10 Most Powerful Celebrities in the World
Forbes’ annual list of the 100 most powerful celebrities is out. This list is put together fafter factors such as income, Google hits, fan base, press clips and magazine covers are taken into account. Here’s the top 10 most powerful celebrities of 2014.
10- Robert Downey Junior
With an estimated wealth of $75 Million, this Avenger Super Hero starts our list at number 10. In his interview with Vanity Fair, September of this year, he came clean about substance abuse, rehab and passing out cold on his son’s bed. He loves his junk, sugar-high food and delights at the idea of eating Domino’s pizza with carbonara inside every slice! You might frown but his honesty is dizzying. His new installation of Avengers comes out next year.
9- Katy Perry
After her well publicised divorce from Russell Brand in 2012, Perry took her broken heart and toured the World, amassing a wealth of $40 million. Her Prismatic tour 4250,00which she will embark on is expected to gross $100 million. This is one enthroned woman who is just soaring higher.
Standing at $48 million, Rihanna has several publicity stunts under her belt; remember that nipple affair at Paris Fashion Week? Her little daring stunt perhaps inspired the ‘Free the Nipple’ campaign that has the support of many supermodels such as Cara Delvigne. I follow her on Instagram and she comes across as a great lover of children, with pictures of her little niece posted every other day. She’s a heady mix of naughty and nice and her development is followed through beady eyes as she grows bolder with every passing year.
7- Floyd Mayweather
Reported at possessing a wealth of $105 million, this World Champion does not shy away from spending money. He lavishes on a private jet for his bodyguards, carries $1 million in his hockey bag, eats greasy chicken nuggets and chips while buying his daughter $250,000 earrings and throws away underwear and socks after each use. Phew!
Part of NYC’s royalty Jay Z with his wife Beyonce, forms an extraordinarily powerful couple. During Obama’s re-election they threw a huge fundraiser in honour of the campaign. His tour with Justin Timberlake this summer is said to bring in $100,000 per show!
5- Ellen De Generes
This talk show host has a very keen eye for interior designing, undertaking projects on half a dozen homes that she’s bought in Southern California. She also thinks that the baby born to Ryan Gosling Eva Mendes is the most beautiful baby. Her witty remarks and host of celebrity friends make her a very likeable celebrity indeed.
4- Oprah Winfrey
Winfrey’s acting role in Lee Daniel’s ‘The Butler’ received her many award nominations in the beginning of 2014. Her cable network ‘OWN’ also joined in her steady income source in 2013. Adding the revenues coming in from her talk show, her magazine, her radio show, she made a whopping $82 million last year.
3- Dr Dre
Amassing a wealth of $60 Million, Dr Dre in this year alone earned more (mainly due to his sale of Beats to Apple for $3 billion), than any entertainer under Forbes’ evaluation.
2- LeBron James
The King of NBA also profited when Apple bought Beats for $3 billion. He owned a small share in the business and helped raise the profile of the iconic headphones by wearing them during the 2008 Beijing Olympics where he represented the U.S. basketball team. His other endorsements include Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Upper Deck amongst others which makes him the most endorsed star of NBA.
This incredible singer, woman, mother, wife has so far completed 95 shows taking in an average $2.4 million per city. Her rendition to baby Blue Ivy at this year’s MTV VMA’s may just be the most heart-wrenching thing ever seen at an awards show.