Updated: 01 July 2014 18:15
Forbes Celebrity 100: the top 20 countdown

Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 list has just been released



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Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 list has just been released. It features stars you’d expect – Jennifer Lawrence, Jay Z and Beyoncé, Rihanna – and some you may not.

So how do the folks at Forbes come up with the shortlist? They estimate earnings for the last 12 months, measure a person’s fame by counting how many times they were mentioned in the media, and count their Facebook and Twitter followers. From this, they assess their overall impact.

Click through for the top 20 countdown of the world’s biggest stars…

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