Jennifer Lopez came in on top of this year's Forbes' Celebrity 100 list 2012 beating last year's winner Lady Gaga along with Rihanna and Britney Spears.
The top 10, along with how much they earned last year, goes as follows:
1 Jennifer Lopez $52M
2 Oprah Winfrey $165M
3 Justin Bieber $55M
4 Rihanna $53M
5 Lady Gaga $52M
6 Britney Spears $58M
7 Kim Kardashian $18M
8 Katy Perry $45M
9 Tom Cruise $75M
10 Steven Spielberg $130M
The magazine quotes "[American Idol] gave her a platform to promote her music and turn her image around. It didn't hurt that she also split from her husband, Marc Anthony. Suddenly a single mother, Lopez lapped up the media attention and scored lucrative endorsement deals with companies like L'Oreal and Gillette. She now has a line of clothing at Kohl's, a top-selling fragrance and she was able to secure a nice bump — to $20 million — on her Idol salary for a second season. With 6.6 million followers on Twitter and 12 million fans on Facebook, she's also proved a master of social media."
Although they argue that J-Lo's judge role on American Idol cemented her career comeback as the most powerful celebrity, there are rumours flying around that the 42 year old singer is planning on leaving the show.
She's hinted about it in several interviews reasoning that she's just too busy and misses doing other things.
Do you think she deserved the top spot?