FORBES CELEBRITY 100 _ Beyoncé Knowles (No. 1) topped Forbes’ 15th annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world’s most powerful celebrities. LeBron James (No. 2), the NBA’s top player, who just opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat to explore other options, moved up to No. 2 from the 16th spot last year. Dr. Dre (No. 3), who moved up from the 63rd spot, earned $620 million in 2014, which is more money earned in the past 12 months than any other celebrity in the history of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Oprah Winfrey (No. 4) fell to fourth place from the top spot last year, primarily because the three people ranked above her on this year’s list currently have more influence and power.

… Celebs are ranked by earnings, social media, traditional media exposure and more. The top ten are:

  1. Beyoncé Knowles
  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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