Meet the Forbes Under 30… YouTube Top Trending Videos… Travis Scott’s earnings from his brand deals this year… Selena Gomez ‘is dating NBA star Jimmy Butler’… and “People” magazine is revealing “People of the Year”
“Forbes” is out with its annual “30 Under 30” list. These are all up-and-coming stars in music, entertainment, sports, business, science and more. Of course, they are all under the age of 30. In the world of Hollywood and entertainment, “Forbes” tell us to watch out for 21-year-old Sabrina Carpenter, formerly of “Girl Meets World” and now a budding pop star, as well as 26-year-old Julia Garner who plays Ruth Langmore on “Ozark,” 19-year-old Caleb McLaughlin who you know as Lucas on “Stranger Things,” and 26-year-old Camila Mendes who not only plays Veronica on “Riverdale,” she doesn’t sweat much thanks to Secret deodorant. In the world of Music, “Forbes” is liking how things are looking for 25-year-old Doja Cat, 26-year-old Ava Max, 26-year-old Saweetie, and 22-year-old Roddy Ricch.
Meet the #ForbesUnder30 class of 2021: 40% women, 49% people of color and 100% the brightest young leaders in the U.S. and Canada. https://t.co/uGsUda6fIz— Forbes Under 30 (@ForbesUnder30) December 1, 2020
YouTube has released its list of their top-trending videos of 2020. These aren’t just the most-watched clips. YouTube used an algorithm that also factors in stuff like comments, likes, and searches. YouTube’s Top 10 Trending Videos are:
- “8:46: Dave Chappelle,” a raw standup special Dave posted after the death of George Floyd
- “Building the Perfect Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder” by Mark Rober
- An SNL skit from October called “First Debate Cold Open”
- “We Broke Up” by jeffrreestar
- “I Bought the World’s Largest Firework ($600,000)” by MrBeast
- “I’m Coming Out” by NikkieTutorials
- “Minecraft Speedrunner VS 3 Hunters Grand Finale”
- “Ricky Gervais’ Monologue at the 2020 Golden Globes”
- “Quarantine Stereotypes” by Dude Perfect
- “Some Good News with John Krasinski, Episode 1″
A few months ago, Travis Scott became the second celebrity to have a meal named after him at McDonalds. Back in 1992, McDonald’s released Michael Jordan’s McJordan burger, featuring cheese, pickles, onions, circular bacon and barbecue sauce on a sesame see bun. But Travis got a whole meal — a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon and lettuce, an order of medium fries with BBQ sauce for dipping, and a Sprite with extra ice. All that would set you back $6. McDonald’s saw a 5% sales increase during the 3-month promotion, but how much did Travis make off this deal? They paid him $5M up front, and his McD’s merch reportedly brought in another $15M.
Travis Scott’s earnings from his brand deals this year, according to Forbes:
PlayStation: $1 million
Nike: $10 million
Fortnite: $20 million
McDonald’s: $20 million
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) December 1, 2020
Selena Gomez may be rebounding with a baller. A celebrity Instagram account called Deuxmoi posted a screenshot of a user claiming to have overheard the staff at a French restaurant in the East Village scrambling to make accommodations for Selena and a group of basketball players. The Daily Mail got a screenshot from another user claiming Selena was actually there to have dinner with Jimmy Butler, who has a sweet 4-year, $142M deal with the Miami Heat.
“People” is out with their second annual “People of the Year” issue, which celebrates four people “who have not just wowed us with their talent but been forces for good in the world.” People gives each of them their own cover, too. Selena Gomez is one of the four. She was chosen in part for using her platform for social justice issues. She also launched Rare Beauty, an inclusive makeup brand that has a goal of raising $100 million in 10 years to help give people access to mental health services. George Clooney was chosen for “using his powerful voice and platform against political and social inequities.” Plus, People said George “quietly donated $500,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, $1 million for COVID-19 relief efforts in Italy, London, and L.A., and significant aid to Lebanese charities after the deadly explosion in Beirut in August.” Regina King earned a cover for being “a powerful voice this year, helping to get out the vote and calling for support for marginalized communities during the pandemic and an end to police violence.” And the final of the four is Dr. Anthony Fauci. People said Dr. Fauci “stepped up to be the doctor America needed in 2020.”
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