The Forbes released the list “The Celebrity 100, 2014”, which ranks the 100 most powerful celebrities in the world and Justin Bieber was not left out, ranking 33rd this year, the only Canadian on the list and the second youngest (after Miley Cyrus in 17th place).
The singer of 20 years, a native of Ontario is listed as the No. 33 with estimated earnings of $80 million. In 2013 Bieber was in 9th position on the same list.
The annual list is compiled using estimates in gross revenues combined celebrities and their reach on social media and data on the number of times they were mentioned in the media between 1 June 2013 until 01 June 2014.
No. 33 (TIE): Justin Bieber
Growing up in the spotlight is hard for anyone but Justin Bieber is having a particularly difficult time with that. The boy who graced our cover in 2012 suffered a series of embarrassing incidents this year – almost all of them created by himself. Since having his monkey quarantined in Germany to deal with the reaction of leaked videos of the singer using the word with ‘N’, Bieber became a target of media criticism. But their fans still love him. Bieber has social networking profile more influential among any of the stars in our list, according to starcount and he even brought 80 million dollars this year, and mostly thanks to the money raised at the end of his last world tour.
The top of the Forbes list this year is Beyonce Knowles, who earned about $115 million. After the singer, the list brings LeBron James, Dr. Dre, Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres. The oldest celebrity list is Paul McCartney, 72, who occupied the 29th place with estimated earnings of $71 million.
New names added to the list include actor Matthew McConaughey, actress Kerry Washington, singer Bruno Mars and the UK boyband, One Direction.
In a tweet from Forbes about his name on the list, Justin replied, expressing the love he feels for his fans who supported him at all times:
Forbes: Justin Bieber has become a punching bag of the media, but his fans still love him.
Justin : “@Forbes and I love them [my fans]. I’m not worried about the rumors. It’s all love. “