Oprah Loses Her Spot as the Most Powerful Celebrity — Who’s the New No. 1?

Jun 30, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Forbes magazine today unveiled its annual Celebrity 100 List ranking the most powerful celebrities, and perennial front-runner Oprah Winfrey fell out of the top spot, dropping all the way to No. 4, The Guardian reports.

The new No. 1 is R&B star Beyonce.

"The singer earns an estimated $115 million per year, making $2.4 million per stop on the massive On the Run tour," the story reports. "Her husband Jay-Z is part of the same tour and also made the top 10, earning an estimated $60 million per year."

The report notes: "It was a good year for minorities on the list — seven of the top eight most powerful celebrities, according to Forbes, are black; one, comedian Ellen DeGeneres, is gay. The magazine ranked the celebrities in order of their wealth and influence, measured by media appearances."

The report notes that on last year's list, six of the 10 top positions were held by women, but only two of the 10 — Oprah and Beyonce — were African-Americans.

"There was more reshuffling elsewhere on the list," the report notes. "Justin Bieber fell to 33 from number nine. Tennis star Roger Federer, director Steven Spielberg and the rock band Bon Jovi dropped out of the top 10 but still made the top 20."

Here's the Top 10:

1. Beyonce
2. LeBron James
3. Dr Dre
4. Oprah Winfrey
5. Ellen DeGeneres
6. Jay-Z
7. Floyd Mayweather
8. Rihanna
9. Katy Perry
10. Robert Downey Jr.


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