Joining world-renown stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce Knowles, and Kanye West, Avicii (#47) and Calvin Harris (#21) have too been given their own spots on the Forbes World’s Most Powerful Celeb List.
With Avicii beating out Bradley Cooper, and Calvin Harris edging ahead of both Tiger Woods and Dwayne Johnson, one concise message begins to emerge; electronic dance music is growing, and growing fast. As this wild-growth continues, the two questions on everyone’s mind will likely be: who’ll be added next — and will an edm-DJ ever take the #1 spot?
Wondering how Forbes’s rankings are calculated?
Forbes’s rankings are calculated by running a series of complex algorithms that combine several variables such as earnings, social media buzz, and even cultural impact, to generate an overall rank. It is important to note however that although finances do carry weight in the calculations, they are used as merely one piece of the puzzle, as the goal is to ultimately rank power rather than brute financial strength.
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