How Often Do You Check Celebrity Websites?

Michelle Obama is making her rounds through the late night talk show hosts and the morning news shows and daytime news hours. With the release of her new book Becoming Michelle, in fact, there is a chance that you will see her popular smile any time of the day and night. in a time when many are desperately missing the presence of the Obamas in the White House, it is no surprise that there is a real sense of excitement about the former First Lady’s new release.

The Obamas are just one example of the many people who are a part of the black celebrity news industry. And while the Obamas may have entered this industry through politics, they play a small part when compared to many of the black sports and entertainment celebrity names. Interestingly enough, there is a recent meme that may capture the attention of many: a picture of Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey features text that names the female Obama as a 2020 Presidential candidate, with Winfrey as her vice presidential running mate.

Black Entertainment News Continues to Grow in Popularity

If you are someone who likes to follow the latest Hollywood news then you likely have some favorite sources for these updates. In a time where everyone expects the news they want at any time of the day or night it should not be surprising that more and more people are getting their moment of fame. More time to fill means that news sources are often looking for more and new story ideas.

Consider some of these facts and figures about some of the people and groups who capture more than their fare share of the limelight:


  • $500 billion is the annual amount of spending power that the hip hop demographics contribute to the economy every year.
  • Beyonce has an estimated net worth of $450 million in her role of one of the most successful female music artists in the world. Jay-Z, her husband, has a net worth of $650 million, which brings their collective wealth to $1 billion.
  • Denzel Washington, one of the few black actors to have won an academy award, has won two Oscars. He became the second in history after Sidney Poitier who won his Oscar in 1963.
  • Floyd Mayweather was the highest celebrity earner in 2014-2015, with an annual income of $300 million.
  • $3 billion per year is the combined revenue for the celebrity gossip industry in America.
  • Representing nearly 15% of the nation’s population, there are more than 45 million African-Americans living in the U.S., according to Census Bureau data.
  • People far less popular than the Obamas, there are still many people who can capture a few moments of the spotlight by granting interviews with some of the most popular celebrity news sites.