Beyonce, Jay-Z and Sean “Diddy” Combs are back on the Forbes list. Having raked in $87 million in the past year, Ms. Knowles ranks no.2 on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 right behind Oprah Winfrey.
The Queen of all Media ranked no.1 with $315 million. In addition to earnings from her recordings, Beyonce’s deals with L’Oreal, her House of Dereon clothing line and her highly successful world tour helped boost her ranking.
Beyonce’s hubby, Jay-Z, comes in at no.15 with $63 million. Hov’s money mostly came from his chain of 40/40 sports bars, the successful Broadway musical “Fela!” and his Blueprint 3 tour. Deals with Honda, Bacardi, Apple and Target helped Black Eyed Peas rank at no.16 with $48 million. Sean Diddy Combs generated $30 million at no.68, Lil Wayne made $20 million at no.74 and Akon $21 million at no.80.