All Hail The Queen: Beyoncé Named As The World’s Most Powerful Celebrity
Well, Beyoncé just topped another list over at Forbes.
Earlier today, the business publication released their 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list for 2013-2014 and Blue Ivy’s mama was number one.
“The biggest year of Queen B’s career comes courtesy of a massive tour,” Forbes explained. “The superstar singer played 95 shows, bringing in an average $2.4 million per city, according to Pollstar. She also dropped her most innovative album. Titled simply ‘Beyoncé,’ the record hit iTunes in December with barely any publicity; the single ‘Drunk in Love’ has already sold more than 1 million copies.”
The list was based on earnings over the past year and how frequently each celebrity was mentioned in print media, television, radio and 11 social media sites. Coming in at number two is Miami Heat star LeBron James.
“Back-to-back championships and four MVP awards have made LeBron James the king of the NBA,” the site detailed. “James is the NBA’s biggest endorsement star, thanks to deals with Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Upper Deck and others. Sales of his signature Nike shoes were tops among active players at $300 million in the U.S. during 2013, according to research firm SportsOneSource, and his jersey was the NBA’s best-seller. James’ earnings also got a boost from the sale of Beats to Apple for $3 billion. James owned a small piece of the business and helped make the brand a must-have accessory by outfitting the 2008 U.S. Olympic basketball team in Beijing in the high-priced headphones.”
Bey even beat out Dr. Dre, who made headlines this year for Apple’s recent acquisition of his Beats by Dre electronics company and 2012-2013’s most powerful celebrity, Oprah Winfrey, who came in at number four this year. We certainly can’t hate on Mrs. Carter. She has been putting in major work these days.
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