Every year, Forbes likes to remind us how much money we aren’t making by telling us how much money the most powerful celebrities are earning. In the past, the list was formulated by measuring the amount of money each celebrity makes, but in light of changing times and the influence of social media, newer measurements have been inducted including their rankings in press, tv/radio appearances, and web traffic.
Earnings: $52 million. Just when you thought Jenny was out for the count, she made a huge career comeback in the last few years. A hit album that yielded hits and viral music videos, the hottest judging gig in Hollywood on American Idol, prolific split from Marc Anthony and subsequent fling with yet another backup dancer and the mention the Fiat commercials.
Earnings: $165 million. For the second year in a row, the big O failed to nab the top spot on the list. But don’t worry, with the launch of her new network, which is constantly being re-tooled to cater to the appropriate audience.