June 26, 2013


Divas Rule Forbes Celebrity 100: Gaga, Beyoncé, Madonna & Taylor in Top 10

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Twenty musicians made Forbes' annual Celebrity 100 list, which ranks the most powerful celebs of the last 12 months based on Internet presence, press clips, TV mentions and "how they're viewed by American consumers." Music divas ruled the Top 10, including Lady GagaBeyonce, Madonna and Taylor Swift. Oh, and Justin Bieber, if you consider him a diva... 

Gaga landed at No. 2, just behind Oprah at No. 1 (natch). Forbes reported that Mother Monster earned $80 million last year (despite a hip injury cancelling her most recent tour). 

Bey nabbed the No. 4 spot, while her husband Jay-Z landed at No. 32. Madonna took No. 5 and Swift No. 6.

Two male musicians also made the Top 10: Bon Jovi at No. 7 and Biebs at No. 9. And stars from EDM (David Guetta, Calvin Harris), country (Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney) and hip hop (Kanye West, Dr. Dre) all made the list, too.

Check out where music stars ranked below, and see the full list of 100 right here

2. Lady Gaga
4. Beyonce
5. Madonna
6. Taylor Swift
7. Bon Jovi
9. Justin Bieber
12. Jennifer Lopez
13. Rihanna
14. Coldplay
17. Simon Cowell
18. Katy Perry
32. Jay-Z
35. Will Smith
43. Toby Keith
46. Carrie Underwood
47. Kenny Chesney
59. Kanye West
63. Dr. Dre
66. Kim Kardashian
68. Calvin Harris
69. David Guetta
96. Zooey Deschanel