Taylor Swift Reps Country in Top 20 of Forbes Celebrity 100 List
The 2014 Forbes Celebrity 100 list has been announced, and a few artists are holding it down for country music. Taylor Swift, Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney all make the list that celebrates the most powerful celebrities.
Compiled by Forbes, the annual list is created by a combination of artist earnings, mentions in print, TV and radio, social media impact and impact ranking (one that Forbes designs).
Swift sits highest for the country genre at No. 18 — no surprise considering her worldwide superstar status and genre-crossing talent. The singer has more than 41 million followers on Twitter alone. Keith comes in at No. 51, while Chesney is sitting pretty at No. 70. Much like Keith, Chesney makes a large portion of his money from songwriting and touring — he’s also the inspiration behind Blue Chair Bay rum.
Beyonce tops the overall list in 2014 with an estimated $115 million in earnings, according to Forbes. She joins LeBron James, Dr. Dre, Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGenres as the list’s Top 5. Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, took the No. 6 spot, followed by Floyd Mayweather, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Robert Downey Jr.
The full list of the Forbes Celebrity 100 is here.
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