Jay-Z, Beyonce Land in Top 10 of Forbes’ Celebrity 100 List
If there was ever any question that Jay-Z and Beyonce are a true power couple, the Forbes' Celebrity 100 list confirms the notion. Based on both annual earnings and notoriety, the list, which was released on Wednesday, features both the hip-hop mogul and Grammy award-winning singer in the Top 10.
Beyonce sits in the No. 4 spot with an approximate salary of $80 million, which includes cash from multiple endorsement contracts and 2007's Beyonce Experience tour. Jay-Z was ranked No. 7 on the list with an $82 million salary, which includes the rap star's recent lucrative Live Nation Deal. Jay may have grossed more than Bey, but mogul is ranked slightly below his wife when Web and press mentions are added into the equation.
50 Cent came in at No. 26 and Kanye West followed at No. 27. West, who failed to make last year's list, was given an extra boost when he went head-to-head with 50 in September 2007 and released his Grammy award-winning album, 'Graduation,' on the same day as 50. 'Graduation' sold over 900,000 its first week. Diddy appears on the list in the No. 33 spot.