedly, her single “Drunk in Love” has gone platinum, selling more than 1 million copies.
Forbes also noted the super star’s “small business empire.” Beyoncé has a line of fragrances with names like Heat, Rise and Pulse She also has her clothing company House of Dereon, which features jeans, shoes and accessories. Other than that, she endorses companies like H&M and Pepsi. All together Forbes estimated that Beyoncé earned $115 million between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014.
Here is the list of those who made it to the top 10:
1. Beyoncé Knowles
2. LeBron James
3. Dr. Dre
4. Oprah Winfrey
5. Ellen DeGeneres
6. Jay Z
7. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
9. Katy Perry
10. Robert Downey Jr.
According to Forbes, they estimate earnings by talking to lawyers, producers, agents and other in-the-know people to figure out how much over 200 celebrities earned from entertainment-related business in the past year that includes things like music sales, upfront pay on movies and endorsement work. This goes without deducting taxes, agent fees or the other expenses associated with being a celebrity. The time frame for earnings this year is June 1, 2013 to June 1 2014.