Success of Celebrities: Talent, Intelligence or Beauty?
AbstractWe analyze the Celebrity 100 annual list of the world's most “powerful celebrities” compiled and published by Forbes Magazine. The lists provide an interesting collection of people, that includes their earnings, and the perception of citizens concerning the attributes that made them become celebrities. We analyze the relationship between their earnings and the perceptions on their intelligence, talent, beauty and other attributes, and show that though beauty plays a role, intelligence and talent are more important.
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Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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Earnings; economic success; talent;
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