How Kristin Stewart Became One Of Hollywood's Most Powerful Stars

At just 22-years-old, Kristen Stewart is Hollywood's most bankable star under 30.

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Nothing keeps a celebrity front-and-center in the press like a good, old-fashioned scandal.

No one knows that better than Kristen Stewart, who is ranked No. 4 on Celebuzz's Hollywood Power Index The star had her fair share of press coverage in 2012: Her now famous affair with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders while she was dating Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson may have cast the star in a temporarily negative light, but it made her more famous than ever.

After issuing a public apology to Pattinson, Stewart reminded herself to shake off the negative attention.

“I used to just stay in my hotel room rather than deal with everything,” she told U.K. newspaper The Sun. “But if you get too caught up in what others think, you become a really disjointed person.”

The media firestorm did little to deter fans from the most recent installment of the Twilight franchise. In October, the star embarked on a successful publicity tour for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 with Pattinson and co-star Taylor Lautner – making stops in the U.K., Spain, Germany, Australia, Japan and Brazil, to name a few.

As one of Hollywood's most bankable stars, Stewart's career hasn't suffered at all. According to Forbes magazine, she is one of the most monetarily successful celebs, earning her bosses $40.60 for every dollar she was paid last year. So, how does the celeb spend her riches?

In October, Stewart plunked down a reported $2.2 million on a two-story hillside home in a gated Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.

And what's next for star now that the Twilight saga has come to an end? The actress will certainly score a quite sizable paycheck to reprise her role as Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman 2 which will move ahead sans Sanders.

Just how famous is KStew? See what our experts have to say by watching the video above.

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