From Forbes Magazine,
Beyoncé Knowles (No. 1) topped Forbes’ 15th annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world’s most powerful celebrities for the first time since she debuted on the list in 2004.
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.
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.
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