She may not have been at last night’s ‘2014 BET Awards’, but should you be on the hunt for Beyonce today, we know just where she can be found.
Indeed, today has seen ‘Forbes’ unveil their ‘Celebrity 100‘ tally and announce that the ‘Partition’ performer stands as the most powerful influential celebrity in the world, casting a dollar sign printed shadow on the likes of Usher, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Eminem and Jay Z.
The publication’s report below…
Who runs the world? In entertainment, it’s Beyoncé. The singer has climbed to the No. 1 spot on the Forbes Celebrity 100 after an amazing year featuring a massive tour.
Queen B played 95 shows, bringing in an average $2.4 million per stop, according to Pollstar. She also dropped her most innovative album. Titled simply Beyoncé, the album hit iTunes with barely any publicity and was billed as a “visual album” because there was already a music video for each of the 14 songs. The single “Drunk in Love” has gone platinum, selling more than 1 million copies.
But Beyoncé doesn’t stop with music — she’s built a small business empire. She earns millions endorsing companies like H&M and Pepsi. She has a line of fragrances with names like Heat, Rise and Pulse, and then there’s her clothing company House of Dereon, which features jeans, shoes and accessories. All together we estimate that Beyoncé earned $115 million between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014.
The singer is embarking on another big year highlighted by her first world tour with her husband, Jay-Z. Their On The Run tour, which kicked off June 25 in Miami, will be short (only 20 dates are set) but lucrative for the pair, who can claim the crown as the most powerful celebrity couple in the world.
Quite interestingly, Carter is the only female musician to hold a spot in the Top 5, with LeBron James slam dunking his way to #2, Dr. Dre biting into the #3, Oprah Winfrey coming in at #4 and Ellen DeGeneres talking her way to #5, with an estimated $70 million made in the last twelve months.