In what way is Beyonce Knowles better than Kimi Raikkonen, LeBron James, Britney Spears, Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer? Well she gets paid more. And who says so? Well in a word, Forbes.
Recently the authority on anything fiscal, Forbes, listed the Best Paid Celebs under 30 and guess who topped that particular chart? Well yeah no prizes, we already said it, Beyonce topped the chart.
Pointing out that Ms Knowles was now a global brand, it was reported that she earned nearly double the second top-earner on the list.
Her income was an estimated $87 million between June 1, 2008 and June 1, 2009, having made all the right moves in a number of fields including film, fashion and lucrative endorsement deals.
And how did she make all the lovely money? Well she was just very busy: a double album (I Am … Sasha Fierce), starring in two films (Cadillac Records and Obsessed), performing at the Academy Awards and a presidential inaugural ball and a 110-date international tour. She also now endorses Crystal Geyser and Nintendo in addition to American Express, L’Oreal and Samantha Thavasa handbags.
Here is the top five Best-Paid Celebrities under 30 as pronounced by Forbes:
1. Beyonce – 58 million dollars
2. Kimi Raikkonen – 30 million dollars
3. Lebron James – 26.7 million dollars
4. Britney Spears – 23.3 million dollars
5. Roger Federer – 22 million dollars