Beyonce, Dr. Dre Among Forbes "Celebrity 100" List

Jay Z and Rihanna also make the list's Top 10.

Beyonce is #1 on Forbes' Celebrity 100 list, which was released today (June 30).

The singer made approximately $115 million from June 2013 through June 2014, the report says. Beyonce's earnings came from various endorsements and her work on tour, where she earned an average of $2.4 million per stop. She also released her self-titled album in December 2013, a surprise iTunes exclusive project that was accompanied by a music video for every track.

Bey embarked on what could be another lucrative year as she has kicked off her On The Run Tour with Jay Z. It's been estimated that the On The Run Tour could become the second most successful tour of all time based on gross revenue per show.

Jay Z also makes the list. Coming in at #6, Jay earned approximately $60 million for the year. 

Dr. Dre is #3 on the list, falling behind LeBron James, who is #2. Dre reportedly earned about $620 million due to Apple purchasing Beats Electronics and Beats Music for $3 billion. He's also earned money for his work as executive producer on Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city. 

Forbes explains how it comes up with its Celebrity 100 list. 

"The Celebrity 100 measures money and fame, which includes estimated earnings over the last 12 months, to compile a ranking of the most powerful celebrities from the worlds of movies, television, music, sports, books, and modeling," Forbes says. "Our press number is a count of how many times each celebrity was mentioned in print, on TV, and radio. We also use a score from StarCount, which measures social media power over 11 platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. This year, in addition to ranking media and social networking power, we’ve added an impact score to measure how each celebrity is influencing the entertainment industry and the overall culture. Earnings consist of pretax income between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014. Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted." 

The Top 10 is below.

2014 Rank

Beyoncé Knowles - $115 million
LeBron James - $72 million
Dr. Dre - $620 million
Oprah Winfrey - $82 million
Ellen DeGeneres - $70 million
Jay Z - $60 million
Floyd Mayweather - $105 million
Rihanna - $48 million
Katy Perry - $40 million
Robert Downey Jr. - $75 million

RELATED: Jay Z & Beyonce's "On The Run Tour" Set To Earn 2nd Highest Gross Revenue Per Show Ever


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  • Lawrence

    Lol at people who are saying 50 'broke' or 'ain't got it like we think'... This is a specific one year time frame, during which he didn't drop an Album, go on tour, launch a brand new product or anything like that... He's still been on Forbes' list every single year without an Album since '09... You can't front on him, lol...

  • Anonymous

    Jimmy told TMZ Curtis is broke.

  • Anonymous

    This is fuckin insane. People making 50+ millions in 1 fuckin year. This is fuckin ridiculous...A lot of them people have no real talent at all. It's so disproportionate, it's unbelievable. The average hard working person won't even make 1/10th of that in their lifetime.. Shit, give me 3,4 millions and i'll be set for life.

  • Anonymous

    Curly is broke. He ain't got it like he wants people to think he got it

  • Anonymous

    Just look at all that money being made! Go and check out thegrandreport(dot)com, they have some good videos on there too!

  • Anonymous

    50 nowhere to be found lol

    • Anonymous

      50 got more than 100 millions, probably closer to 150-200 millions

    • Anonymous

      smh....50 dose not need to be on the forbes list to prove his is rich, i find it sad and funny how internet gangsters be laughing at someone not being on the forbes list but mean while in the real world 50 still has 100mill to his name, instead of you looking at others people money why don't you try and make the forbes list your self?????? The black race is shocking.

  • Anonymous

    gtfo with that shallow shit they dont do shit for the community's but poison it with their bullshit influence you sound like a unconscious fool.

  • Anonymous

    What makes them so powerful? Are they creating laws or something?

    • Anonymous

      Money talks. Celebrities have a lot more influence not because of their money, but what they can do with it

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