Justin Bieber ranked 33rd most powerful celebrity
TORONTO — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber squeaked into the top-third of this year’s Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful Celebrities.
The 20-year-old Ontario native ranked No. 33 with estimated earnings of $80 million.
It’s a big drop for Bieber, who was in the No. 9 spot last year.
He is the only Canadian to make the list and the second-youngest (after Miley Cyrus at No. 17).
The annual list is compiled using estimated gross earnings of celebrities combined with their social media reach and data on the number of times they were mentioned in media between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014.
At the top of this year’s Forbes list is Beyonce Knowles, who raked in an estimated $115 million.
The singer is followed by LeBron James, Dr. Dre, Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
The oldest celebrity on the list is Paul McCartney, 72, who ranked No. 29 with estimated earnings of $71 million.
New additions to the list include actor Matthew McConaughey, actress Kerry Washington, singer Bruno Mars and UK boy band One Direction.
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