Jon Bon Jovi was furious he failed to make two of the famed Forbes lists for musicians, snoops for The New York Post’s Page Six Column spilled Monday.
First, the Bon Jovi frontman left off the Forbes Power 100 list of the world’s most powerful celebrities –- lead by Oprah Winfrey — in June. Then just last week, was unimpressed when he failed to make it into the Forbes’ annual Wealthiest Musicians List –- topped by rock rivals U2.
“Jon kicked up a huge fuss and got his people to complain,” an insider told The Post. “He couldn’t understand why he didn’t make the musicians list since Bon Jovi has been touring non-stop since February. Their contemporaries U2 and Bruce Springsteen were on the list. Even Britney Spears was No. 5, and she hasn’t done anything this year.”
A representative for Bon Jovi denied he’s complained about the omissions: “That’s just so ridiculous,” they said. “Last year, the band took an eight-month break from touring, so there was no expectation that they would rank on this year’s list. Next year, different story — their current tour is No. 1 in North America right now and No. 2 worldwide.”