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Beyonce Tops Forbes' Celebrity 100 List

06/30/2014 12:07 pm ET | Updated Jun 30, 2014
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Earning an estimated $115 million between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014, Queen B is royalty for a reason. The Forbes annual Celebrity list ranks the world's hottest stars based on money and fame -- and though Beyonce may not have been the top earner over the past 12 months, it's her A-list status and endless projects that put her on top.

According to Forbes, the biggest year of Beyonce's career is courtesy of her massive Mrs. Carter tour, which brought in an average of $2.4 million per city on the 95 show tour. Add to that the smash hit album "Beyonce," which was dropped without warning, broke records selling 617,000 copies in just three days -- not to mention her single "Drunk in Love" has already sold more than 1 million copies.

In addition to being named Time's most influential celebrity a few months back, the 32-year-old also rakes in millions "endorsing companies like H&M and Pepsi. She has a line of fragrances with names like Heat, Rise and Pulse, and then there’s her clothing company House of Dereon, which features jeans, shoes and accessories," according to Forbes.

Here's the top five celebrities on Forbes Celebrity 100 list:

  • 1 Beyonce
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  • 2 LeBron James
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    LeBron made an estimated $72 million.
  • 3 Dr. Dre
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    Forbes pegs Dr. Dre’s earnings at $620 million thanks to Apple’s purchase of his Beats by Dre for $3 billion.
  • 4 Oprah Winfrey
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    Oprah Winfrey falls to fourth place this year with an estimated $82 million in earnings
  • 5 Ellen DeGeneres
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    Meanwhile, everyone's favorite talk show host Ellen Degeneres, rounds out the top 5, earning an estimated $70 million in the last 12 months.

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