Forbes.com has published the names of its top 100 most powerful celebrities. BeyoncĂ© has climbed to the top of the list for 2014, after “an amazing year, featuring a massive tour.” Here’s part ofÂ Forbes’ ringing endorsement, “BeyoncĂ© doesnâ€™t stop with music— sheâ€™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 thereâ€™s her clothing company House of Dereon, which features jeans, shoes and accessories. All together we estimate that BeyoncĂ© earned $115 million between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014.”
Forbesâ€™ annual Celebrity 100 list ranks the top stars from the worlds of movies, TV, music, sports, books and modelling based on money, and fame.