As usual, Forbes released the list of best paid young stars in 2011 on the Celebrity 100 list this year. This magazine composed the ranking of showbiz stars based on their earnings, media exposure and the celebrity's presence on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter over the past year.
1. Lady Gaga (25 years old)
The first position in Forbes’ ranking belongs to Lady Gaga who had 137 shows in 22 countries and sold an estimated 15 million albums worldwide from May 2010 to May 2011. More interestingly, Gaga earned $90 million over the past year. In addition, she has taken part in advertisement for some famous brands such as Polaroid, Virgin Mobile, Monster Cable, and Viva Glam PlentyOfFish.com. Lady Gaga is known for her outrageous fashions and behavior including performing on stage, wearing a meat dress or arriving on stage in an egg. She ranked first on Celebrity 100 list this year because of her earnings power and her close communication with fans through social networking services. She has 32 million friends on Facebook and 10 million followers on Twitter.
Lady Gaga possesses the first position on Celebrity 100 list this year with $90 million
2. Justin Bieber (17 years old)
17-year-old Justin Bieber, the youngest star on Celebrity 100 list this year with earnings of $53 million. His earnings are mostly from the album My Life 2.0, the song Baby and shows around the world.
17-year-old Justin Bieber, the youngest star on Celebrity 100 list this year with earnings of $53 million
3. LeBron James (26 years old)
James is an American basketball star. In spite of having a championship ring, tickets of his game is still very "hot”. His income ranked third in Forbes magazine's list with $48 million over the last 12 months.
LeBron James, an American basketball star, earned $48 million and ranked third in Forbes magazine's list
4. Roger Federer (29 years old)
Roger Federer is now considered as the most excellent tennis athlete of all time. He overcame both rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic who ranked above him in the list of top male tennis players in the world in terms of making money according to Forbes. He earned a huge amount of advertising for brands such as Nike, Credit Suisse, Rolex and Wilson. His earnings are $53 million last year.
29-year-old tennis star Roger Federer edged out at number 4 with earnings of $47 million this year.
5. Taylor Swift (21 years old)
Country music’s sweetheart Taylor Swift edged out the top 5 with earnings of $45 million over 365 days. Recently she released her new album Speak Now and received a positive response from the public.
Taylor Swift came in at the top 5 with earnings of $45 million from May 2010 to May 2011
6. Katy Perry (26 years old)
Teenage Dream album brings a lot of success and profits for 26-year-old pop superstar Katy Perry. In addition, she has also received many ads for famous brands such as Adidas, Ubisoft and Purr perfume manufacturer. She earned $44 million this year and ranked the number six on the list.
26-year-old pop superstar Katy Perry landed the number 6 spot ranking with earnings of $44 million this year.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo (26 years)
Real Madrid’s star Cristiano Ronaldo is very attractive to some manufacturers such as Nike, Castrol, Clear shampoo and Banco Espirito. On social networking, this famous player has approximately 25 million fans. With the earnings of $38 million, 26-year-old Real Madrid soccer player edged out the top seven.
26-year-old Real Madrid soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo edged out at number 7 with earnings of $38 million this year.
8. Beyoncé Knowles (29 years old)
Beyonce Knowles, who landed the top spot on last year’s list with $87 million, ranked at number 8 with $35 million this year.
9. Lionel Messi (23 years old)
23-year-old Barcelona soccer standout Lionel Messi landed at number 9 with $32 million over the last 12 months.
10. Rafael Nadal (25 years old)
Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal earned $31 million landing the number 10 on Celebrity 100 list this year