Year of the Tween

Miley Cyrus and Oprah Winfrey

Tweens, the new term for kids between 9 and 12 years old, are influencing the entertainment industry like never before. Young stars are storming the Forbes Top Celebrity list this year.

The Forbes list factors in a celebrity’s earnings, google hits, press mentions, magazine covers and other statistics.

At the top of the list were Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods and Angelina Jolie, but the young celebs made a stronger than ever showing.

Those included were:

Miley Cyrus #35

Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)The 15-year-old Hannah Montana television star made the list because of her sold-out 70-date concert tour.

She also sold millions of CDs, signed a book deal and filmed a movie based on her Disney character.

Daniel Radcliffe #64

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)The 18-year-old Harry Potter movie star signed a $50 million contract to continue his wizard role in the remaining film installments of the Harry Potter series.

He also starred in a BBC TV movie, My Boy Jack, about Rudyard Kipling’s son, set during World War I, and appeared nude in the Broadway production of Equus.

Jonas Brothers #89

Jonas BrothersThe rock star brothers, ages 15 to 20, brought home $9 million from tour dates.

They also racked up another $3 million in CD sales, merchandising and television deals.

Zac Efron #92

Zac Efron from High School MusicalThe 20-year-old High School Musical star and heartthrob, also appeared last summer in Hairspray.

He has three movies coming soon: Seventeen Again, Me and Orson Welles, and High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

Ashley Tisdale #94

Ashley Tisdale from High School MusicalThe 23-year-old High School Musical star, will star in the upcoming High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

She also does voiceover work for the Disney Channel’s animated series Phineas and Ferb, and endorses the clothing line Red by Marc Ecko.

Click here for the complete Forbes list.

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