Beyoncé Knowles Tops The FORBES Celebrity 100 List


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” becausejay 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.



#1 Beyonce Knowles 32 $115 M Musicians
#2 LeBron James 29 $72 M Athletes
#3 Dr. Dre 49 $620 M Musicians
#4 Oprah Winfrey 60 $82 M Personalities
#5 Ellen DeGeneres 56 $70 M Personalities
#6 Jay-Z 44 $60 M Musicians
#7 Floyd Mayweather 37 $105 M Athletes
#8 Rihanna 26 $48 M Musicians
#9 Katy Perry 29 $40 M Musicians
#10 Robert Downey Jr 49 $75 M Actors
#11 Steven Spielberg 67 $100 M Directors/Producers
#12 Jennifer Lawrence 23 $34 M Actresses
#13 Bon Jovi - $82 M Musicians
#13 Bruno Mars 28 $60 M Musicians
#15 Kobe Bryant 35 $62 M Athletes
#16 Roger Federer 32 $55 M Athletes
#17 Miley Cyrus 20 $36 M Musicians
#18 Taylor Swift 24 $64 M Musicians
#19 Lady Gaga 28 $33 M Musicians
#20 Kanye West 37 $30 M Musicians

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