What do a former “Fly Girl,” a billionaire media mogul and a rowdy Bajan songstress have in common? They’re three entertainers who made Forbes magazine’s Celebrity 100 list of the most powerful celebrities in the world. Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Rihanna are all in the top five of this year’s Celebrity 100 countdown from the mag.
The annual rankings of the “Cool Kids of Hollywood” is based on entertainment-related earnings and media visibility. Last year, Forbes ranked Lady Gaga No. 1 in 2011 followed by Oprah at No. 2 and Justin Bieber at No. 3. Surprisingly, Winfrey and the 18-year-old pop star kept their position on this year’s Celebrity 100 list.
In addition to earnings and press power, popularity on social media sites is taken into account.
Check out the top 10 list of Forbes Celebrity 100 below.