Back in June, Forbes announced the list of the world’s most powerful celebrities with little to no debate against their top 10 overall choices. Beyoncé is #1, so yeah, no objection here. These celebrities aren’t memorable to us because of their financial wealth though, no. It’s the moments they’ve edged into pop culture history that have had a lasting impression on the public. In the past year, here’s why each of these celebrities caught your attention a little more than the rest.
#10 Robert Downey Jr.
He’s the Iron Man, duh.
#9 Katy Perry
She teamed up with Juicy J and gave us something less bubbly and more dark. “Dark Horse” has been played out on the radio for far too long.
Remember when her Instagram was full of puffs and nipples? Yeah, I miss those days too.
#7 Floyd Mayweather
Money Mayweather isn’t always the biggest man in the room. Maria Sharapova had trouble finding him at the ESPY’s.
#6 Jay Z
The Solange elevator incident gave us meme’s for days.
#5 Ellen Degeneres
She gave fruition to the royalty of selfies.
#4 Oprah Winfrey
No, she didn’t give away cars to everyone in an audience, but she did play one hell of a role on The Butler.
#3 Dr. Dre
That Beats deal with Apple was crazy. And then they called Dre at the conference. Only Apple.
#2 LeBron James
I could mention tons, but right now there’s nothing more memorable than his homecoming.
She secretly recorded an album and music videos to go with it, and dropped it with no warning.