It used to be enough for a celebrity to act or sing really well. Today celebs need to be businesses. No one embodies that more than our No. 1 celebrity, Jennifer Lopez. With $52 million in earnings and tons of fame, she's a state-of-the-art success story.
Elton John finished in 17th place, making him the highest-ranking older musician on the list, which is based on entertainment-related earnings and media visibility over the past 12 months. John earned an impressive $80 million during that period, thanks in part to his busy tour schedule, as well as his successful animated flick Gnomeo and Juliet.
Elton ranks #11 in Money, #29 in TV/Radio, #32 in Press, #58 in Social and #48 in Web.