Beyonce and Jay Z Named Most Powerful People in America

October 9, 2013 By:
Beyonce and Jay Z Named Most Powerful People in America

It’s not a list of powerful celebrities if Jay Z and Beyoncé aren't at the top of it.

The Mount Everest of Hollywood couples take the number one spot of Vanity Fair’s self-appointed “The Establishment 2013” list, which ranks “50 leading innovators” who “shake the foundations of their industries.”

In regards to music, Jay and Bey, 43 and 32 years old respectively, jump up eight slots from last year’s catalog of American power players.

The magazine cites achievements like Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show and Jay’s ability to turn his latest record Magna Carta Holy Grail into a platinum hit before it was even released as reasons for their place at the top of the list.

While this isn't news to Beyoncé, it still must also be especially difficult for her to process, who confessed earlier this year to GQ, "Yes, I am powerful. I'm more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand."

The top 25 standings is a mix of political figures and media moguls, but other celebs whose names are mixed in for good measure include Harvey and Bob Weinstein of The Weinstein Company, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, J.J. Abrams, “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Ben Affleck.