Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Beyonce on the Cover of Forbes :-D get it b1tch!


Celebrity 100
Inside Beyonce's Entertainment Empire
Lacey Rose, 06.03.09, 06:00 PM EDT
Forbes Magazine dated June 22, 2009

Beyonce Knowles is a perfectionist. That's how she rakes in $87 million a year.



On a crisp Thursday evening in late April a Cadillac Escalade barrels down a cross street in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, coming to a halt before the School of Visual Arts. Four-and-a-half-inch heels emerge, then the rest of Beyoncé Knowles, wearing a crowd-delighting, hip-hugging, black-sequined Balmain dress. Flashbulbs and shrieks explode from a gathering in the hundreds. The 27-year-old singer is there to promote Obsessed, a movie thriller she's been plugging relentlessly since the beginning of the week. Beyoncé works the crowd for 45 minutes before heading into the theater. With two bodyguards, a publicist and a stylist alongside, she takes questions from the press. Yes, she did get bruised while filming the fight scene. That hoax, where Howard Stern played a distorted version of "If I Were a Boy," making her sound grotesquely off-key--oh, that was silly.

After the premiere Beyoncé headed to a party at the Bowery Hotel. It had been quite a day. Call time at the Today show was 6 a.m. to rehearse and get made up for a live interview and performance. After that she appears on The View (11 a.m.) before heading over to tape Larry King [not quite] Live, followed by 106 & Park at BET. She has a few hours to herself at a downtown apartment.

That's the way much of her life has played out for the past 20 years--one reason she has sold upward of 118 million records, won ten Grammys, starred in seven films and headlined three solo tours. This year she will bring in an estimated $87 million from publishing and music sales, touring and other performances, film work, her fashion collection and endorsement deals. That diversified portfolio helps her land at number 4 on the FORBES Celebrity 100 list, a ranking based on income and visibility. Beyoncé constantly works and reworks her act, watching every two-hour performance on tour--even after her hundredth appearance--taking notes on how to improve. "I'm never satisfied," she says, adding with a nervous laugh, "I'm sure sometimes it's not easy working for me." Then, seriously: "I've never met anyone that works harder than me in my industry."

In Pictures: How Beyonce Makes Her Millions

Such diligence invites comparison with another 27-year-old at the top of the charts. Britney Spears is a study in contrast. After peaking early she has demonstrated a spectacular capacity for melting down. (Spears, number 13 on our list, is back on tour--and reportedly on medication.) "I've worked too hard and sacrificed too much to do something silly that would mess up the brand I've created all of these years," says Beyoncé. To say nothing of the jobs of the roughly 400 people who work for her or her enterprises.

Beyoncé grew up in a four-bedroom home in Houston's upscale third ward with her father, Mathew, a salesman at Xerox ( XRX - news - people ) (later at Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ - news - people )); mother, Tina, a hair salon owner; and younger sister, Solange, now a singer. A dance teacher spotted Beyoncé and encouraged the shy first-grader to enroll in her school's talent show--the first of three dozen competitions she won over the next few years. At age 9 Beyoncé joined and devoted every spare minute to an R&B group called Girlz Tyme, which didn't produce an album but did make it to Star Search.

Soon after, her father quit his day job to take over the group, imposing a boot camp regimen, cutting members and changing its name to Destiny's Child. Under his authority the band rehearsed for hours every day, working with a media coach, a choreographer and a voice teacher who lived for a time in an apartment over their garage. Knowles jogged with the girls as they sang, an exercise to build stamina, and booked them anywhere he could. "There was nothing too small or too large," he recalls--church services, grocery store openings, fashion shows, Six Flags ( SIX - news - people ). When it wasn't performing, the group was practicing. Unrelentingly. "Repetition, repetition," says her dad. "Beyoncé has always had such passion about music that she never complained about doing it again."

She still doesn't, judging by the number of takes she endured on a set at the Silvercup Studios in Long Island City, N.Y. It was 10 a.m. the Friday before her premiere, and Beyoncé had already spent an hour-plus at a morning workout with her personal trainer. She gave over much of the day to produce public service announcements and ad spots for the Feeding America campaign, an effort with General Mills ( GIS - news - people ). Beyoncé has spent considerable time (and money) on charities--she and her family created the Survivor Foundation to provide temporary housing to Hurricane Katrina and other disaster victims; she donated her acting salary from playing the once-drug-addicted blues singer Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) to Phoenix House. This six-hour ordeal of radio and TV spots plus a print ad wasn't totally selfless: General Mills is sponsoring the U.S. leg of her I Am tour this summer. Concertgoers will be able to donate nonperishable goods.


TOP 10
  1. Angelina Jolie
  2. Oprah Winfrey
  3. Madonna
  4. Beyoncé Knowles
  5. Tiger Woods
  6. Bruce Springsteen
  7. Steven Spielberg
  8. Jennifer Aniston
  9. Brad Pitt
  10. Kobe Bryant


The Celebrity 100

#4 Beyonce Knowles - The 2009 Celebrity 100

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GAG B1TCHES!


DO YOU REALIZE BEY MADE MORE THAN JAY, DIDDY & 50 CENT COMBINED?

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RankNamePay ($mil)Web RankPress RankTV Rank
1 Angelina Jolie 27 3 5 3
2 Oprah Winfrey 275 4 8 2
3 Madonna 110 9 6 8
4 Beyonce Knowles 87 2 20 16
5 Tiger Woods 110 54 4 4
6 Bruce Springsteen 70 32 19 25
7 Steven Spielberg 150 48 26 48
8 Jennifer Aniston 25 6 30 21
9 Brad Pitt 28 11 7 6
10 Kobe Bryant 45 53 10 15
11 Will Smith 45 37 18 17
12 Dr. Phil McGraw 80 74 55 10
13 Britney Spears 35 10 16 11
14 David Letterman 45 35 36 9
15 Coldplay 70 64 17 57
16 Adam Sandler 55 25 43 44
17 Harrison Ford 65 13 48 75
18 Michael Jordan 45 19 33 39
19 LeBron James 40 58 15 27
20 Tom Cruise 33 33 13 19
21 Bon Jovi 50 20 57 50
22 Donald Trump 50 57 47 26
23 Rush Limbaugh 54 80 45 22
24 George Lucas 170 71 65 85
25 Simon Cowell 75 62 97 40




RankNamePay ($mil)Web RankPress RankTV Rank
26 Stephenie Meyer 50 31 42 82
27 Roger Federer 33 56 3 20
28 David Beckham 42 63 9 59
29 Miley Cyrus 25 5 29 7
30 Tyler Perry 75 84 73 55
31 Kenny Chesney 65 79 75 41
32 Jay-Z 35 12 37 47
33 Clint Eastwood 35 41 23 43
34 Howard Stern 70 61 86 72
35 Sean (Diddy) Combs 30 8 44 28
36 Phil Mickelson 40 97 14 23
37 Jerry Seinfeld 85 83 82 71
38 Dave Matthews Band 65 67 74 74
39 Tom Hanks 35 29 46 46
40 Ellen DeGeneres 35 39 56 36
41 Eddie Murphy 40 23 66 63
42 Rascal Flatts 60 78 80 61
43 Jay Leno 32 73 32 5
44 Ryan Seacrest 38 14 81 49
45 Nicolas Cage 40 42 51 69
46 Kanye West 25 7 31 37
47 AC/DC 60 89 71 72
48 George Clooney 25 28 22 29
49 Barack Obama 2 1 1 1
50 50 Cent 20 22 2 12


RankNamePay ($mil)Web RankPress RankTV Rank
51 Brian Grazer/Ron Howard 45 75 58 69
52 Kimi Raikkonen 45 76 28 100
53 Jerry Bruckheimer 100 100 95 95
54 Chris Rock 42 65 67 62
55 Ronaldinho 30 30 11 99
56 Jim Carrey 30 40 50 51
57 Manny Pacquiao 40 55 59 80
58 Sarah Jessica Parker 27 21 49 60
59 Toby Keith 52 93 87 65
60 Jonas Brothers 25 68 34 13
61 James Patterson 60 96 83 98
62 Kevin Garnett 30 87 35 38
63 Jeff Gordon 30 91 40 30
64 Meryl Streep 24 52 21 31
65 Larry David 55 98 93 93
66 Derek Jeter 30 85 41 52
67 Serena Williams 17 44 12 18
68 Stephen King 30 49 60 89
69 Taylor Swift 18 46 54 42
70 Daniel Radcliffe 25 17 85 87
71 Reese Witherspoon 15 24 52 56
72 Gisele Bundchen 25 27 91 85
73 Cameron Diaz 20 16 62 76
74 Nicole Kidman 9 47 24 35
75 Carrie Underwood 14 38 68 32


RankNamePay ($mil)Web RankPress RankTV Rank
76 Maria Sharapova 22 15 78 81
77 Venus Williams 15 86 25 24
78 Heidi Klum 16 50 61 58
79 Rachael Ray 15 43 76 34
80 David Copperfield 30 88 96 91
81 Glenn Beck 23 59 89 54
82 Katherine Heigl 18 18 88 79
83 Jon Stewart 14 66 53 33
84 Jeff Dunham 30 95 98 97
85 Anne Hathaway 7 26 39 53
86 Tina Fey 7 45 79 14
87 Drew Barrymore 12 51 63 68
88 Charlie Sheen 21 72 84 64
89 Eva Longoria Parker 9 34 69 66
90 Ana Ivanovic 10 82 27 83
91 Alec Baldwin 8 69 64 45
92 Sandra Bullock 17 60 90 94
93 Steve Carell 20 81 99 95
94 Hugh Laurie 10 70 72 84
95 Wolfgang Puck 18 99 94 77
96 Penn & Teller 20 94 100 92
97 Kate Moss 8 92 38 88
98 Mariska Hargitay 8 90 69 66
99 Jennifer Love Hewitt 6 36 92 90
100 Danica Patrick 7 77 77 78

7 comments:

  1. the queen reign supreme. bow down bitches

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  2. I am SO proud of Beyonce I could cry!
    I loved the jab at Brit Brit as well ;P Hahaha. Tell em Bey! No one works harder than you in the pop music industry! That's why the President and the Oscars come callin on Bey!!!! No one else gets that!
    No naked pics or ugly short black rooster weaves or public asswhoppings or court appearances to ruin the BEYONCE BRAND!

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  3. I know right!?! Don't you just luvvvv it!? :-D Beyonce killin' 'em!

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  4. where is jennifr donutson with her grammy and oscar?
    she has no power? curious :(

    take it to another level..NO PASSAGER ON MY PLANE
    DID I MENTION NO PASSENGERS.. :D

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  5. Girlllllllllll Donutson is too busy putting chocolate on that one pity Grammy and lucky Oscar and eating it like the fatso she is. Did you see that Chicago project heiffer flossing after KFC with her fag fiance? Lol.

    I knew she was a fly by night when I saw her sad 'acting' in SATC as the fat mammy unattractive assistant to SJP's glamorous slim fashonista Carrie Bradshaw.

    Beyonce EXECUTIVE PRODUCES her $hit! That is a Hollywood mover and shaker. Not some lucky Oscar winner who CONSTANTLY and CONSISTENTLY plays what she already is - a modern day husky Aunt Jemima!
    Secret Life of Bees, Dreamgirls, SATC - PITIFUL

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  6. I heard Halo is supposed to be #4 on the charts this week?

    Also, the rooster/faux rocker island ho was at a basketball game pretending she knows anything about the game but really just trolling for attention from cameras.

    SAD!

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  7. NO Y'ALL DID NOT CALL HER JENNIFER DONUTSON & FAT MAMMY?!?!

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!

    iDIED!

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As is implied and emphatically stated, this blog is in regards to the lack of talent and all that is the boring cloned puppet rihanna. If it upsets you...... TOUGH...... jaw juggle some ballz bitchez. :-) feel free to comment