Out of the 10 most powerful and highest earning celebs of 2014, 7 of them are blacks! Amazing!
Kim Kardashian was also got the #80 spot on the list, above Oscar-winning actresses Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and Natalie Portman, as well as powerhouse authors Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and Veronica Roth.
With this achievement, Kim has officially cemented her status as the queen of the famous-for-being-famous. She’s the only star to make the 2014 list with reality television as her main claim to fame. And Forbes says she raked in an estimated $28 million over the last 12 months with the bulk of her fortune coming from:
- Her public appearances – that is, showing up at club and shop openings, parties, or events;
- Earnings from the Kardashian Kollection, a cut of the DASH boutique’s earnings, some of the money made from the Kardashian Beauty & Tanning lines;
- and (of course) from social media aka when she tweets ads out to her millions of followers! Kim alone has 21.9 million followers on Twitter and 15.7 million on Instagram. Such is her popularity that a recent shot of the star wearing a blonde wig received well over 700,000 Instagram “likes.”
Her hubby, Kanye West, was named #20 on the list.
See the top 10 most powerful celebs and how much they earned from June 2013 to June 2014 below..
1. Beyonce: $115million
3. Dr. Dre – $620million
4.Oprah Winfrey- $82million
5. Ellen DeGeneres – $70million
6 .Jay Z – $60million
7. Floyd Mayweather– $105million
8. Rihanna – $48million
9. Katy Perry- $40million
10. Robert Downey Jnr – $75million.