From Beyoncé to Bieber, our annual ranking has chronicled the vicissitudes of fame and fortune of more than 700 stars over the past two decades.
FOR TWO DECADES, Forbes has chronicled the rewards of fame and fortune with our Celebrity 100 ranking. More than 700 actors, actresses, musicians and other stars have appeared on the list, accumulating a total of $80 billion in earnings. The rise and fall of these boldface names tells a lot about how the entertainment world has changed since Jerry Seinfeld and Diddy appeared on our March 22, 1999, cover. For much more, see our 20th annual Celebrity 100 on page 106.