They’re rich, they’re famous and according to Forbes, they are the most powerful people in Hollywood. The list goes all the way up to 100 but we’ll route up the top 7 in our celebrity 7. Kicking us off is the highest earning band on the planet, U2, in 2009 the Irish formed rock stars launched a massive world tour that brought in more than 311 million in gross box office receipts and 10 million in gross ticket sales at each tour stop.
At number six, its Britney Spears, she may have had a couple of rough years but 2009 wasn’t one of them. She got herself out of the hole and back into the spotlight bringing in 130 million in gross box office receipts. His personal life may have taken a dive as well as his endorsements with Accenture, AT&T and Pepsi but Tiger Woods is still the highest paid athlete in the world and the fifth most powerful in Forbes celebrity 100.
At number four, its Lady Gaga, yes, you heard right, thanks to her unusual attire and peculiar performances, the singer broke down the door to fame racking up more than 30 million dollars in 2009 but his movie Avatar bringing in more than 2 billion dollars to the box office alone, James Cameron has not only earned the title as the director of the highest grossing film of all time but also number three on our list.
At number two it’s Beyonce Knowles, the former Destiny’s Child front woman brought in more then 86 million from her endorsement deals, fashion line and 93 stop world tour and the most powerful star in Forbes celebrity 100 is Oprah Winfrey. The queen of media is working an estimated 315 million dollars.