Dec 6, 2008

Entertainment - Beyonce is richest young star with $80 mn in bank

London, Dec 5 (IANS) American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer and actress Beyonce Knowles has been named as the richest star under 30 with an estimated $80 million (55 million pound) bank balance.

According to, Knowles, 27, topped the list of wealthy young celebrities compiled by Forbes magazine, just weeks after she and her rapper husband Jay-Z were named Hollywood's richest couple by the publication.

Pop superstar Justin Timberlake, 27, came second with an earnings of $43 million (30 million pound) followed closely by US basketball player Kobe Bryant with $39 million (26.8 million pound).

Others to have made it to the top 10 in sequential order are LeBron James, Roger Federer, Keira Knightley, Maria Sharapova, Daniel Radcliffe, Miley Cyrus and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

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