[Debuts] Forbes: 25 Most Powerful Female Singers Since '99.
Some bitches top charts. Other bitches get paid to top charts.
In honor of the Forbes Celebrity 100 annual bloodbath that will continue this Wednesday as the 2012 list is revealed, I decided to backtrack to 1999 when the list first began. This list is ranked on the total amounts made since the Forbes list began in 1999 all the way to 2011, each female is ranked based only on the years she was on the list added into one total figure. The Celebrity 100, which includes film and television actors, TV personalities, models, athletes, authors, musicians and comedians, is a measure of entertainment-related earnings and media visibility (exposure in print, television, radio and online).
To compile our earnings numbers, we talk to industry insiders including agents, lawyers, producers and other experts to come up with an estimate for what each celebrity earned between May 1, 2010, and May 1, 2011. Earnings consist of pretax gross income. Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted. Online exposure is measured using Google ( GOOG - news - people ). Press mentions come from Factiva, and we use Lexis/Nexis to find out how many times each star was mentioned on television or on the radio. We comb through dozens of magazines from the past 12 months to count how many times each star appeared on covers. Twitter followers and Facebook fans are measured using Twitter and Facebook searches.
25. Ashley Tisdale - $5.5 million
24. Alicia Keys - $15 million
23. Carrie Underwood - $23 million
22. Gwen Stefani - $27 million
21. Bette Midler - $31 million
20. Tina Turner - $31 million
19. Jessica Simpson - $33 million
18. Adele - $35 million (debut)
17. Hilary Duff - $38 million
16. Pink - $44 million
15. The Dixie Chicks - $47 million
14. Rihanna - $53 million (debut)
13. Mariah Carey - $58 million
12. The Spice girls - $70 million
11. Shania Twain - $82 million
10. Katy Perry - $89 million
9. Miley Cyrus - $98 million
8. Cher - $101.1 million
7. Taylor Swift - $165 million
6. Jennifer Lopez - $191.4 million
5. Lady Gaga - $204 million
4. Britney Spears - $234.7 million
3. Celine Dion - $279.5 million
2. Beyoncé - $352 million
1. Madonna - $373 million
Trust me when I say you will GAG.
When Britney cleans up, she cleans up very well, much better than Beyonce...EdgeOfRetardation
Last edited by satellites.™ 5/17/2012 at 11:02 AM.
I rushed in here thinking the list had been revealed early.
Originally posted by Justin Bieber
if Anyone believes i need rehab thats their own stupidity lol I'm 19 with 5 number one albums, 19 and I've seen the whole world. 19 and I've accomplished more than I could've ever dreamed of, i'm 19 and it must be scary to some people to think that this is just the beginning. I know my talent level and i know i got my head on straight.
This only includes the last 13 years of Madonna's career and she will be Top 10.
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I'm learning lessons to make mistakes
. . .If I get burned, no embers break.
You told me I'm my destiny
. . . While your power gets the best of me..
Repeatedly, I get neglected.
. . .You claim that I am unperfected..