Forbes Magazine has released the annual Celebs 100 list, where it included the most powerful celebrities in show business in the last year. The icons have earned a total of 4.5 billion dollars in the last 12 months. And Lady Gaga alone made 90 million dollars.
This year’s Forbes Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities is taken over by Lady Gaga. The No. veteran Oprah, has only given this sport only 3 times in the last 7 years. She earned over 90 million dollars with a monster tour and with the help of her Facebook fans and her Twitter followers 32 million people on Facebook and 9.5 million people on Twitter helped her new single “Born This Way” boost with 1 million digital downloads. She also sold Monster headphones and Virgin Mobile phones that can be seen in her video.
In second place we can find the media mogul Oprah, who earned 290 million dollars last year. This year she is 25 million dollars short, mainly because of the reduced payday at SiriusXM.
On number 3, we find teenage singer Justin Bieber. At just 17 years old, he has made it to the Top3 of the list. He cashed in 53 million dollars from concerts he held over the past 12 months, and 100million dollars from a 3d documentary movie at the global box office. Bieber was an internet sensation from the beginning. His first hit single “Baby” has established a new YouTube record, as it was viewed 500 million times.
Top 10 includes the following other celebrities like Elton John, Taylor Swift and Tiger Woods. The sports star has earned 75 million dollars last year. He has been losing a lot of money since the revealing of his infidelities and he aso withdrew from The Players Championship. But he still has its sponsors, Nike and EA Entertainment.
Taylor Swift is at no.7 and Elton John ranks #5.
The complete top 10 includes:
10. Lebron James – 48 million dollars
9. Simon Cowell – 90 million dollars
8. Bon Jovi – 125 million dollars
7. Taylor Swift – 45 million dollars
6. Tiger Woods – 75 million dollars
5. Elton John – 100 million dollars
4. U2 – 195 million dollars
3. Justin Bieber – 53 million dollars
2. Oprah Winfrey – 290 million dollars
1. Lady Gaga – 90 million dollars