These are the money-makers, but this is the only instance where showing People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover George Clooney or the bikinied Beyoncé Knowles adorning Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit is d-u-l-l. Thus, we separate them to allow more variety and recognize the impressive results made by the likes of Steve Irwin (People), Pirates of the Caribbean (Entertainment Weekly), and Notre Dame (SI). We wonder whether in South Bend, Ind., ND star quarterback Brady Quinn (last year) outsold Beyoncé (this year).

Magazine Date Subject
BusinessWeek Dec. 25D “Where to Invest” (2007)
” “ July 24 “Annual Retirement Guide”
Entertainment Weekly Dec. 29D “Entertainer of the Year” (cast of Grey’s Anatomy)
Forbes March 27 “Billionaires”
April 10 “Global 2000″
Oct. 2 “400 Richest Americans”
Dec. 26 “Forbes Investment Guide” (2006)
Fortune April 17 “Fortune 500″
Dec. 25D “Fortune Investor Guide” (2006)
Maclean’s Nov. 7 “Canada’s Best Colleges”
People May 8 “50 Most Beautiful People”
Sept. 18 “Best/Worst Dressed”
Nov. 26 “Sexiest Man Alive” – George Clooney
Dec. 25D “Best of 2006″
Sports Illustrated Feb. 16 “Swimsuit” issue
U.S. News & World Report July 18 “America’s Best Hospitals”
” ” ” “ Aug. 29 “America’s Best Colleges”

Also, on May 29, Bauer Publishing released 25-cent InTouch and Life & Style Weekly covers that were both best-selling and cheap. IT was adorned with Baby News starring the then-pregnant Britney Spears/Angelina Jolie and the not-pregnant Jennifer Lopez, L&S’ Diet Secrets came from Jessica Simpson and Laguna Beach’s Kristin Cavallari.