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Jenni Chase

And the biggest star in the world is...NOT Oprah!

 
Posted June 30th, 2014 @ 12:19pm

Beyonce is the biggest star in the world -- at least according to Forbes magazine, which puts her at the top of its annual Celebrity 100 list.

The magazine based its ranking on a variety of factors, including earnings, press mentions, social media followers and the undefined "impact on pop culture." Bey hit the top thanks to the $115 million she earned between June 1st, 2013 and June 1st, 2014, as well as the press generated by her 95-date tour and surprise album release. Her hubby, Jay Z, only managed a sixth-place finish -- although that could improve next year thanks to their current joint tour.

If you're all about the Benjamins, the year's top earner was Dr. Dre -- who raked in $620 million for his share of the sale of Beats headphones and streaming audio to Apple.

Forbes' Top 5 Celebrities 2013 - 2014:

1. Beyonce
2. LeBron James
3. Dr. Dre
4. Oprah Winfrey
5. Ellen DeGeneres

Oprah was #1 for 2013.

photo: getty images

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