C. Wright Mills wrote how the Metropolitan 400 contributed greatly to the early celebrity status quo. Early on the celebrities were the wealthy and the politicians, and media personalities slowly broke the mold. Now a days, the word celebrity is thrown around more often and there is more than one list: you can find celebrities on the Forbes 400 Richest or the Forbes Celebrity 100.
Bill Gates tops the Rich List
While Lady Gaga is the 1 of 100