David Beckham No. 5 on Forbes Celebrity 100 list
David Beckham ranked No. 5 on Forbes “Celebrity 100” list on Wednesday, trailing only Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Angelina Jolie and Beyonce Knowles as one of the most powerful celebrities to date. This year’s annual list is based on Beckham’s past year’s rise in stock.
Forbes evaluates the celebrities in four categories:
1) base salaries including endorsements
2) web presence and searches
3) press coverage
4) television/radio presence.
Many things factor into Becks' climb up the list, including his arrival to the U.S., his mainstream media presence on countless networks and his increasing endorsement deals.