Credit: Rachel McRady/Wetpaint Entertainment Photo: Beyonce Looks Flawless at the Life Is But a Dream Premiere, Feb. 12, 2013

Life is but a dream for Beyonce — according to Forbes, she's the world's most popular celebrity, having topped the magazine's Celebrity 100 listing this year.

Forbes announced the list today, June 30, after tabulating the celebs' money and fame — taking into account press coverage, cultural impact, and social media influence.

This is the first time the 32-year-old "Partition" singer has topped this particular chart, though she's been listed for the past 11 years. And we hope last year's #1, Oprah Winfrey, harbors no ill will.

Right below Yonce is LeBron James, rising from #16 to #2 on the eve of being an NBA free agent.

Then comes Dr. Dre, who earned a whopping $620 million this year thanks to Apple's high-profile buyout of his company Beats.

Following Dre comes Oprah, and after her comes another talk show veteran and the host of this year's Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres.


Rounding out the top ten — which includes five women and seven African Americans — are Jay Z, Floyd Mayweather, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Robert Downey, Jr.

Other Wetpaint faves high up on the list include Jennifer Lawrence (#12), Miley Cyrus (#17), Taylor Swift (#18), and Kanye West (#20).

Check out the full list at Forbes.

Does anyone's place surprise you? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Forbes


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Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!