We’re not surprised that Miley, Justin or any of the other teen stars on the list made the cut. Forbes considered celebs who have been able to balance careers in multiple industries — music, film, TV, publishing and fashion — while also finding time for charity work on the side.
Justin BIeber is recognized for his impressive Internet skills. As you all know, Justin launched his career using YouTube, and created a huge fan community on Twitter and Facebook that has set off the Bieber Fever epidemic.
Miley Cyrus on the other hands, has managed to score deals in nearly every category. Her success with Hannah Montana skyrocketed, and was the basis for her non-Disney singing and acting pursuits.
Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bieber’s career was launched not through the Nickelodeon/Disney machines but on YouTube. A native of Ontario, Canada, Bieber built an online audience by performing cover songs. After he was discovered by a music agent, Usher and Justin Timberlake vied to sign him. Usher won, and Bieber went with Island/Def Jam. In addition to promotional deals with 1-800-Flowers and Microsoft’s Xbox, he recently hosted Saturday Night Live and recorded the theme song for the new Karate Kid.