Forbes released their annual “Best Paid Celebrities Under 30” list and, if there’s still time, you might want to pick up a microphone or a tennis racket. Lady Gaga tops the list, which is entirely made up of singers and sports pros.
Gaga earned an estimated $90 million last year, thanks to her sold-out “Monster Ball” tour. 17-year-old Justin Bieber follows in 2nd, having earned $53 million thanks to his tour, album sales, and even big-screen venture “Never Say Never.”
Don’t feel sorry for LeBron James. While he didn’t win the championship ring, his salary and endorsement deals earned the 26-year-old a cool $48 million last year, bringing him in at #3.
Tennis pro Roger Federer earned an estimated $47 million, making him #4. Fellow tennis player Rafael Nadal comes in at #10, earning $31 million.
Also on the list are Taylor Swift ($45 million), Katy Perry, ($44 million), and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo (#38 million).
Forbes “Best Paid Celebrities Under 30” Top 10:
10. Rafael Nadal, 25, $31 million
9. Lionel Messi, 23, $32 million
8. Beyoncé Knowles, 29, $35 million
7. Cristiano Ronaldo, 26, $38 million
6. Katy Perry, 26, $44 million
5. Taylor Swift, 21, $45 million
4. Roger Federer, 29, $47 million
3. LeBron James, 26. $48 million
2. Justin Bieber, 17, $53 million
1. Lady Gaga, 25, $90 million
Bar Refaeli, Bradley Cooper Partake In Nike’s Primetime Knockout Tennis Event. Fashion Week is coming up fast, but until September 9, the U.S. Open is the big event in New York City. And some of fashion’s biggest names are getting involved. Various celebrities, including supermodel Bar Refaeli, were at Nike’s Primetime Knockout tennis event to celebrate the season’s final Grand Slam tournament by pairing the athletes with local youth during an exhibition match in New York. Refaeli took some time to participate in the event before gearing up for New York fashion week, set to start on September 9. In preparation for the event, Bar honed her game back in Israel with her trainer. She reportedly wasn’t as good as Maria Sharapova, but it seems that no one really noticed her tennis technique; people more noticed her tennis skirt. Bar Refaeli, among other celebrities, played a few tennis matches for the Nike Tennis Event for the U.S. Open. Also at the event were actor Bradley Cooper, New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck, and tennis stars Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal.
Beyonce, Britney Lead Best-Paid Celebs Under 30 Pack. Beyonce and Britney are the best paid celebrities who are under 30 years old by Forbes. The music heavyweights lead the impressive pack with $87 million and $64 million earned respectively. The Forbes list tallied earnings from June 1, 2009 to June 1, 2010. Collectively, all 12 superstars, with an average age of 24, pulled in $573.5 million. Beyonce came out on top, but that’s not surprising as she has present on every list since she has gone solo from Destiny’s Child. Her $87 million included gross from her world tour, endorsement deals with Nintendo and L’Oreal, and her expanding fashion line Dereon fashion. Britney is at second place. The once very troubled pop princess has come a long way since being saved by her father on a conservatorship deal. She rakes in $64 million in the past year, thanks to her sold-out tour and her Candies and Elizabeth Arden fragrances deals. The youngest in the list is none other than Miley Cyrus. Although at 17, this Disney princess can’t wait to shed out her wholesome image, it was her “Hannah Montana” past that has helped her career get a head start. Nick Jonas, also 17, is at 11th with his brothers Joe and Kevin. Together, they form the lucrative tween heartthrobs The Jonas Brothers, and averaged $35.5 million. LeBron James and Roger Federer tie at sixth place with $43 million.
Forbes’ 12 Best Paid Celebs Under 30:
1.Beyonce Knowles, 28 – $87 million
2.Britney Spears, 28 – $64 million
3.Lady Gaga, 24 – $62 million
4.Miley Cyrus, 17 – $48 million
5.Taylor Swift, 20 – $45 million
6.LeBron James, 25 – $43 million (tie)
7.Roger Federer, 29 – $43 million (tie)
8.Eli Manning, 29 – $40 million
9.Terrell Suggs, 27 – $38 million
10.Cristiano Ronaldo, 25 – $36 million
11.The Jonas Brothers (Nick, 17; Joe, 20; Kevin, 22) – $35.5 million
12.Philip Rivers, 28 – $32 million
Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron are vying for Choice Male Hottie Teen Choice Award with the likes of Chace Crawford, Jonas Brothers, and Taylor Kitsch. The list of nominees for 2009 Teen Choice Awards has been unveiled and it sees the likes of Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron being nominated for Choice Male Hottie prize. Both movie heartthrobs vie for the category with fellow actors that include Chace Crawford, Jonas Brothers, and Taylor Kitsch. Zac and the Jonas boys, additionally, are nominated for Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male. Their competitors for the gong include “American Idol” season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West. As for Choice Female Hottie Teen Choice Award, the nominees are Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Vanessa Hudgens, Beyonce Knowles, and Blake Lively. Miley, in the meantime, is also nominated for the category of Choice Red Carpet Icon: Female. She competes against the likes of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Rachel Bilson, and Eva Longoria. Beside them all, this year’s Teen Choice Awards also lists senior actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie among its nominees. The celebrity partners are vying for the category of Choice Celebrity Activist. 2009 Teen Choice Awards will be aired Monday, August 10, on FOX. Jonas Brothers have been tapped to serve as both hosts and performers at the 11th annual awards gala. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day for their favorite in movie, TV, music, and other categories starting from today at Teen Choice Awards 2009.
List of 2009 Teen Choice Awards Nominees in Sports and Other Categories:
Choice Male Hottie
Choice Female Hottie
Choice Web Star
Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male
Choice Red Carpet Icon: Female
Choice Celebrity Activist
Choice Athlete: Male
Choice Athlete: Female
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor
Choice Action Sports Athlete: Male
Paul Rodriguez (Skateboarding)
Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarding)
Kelly Slater (Surfing)
James Stewart (Motocross)
Shaun White (Snowboarding)
Choice Action Sports Athlete: Female
Gretchen Bleiler (Snowboarding)
Torah Bright (Snowboarding)
Stephanie Gilmore (Surfing)
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins (Skateboarding)
Carissa Moore (Surfing)