Top 10 Most Powerful Celebrities in the World as per Forbes
The article presents the Forbes top 10 most powerful celebrities. What makes one celebrity powerful among the people besides their financial state? Of course, their influence and the media attention they get if they are at the peak of their respective career. You, the fans are making one person famous due to their qualities and talent they posses, so it is good to know which celebrities are taking over the world this year. Some of them might surprise you if you aren’t in their specific field of work, but there is no doubt you will find people that are amazing when it comes to their qualities they are offering to the world. Money also has a significant role in this list. So the people, you will read about in this article, are without a doubt some of the richest people on the planet. Their charisma and arrogance sometimes is the key for people to find something interesting in their personalities and fall in love immediately.
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#1) Beyonce – the Most Powerful Celebrity in the World as per Forbes
“On the Run” is one of the main reasons why Beyonce is so popular this year. It is a monstrous tour with 21 dates and is spread over the country and only one European city – Paris. Her new album simply called Beyonce is her latest musical edition. And it is probably her best work since she released all of her songs with videos to make the musical experience more pleasuring. Keep in mind, the album wasn’t supported by any kind of advertising strategies, which from a revolutionary standpoint, it is pretty amazing because some of the tracks are bought millions of times on iTunes. Beyonce currently runs this world since she is Jay-Z’s wife, who is one of the most powerful hip hop artists of this era, and their daughter has received as much attention as Kanye’s – North West. After her start with the group – Destiny’s Child, her career is aiming only towards success and nothing else. Her husband has made a significant change to it since he provided a lot of help and quality decisions.
#2) LeBron James
Profession: NBA Player
It is fair to ask how is it possible an NBA player to be on the 2nd spot in this list next to Beyonce. It is only fair if you don’t want the NBA because this superstar is one of the most powerful and most wanted people in the League. This year, his contract with the Miami Heat was finished, which means that he is a free agent. Basically, Free Agency is a state where one player is free and without of contract, so whichever team offers the best opportunities for him, the free player is able to sign a deal. So, you can imagine how many teams were in pursuit of the two-time NBA champion. LeBron with the Heat are 4 times Lebron in the NBA Finals, and they’ve lost in these from the San Antonio Spurs. The drama continues when the Cleveland Cavaliers offered a contract to LeBron. Keep in mind, the Cavs where his first team to play in, but more importantly, Cleveland is his home town and the place he left in pursuit of an NBA title. A Few days ago, LeBron announced that he will return to his home and sign a deal with the Cavs. He is one of the highest paid NBA players in the world today.
#3) Dr. Dre
Profession: Music Producer
Dr. Dre is one of the most respected hip hop artists (rapper) in the music industry and when he announces a new track, everyone listens. Maybe you didn’t know, but the headphones “Beats by Dre” are his work and they made a significant impact over the years. Kids and adults were using them just because they can offer a unique sound, unlike any other headphones in the world. Also, they are created by the legendary Dre, so why they wouldn’t be great, right? The gigantic billion dollar company – Apple noticed that people really like to use his headphones with their iPhone smartphones, so they made an offer to Dr. Dre in May, to sell them the brand “Beats by Dre” for 3 Billion dollars. It is a deal of the century for the hip hop artists who grew up on the poor side of Compton, California. Of course, he agreed to that, and this has increased his net worth in an enormous amount – $620 million. Who would’ve thought a rapper from the hip hop group N.W.A will be a multimillionaire with such proportions? With his gigantic net worth and earnings, he is the richest rapper in the world.
#4) Oprah Winfrey
This woman is doing an outstanding job, no matter what she agrees to do. Her talk show is one of the most watched TV shows in the world and has been that way for a very long time. When it comes to talk shows, Oprah is the leader! But, she can be an amazing actress if she picks the right role in the movie. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” was an enormous success for her since she did a fascinating job as an actress. People loved her performance and expected to win an Oscar for a supporting role, but it never happened. Many were suggesting that Oprah was robbed, which is a proof that people really loved her part in the movie. Oprah has made a huge progress in her talk shows, but also helped many quality people to attract her audience and learn something new. That was the case with the famous Dr. Oz, which Oprah said is the “America’s doctor” and no other had the same influence as Mehmet Oz. Winfrey is one of the most powerful women, one of the richest black women and richest African American woman in the world.
#5) Ellen DeGeneres – One of the Most Powerful Celebrities
Profession: Comedian, Director, Producer
It shouldn’t surprise you that Ellen is on this list since she is probably the most likeable person when it comes to TV shows. Everyone is interested and amused by her style of leading her show, and it is a good reason why she was offered the role to host the Oscars again. To be honest, it was a huge success for her since she did a marvelous job on that show. A proof for that is her famous tweet with some of the most famous actors in the world. That picture broke the record which the president Obama was holding it until that moment. It was the most re-tweeted post in history. But, she is outstanding in other areas such as producing pilots for the CW and NBC called One Big Happy, which is a lesbian-themed comedy. Many of you might not be aware of her stand up career, which she started with the appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johhny Carson. Ellen is making her way through the numerous shows you can see on TV, and it is all because of her unique approach to the show.
#6) Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter
Profession: Rap Artist
The music business can’t go without one of the strongest people – Jay-Z. His name is well-known to the people that are supporting the hip hop culture since he made so many important changes, which the audience should see, and to be grateful about. The people love Shawn Carter and everything he does. The Roc Nation Empire is spreading as time passes by because Jay is constantly working on it since he has done his latest album – Magna Carta Holly Grail. You should be reminded that this album has scored 1 million sales because of the deal with Samsung to purchase those copies. Instant platinum is an achievement that none of the other rap artists have achieved. Also, let’s not forget his wife – Beyonce who is “On the Run” tour to celebrate her latest and best musical achievement – Beyonce the album. “Beyonce” was released in one day with videos for every song and without previous commercial background. His wife also tops this list.
#7) Floyd Mayweather
Mayweather is one of the most unique boxers since the Mike Tyson era. He is an amazing and determined athlete, which is aware of its capabilities and always tries to achieve more in his career. Many people will say that Floyd is a celebrity because he is undefeated champion and his financial numbers are enormous, but the reality is that he has an interesting way of showing that he is rich. Besides his capabilities since he is probably the most vicious boxer in his era, Floyd enjoys spending his money in a way that you can only see it in the movies. Of course, he can brag with it because he is the first athlete after Tiger Woods to earn more than $100 million in one year. Just a few days ago, Floyd has announced that he will fight Marcos Maidana again, and the fight has a nickname – Mayhem. Keep in mind, Floyd Mayweather has an excellent boxing record of 46 wins and 0 losses and won ten world titles. With multimillions in earnings, Floyd is one of the highest paid athletes on Earth.
People love Rihanna because she is honest and always transparent with her fans. In her social media account you will notice her willingness to connect with her fans and share mutual love for the things she does in her life. She is the 3rd most famous person there, because Justin Bieber is still leading in that field. Rihanna’s ability to showcase what she does every day without any sort of restriction, isn’t the only thing that makes the a powerful celebrity. The songs “We Found Love” and “Diamonds” were some of the most played tracks on the radios all over the world. But, her beginning with the songs such as “Pon de Replay”and “Umbrella” made her one of the most powerful pop stars in history. The fans should thank her for her album “Good Girl Gone Bad” because she has transformed herself into the sex symbol she is today, which is one of the reasons why people love her presence.
#9) Katy Perry
Sometimes having shows and concerts isn’t enough for the people to start appreciating you. Katy only had 20 shows this year is still one of the most influential artists of the modern music and she is doing a magnificent job when it comes to her songs and music videos because there isn’t any pop start that is near her unique style. Maybe you are wondering how Perry is earning money in order to be among the most powerful celebrities? In order to find out, the deal with CoverGirl should be enough for it since it is a brand that Katty gets paid to endorse. But, that isn’t all because she is ready for private parties if you have enough money for it because her earnings are $44 Million this year. In 2013, she did a gig at Caesars Palace, which was an outstanding performance. Also, you might see her at Sweet 16 parties, too. At the end of the day, Katy is one of the most influential women in this decade because she was the “Woman of the Year” according to Billboard.
#10) Robert Downey Jr.
It is a rarity to find out that someone doesn’t like Robert and his acting roles. He made an enormous success with the Iron Man franchise and people would be devasted if another actor tries to take his part. He has proven himself to be an excellent actor since his first role in the movie “Pound”. Downey Jr. Even he did a great job in “Sherlock Holmes” movies because the movies have earned more than $500 million worldwide. Since we are on that subject, Robert is currently working on “Sherlock Holmes 3” and the continuation for the Iron Man 4 will be filmed after the release of the latest Sherlock movie. People love Robert’s arrogance and they don’t care if this actor wasn’t able to earn the Oscar because they are trying to copy his style and be such as he. But, at this moment Robert is happy to know that he and his wife Susan are going to have a daughter this fall, and he told his fans on Twitter. With millions of dollars in cash, Downey is one of the highest paid actors.