DMB #51 on Forbes' Celebrity List

By Waldo Jaquith
In Forbes' annual ranking of celebrity power, Dave Matthews Band is placed at #51, putting them just behind Tom Hanks and Jessica Simpson, but ahead of Jennifer Lopez and Katie Couric. The ranking is based on frequency of major press appearances, Google hits, and income. Forbes estimates the the band has taken in $30M in the past twelve months. The band didn't make last year's ranking, but often has in the past: they were #30 in 2004, #32 in 2003, #24 in 2002, and #40 in 1999.