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Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney in Power Positions

Posted By Tom Roland On June 29, 2010 @ 10:58 AM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

Taylor Swift photo by Amanda Eckard/CMA, courtesy of Erickson PR. [1]

Taylor Swift photo by Amanda Eckard/CMA, courtesy of Erickson PR.

Taylor Swift [2], Kenny Chesney [3] and Rascal Flatts [4] are among the most powerful celebrities in the world, right alongside Oprah Winfrey, Madonna and U2.

That’s one way to interpret the latest edition of Forbes magazine’s Celebrity 100, a ranking that goes beyond finances to provide a full picture of famous people’s star power. The list measures their income as well as their performance in four different media forms — TV/radio, press, the Internet and social media — to provide an overview of the celebrities’ relative place in the pecking order of popularity.

Buoyed by a No. 3 ranking in social media, Taylor came in at No. 12 on the list, one slot ahead of Miley Cyrus [5]. Kenny, aided by an estimated $50 million in revenue, landed at No. 54. Rascal Flatts finished at No. 62, Toby Keith [6] emerged at No. 67, and Keith Urban [7] popped in at No. 76, sandwiched between Reese Witherspoon and Julia Roberts.

Given the amount of joint coverage Keith and his wife receive, it’s surprising to discover Nicole Kidman [8] is nowhere on the chart, which does make room for comedian Jeff Dunham, Chelsea Handler, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Mariska Hargitay.

Oprah, who ranked No. 1 in both income and TV/radio, topped the entire list. Music acts in the Top 10 include Beyonce Knowles, No. 2; Lady Gaga, No. 4; Britney Spears, No. 6; U2, No. 7; and Madonna, No. 10. Go here [9] for a complete list of The Celebrity 100.

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[1] Image: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_taylor_swift/article/0,,GAC_29996_4708512,00.html

[2] Taylor Swift: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_taylor_swift

[3] Kenny Chesney: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_kenny_chesney

[4] Rascal Flatts: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_rascal_flatts

[5] Miley Cyrus: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_miley_cyrus

[6] Toby Keith: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_toby_keith

[7] Keith Urban: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_keith_urban

[8] Nicole Kidman: http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,,GAC_26063_4802344,00.html

[9] here: http://www.forbes.com/lists/2010/53/celeb-100-10_The-Celebrity-100.html

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