Published May 16, 2012
| Fox News Latino
Jenny from the block is once again reassuring the world she is one sexy, successful force to be reckoned with.
The Puerto Rican stunner has made the top slot in Forbes Celebrity 100 list, the magazine reported on Wednesday.
JLO brought in a whopping $52 million plus and has become the face of hot endorsements everywhere, from jewelry to cars, audio systems and fragrances.
This is the first time that Lopez makes the coveted spot on the prestigious magazine. Just a few years ago, Lopez was laying low after her all-Spanish album “Como Ama una Mujer” and movie with ex-hubby Marc Anthony, “El Cantante,” slumped in the box office.
But all changed for the better in 2010 as JLO took up the new judging gig on “American Idol.”
This opened the doors for Lopez to show the world her expertise as a performer and business woman. It also gave her the perfect platform for a comeback, as the singer has promoted singles and music videos and her new venture “Q’Viva: The Chosen,” on the show.
And who can forget the major endorsement deals with L’Oreal, Fiat, Kohl’s and Gillette.
Following Lopez is TV queen Oprah Winfrey in second place and in third is teen sensation Justin Bieber.
In early March Mexican telecommunication tycoon Carlos Slim Helú was named the world’s richest person by Forbes Magazine, amassing a $69 billion fortune that leaves other billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, No. 2 and 3 on the lists respectively, in the dust.
It’s the third year in a row that Slim, the 72-year-old chairman of Mexico’s Telmex, has earned the coveted distinction. The magazine calls his net worth “nothing short of remarkable.” He owns stakes in Saks department store and the New York Times Co.