Beyonce Replaces Oprah as Forbes Most Influential Celebrity

has proven she is the queen in the entertainment industry as she nabs the crown for most influential celebrity from last year’s top placer, Oprah Winfrey, Forbes reported.

The 32-year-old diva sits at No. 1 on Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 list, beating top contenders LeBron James, Ellen DeGeneres, Dr Dre, Oprah and even her husband Jay Z, thanks to her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2014 which made a whooping $2.4 million average at each one of its 95 stops, according to Pollstar.

Beyonce’s fortune is summed up from a number one self-titled album – topping charts with little promotions, a platinum single “Drunk In Love,” different endorsements like Pepsi and H&M, line of fragrances and a clothing company called House of Dereon. She is estimated to have earned $115 million between June 1, 2013 to June 1 of this year.

And not only does Queen B sit pretty on the throne as the single most influential celebrity, she and her husband Jay Z- who places sixth on the list – are also one of the most powerful couples in the world.

He may not have made it to top five, but Jay Z still boasts an estimated $60 million earnings, securing him the sixth spot on the top ten. He has his latest album “Magna Carta… Holy Grail,” several live shows, a growing Roc Nation empire and business ventures – including his 40/40 nightclub chain and D’ Ussé cognac – to thank for.



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01 July, 2014

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