The Forbes Celebrity 100: J. Lo Is On Top
By SpaceCoastDaily // May 22, 2012
IN THE JUST-RELEASED FORBES 2012 CELEBRITY 100 LIST, Jennifer Lopez unseated Lady Gaga, last year’s No. 1, as well as Oprah Winfrey (No. 2), Britney Spears (No. 6), and Steven Spielberg (No. 10).
J. Lo’s resurgence can be credited to her gig as a judge on American Idol, as well as her Kohl’s clothing line, her top-selling fragrances, her endorsement deals with L’Oreal and Gillette, and the two movies she has coming out this year.
Forbes‘ Celebrity 100 takes into consideration overall fame and Internet notoriety, in addition to income.
And though Lopez’s earnings are less than Winfrey’s or Spielberg’s ($52 million vs. $165 million and $130 million, respectively), her enormous visibility and social media presence boosted her into the list’s top spot.