The world's most powerful celebrities
J.Lo's Stunning Career Reincarnation Puts Her No. 1 On The Celebrity 100
America's only African-American billionaire weathered some negative headlines in the past year, but her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) looks to be turning the corner. Despite low ratings early on, a deal with Comcast means OWN can now be seen in 83 million homes.
The Canadian crooner has sold over 12 million albums since his 2009 debut and boasts 21 million Twitter followers, second only to Lady Gaga. With 750 million views, his breakout ballad "Baby" is the most-watched video in YouTube history; his 43 million Facebook fans are more than Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's followers combined.
The Barbados-born diva lands on our list for the first time thanks to hits including "We Found Love" and "Talk That Talk," as well as endorsements with the likes of Vita Coco and Nivea. Her fragrance, Reb'l Fleur, adds millions more to her coffers, as does her heavy touring schedule that included over 85 shows in the past 12 months. With over 53 million Facebook fans, she's second only to Eminem.
Lady Gaga may have been ousted by JLo on the top spot of FORBES 2012's list of the Most Powerful Celebrities, but she still holds court over some 26 million Little Monsters. She raked in $52 million over the past year, a massive haul for the artist, whose "Born This Way Ball" tour kicked off in April.
Conspicuously absent from our 2011 list due to limited touring, Britney blasts back to the top this year with over 75 shows in the past 12 months. She also earns millions from endorsements and a fragrance line with Elizabeth Arden.
Kim Kardashian walked down the aisle in August, 2011 and more than 10 million viewers tuned in on October 9th when E! aired its over-the-top 4-hour wedding special. Just three weeks later Kardashian filed for divorce and a media frenzy ensued. As a result, her famous face was on the covers of more than 63 magazines in the last twelve months.
Quick, who are the only two musicians in history to have five No. 1 singles from the same album? Michael Jackson and Katy Perry. The latter accomplished that feat with 2010 smash Teenage Dream, which continues to garner considerable airplay, and dollars, for the "Firework" singer. Her California Dreams Tour grossed nearly $60 million.
Thanks to Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Cruise landed in the Top 10 of our Celebrity 100 this year. Cruise was all but written off after a string of incidents in 2005 including jumping on Oprah's couch and the subsequent "poor" performance ofMission: Impossible 3. This year proved that you should never underestimate Cruise's star power. Ghost Protocol earned $700 million
Director of 26 films, Steven Spielberg scored his 13th Oscar nomination for best picture last year with War Horse. He's hoping to do same with his anticipated holiday film Lincoln. His DreamWorks studio made a big push into TV with four shows including the expensive Terra Nova, which was canceled, and the buzzed-about Smash which, despite weak ratings, has been picked up for a second season under a
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