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Beyonce

They don’t call her “Queen B” for nothing. As the empress of pop music, her influence circulates globally, which is why Forbes named her “the world’s most powerful celebrity.” It’s nearly impossible to compile a complete list of her achievements, as the one-woman industry engine routinely releases platinum-selling albums, collects a record number of Grammy awards, and astoundingly finds time to raise her daughter, Blue Ivy. She’s just finished up the North American leg of her On the Run Tour with husband Jay Z, racking up an average of $2.4 million per city.

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