Beyoncé Tops Forbes Celebrity 100 List

By Annie Reuter

Beyoncé‘s empire is getting a boost from Forbes.

The singer has just topped the magazine’s Celebrity 100 List, thanks in part to her stellar 2013 with the help of her surprise album release Beyoncé and a massive tour.

According to Pollstar, Beyoncé played 95 shows, which brought in an average of $2.4 million per date. Additionally, her single “Drunk in Love” has gone platinum and sold more than 1 million copies.

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That’s not all, though. Queen Bey’s empire extends from music into fashion and soft drinks, as she has endorsed H&M and Pepsi as well as released a line of fragrances. All of these ventures and her clothing company House of Dereon have earned her $115 million between June 1, 2013, and June 1, 2014, Forbes reports.

The singer also kicked off her first world tour with husband Jay Z last week, which may help the singer garner the top spot again next year. Jay Z comes in sixth place on Forbes‘ list with $60 million in earnings.

Second place this year is basketball player LeBron James who is estimated to have received $72 million last year. Close behind is Dr. Dre who earned $620 million this past year thanks to the purchase of Beats by Dre by Apple for $3 billion. Oprah, who was No. 1 on the list last year, comes in at No. 4 with an estimated $82 million in earnings. Meanwhile, fellow talk show host Ellen DeGeneres ranks No. 5 with an estimated $70 million.


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