Forbes Celebrity 100

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The Celebrity 100 is an annual list compiled and published by Forbes magazine since 1999. The purpose is to list the 100 most powerful celebrities of the year. Factors that are taken into account include income, Google hits, fan base, press clips and magazine covers.

Celebrity 100 Lists[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year No. Recipient Career Ref
1999 1 Michael Jordan Basketball Player [1]
2 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress
3 Leonardo DiCaprio Actor
4 Jerry Seinfeld Actor and Comedian
5 Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
6 Spice Girls Singers
7 Harrison Ford Actor
8 Robin Williams Actor and Comedian
9 Céline Dion Singer
10 The Rolling Stones Musicians

2000s[edit]

Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2000 1 Julia Roberts Actress [2]
2 George Lucas Filmmaker
3 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress
4 Tom Hanks Actor
5 Michael Jordan Basketball Player
6 The Rolling Stones Musicians
7 Tiger Woods Golfer
8 Backstreet Boys Singers
9 Cher Singer and Actress
10 Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2001 1 Tom Cruise Actor [3]
2 Tiger Woods Golfer
3 The Beatles Musicians
4 Britney Spears Singer
5 Bruce Willis Actor
6 Michael Jordan Basketball Player
7 Backstreet Boys Singers
8 NSYNC Singers
9 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress
10 Mel Gibson Actor
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2002 1 Britney Spears Singer [4]
2 Tiger Woods Golfer
3 Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
4 Madonna Singer
5 U2 Musicians
6 NSYNC Singers
7 Mariah Carey Singer
8 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress
9 Michael Jordan Basketball Player
10 Tom Hanks Actor
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2003 1 Jennifer Aniston Actress [5]
2 Eminem and Dr. Dre Rappers
3 Tiger Woods Golfer
4 Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
5 Jennifer Lopez Singer and Actress
6 Paul McCartney Musician
7 Ben Affleck Actor
8 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress
9 Tom Hanks Actor
10 The Rolling Stones Musicians
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2004 1 Mel Gibson Actor [6]
2 Tiger Woods Golfer
3 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress
4 Tom Cruise Actor
5 The Rolling Stones Musicians
6 J.K. Rowling Author
7 Michael Jordan Basketball Player
8 Bruce Springsteen Musician
9 Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
10 Johnny Depp Actor
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2005 1 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress [7]
2 Tiger Woods Golfer
3 Mel Gibson Actor
4 George Lucas Filmmaker
5 Shaquille O'Neal Basketball Player
6 Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
7 Johnny Depp Actor
8 Madonna Singer
9 Elton John Musician
10 Tom Cruise Actor
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2006 1 Tom Cruise Actor [8]
2 The Rolling Stones Musicians
3 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress
4 U2 Musicians
5 Tiger Woods Golfer
6 Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
7 Howard Stern Radio Personality
8 50 Cent Rapper
9 Cast of The Sopranos Actors
10 Dan Brown Author
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2007 1 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress [9]
2 Tiger Woods Golfer
3 Madonna Singer
4 The Rolling Stones Musician
5 Brad Pitt Actor
6 Johnny Depp Actor
7 Elton John Musician
8 Tom Cruise Actor
9 Jay-Z Rapper
10 Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2008 1 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress [10]
2 Tiger Woods Golfer
3 Angelina Jolie Actress
4 Beyoncé Singer and Actress
5 David Beckham Football Player
6 Johnny Depp Actor
7 Jay-Z Rapper
8 Usain Bolt Athlete
9 J.K. Rowling Author
10 Brad Pitt Actor
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2009 1 Angelina Jolie Actress [11]
2 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress
3 Madonna Singer
4 Beyoncé Singer and Actress
5 Tiger Woods Golfer
6 Bruce Springsteen Musician
7 Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
8 Jennifer Aniston Actress
9 Brad Pitt Actor
10 Kobe Bryant Basketball Player

2010s[edit]

Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2010 1 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress [12]
2 Beyoncé Singer and Actress
3 James Cameron Filmmaker
4 Lady Gaga Singer
5 Tiger Woods Golfer
6 Britney Spears Singer
7 U2 Musicians
8 Sandra Bullock Actress
9 Johnny Depp Actor
10 Madonna Singer
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2011 1 Lady Gaga Singer [13]
2 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress
3 Justin Bieber Singer
4 U2 Musicians
5 Elton John Musician
6 Tiger Woods Golfer
7 Taylor Swift Singer
8 Bon Jovi Musician
9 Simon Cowell TV Personality
10 LeBron James Basketball Player
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2012 1 Jennifer Lopez Singer and Actress [14]
2 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress
3 Justin Bieber Singer
4 Rihanna Singer
5 Lady Gaga Singer
6 Britney Spears Singer
7 Kim Kardashian TV Personality
8 Katy Perry Singer
9 Tom Cruise Actor
10 Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2013 1 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress [15]
2 Lady Gaga Singer
3 Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
4 Beyoncé Singer and Actress
5 Madonna Singer
6 Taylor Swift Singer
7 Bon Jovi Musician
8 Roger Federer Tennis Player
9 Justin Bieber Singer
10 Ellen DeGeneres TV Personality and Actress
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2014 1 Beyoncé Singer and Actress [16]
2 Lebron James Basketball Player
3 Dr. Dre Rapper and Record Producer
4 Oprah Winfrey TV Personality and Actress
5 Ellen DeGeneres TV Personality and Actress
6 Jay-Z Rapper
7 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Boxer
8 Rihanna Singer
9 Katy Perry Singer
10 Robert Downey, Jr. Actor

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