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Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce Knowles Top Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrities List

June 29, 2010 06:46:00 GMT

The talk show host has landed the top spot of the magazine's World's Most Powerful Celebrities annual list, while the 28-year-old singer follows her in second place.


Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce Knowles Top Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrities List
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Oprah Winfrey has proudly sit at the top of Forbes magazine's World's Most Powerful Celebrities annual list, which was compiled from June 2009 to June 2010. The talk show host, who knocked Angelina Jolie off the top spot, managed to score 315 million dollars from her media empire.

Following Oprah on the list is "If I Were a Boy" hitmaker Beyonce Knowles. The 28-year-old singer climbs from fourth spot in 2009 to second place with earnings of 87 million dollars for her showbiz career and fashion empire. Director James Cameron enters the chart at number three with earnings of 210 million dollars following his success with "Avatar".

Lady GaGa, in the meantime, is the highest new entry on the list at number four. With her huge success in music industry, the "Poker Face" hitmaker earned 62 million dollars over the last year. The top 5 is rounded up by professional golfer Tiger Woods, who pulled in 105 million dollars.

Britney Spears, U2, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp and Madonna appear on top ten of the list. According to Forbes, the top rankings are based on income over the past 12 months, as well as web references, press clippings, broadcast mentions and major magazine covers devoted to the celebrity.

Forbes' The Celebrity 100:

  1. Oprah Winfrey
  2. Beyonce Knowles
  3. James Cameron
  4. Lady GaGa
  5. Tiger Woods
  6. Britney Spears
  7. U2
  8. Sandra Bullock
  9. Johnny Depp
  10. Madonna
  11. Simon Cowell
  12. Taylor Swift
  13. Miley Cyrus
  14. Kobe Bryant
  15. Jay-Z
  16. Black Eyed Peas
  17. Bruce Springsteen
  18. Angelina Jolie
  19. Rush Limbaugh
  20. Michael Jordan


The full list of Forbes' The Celebrity 100 can be seen at Forbes.com.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by kallon on Jul 23, 2010
any thing beyonce touches turn gold
posted by mfan on Jun 29, 2010
I see Forbes just calls it the celebrity 100 this year as this list has no relation to anything solid. Like the ability to get a movie made, fill an arena, or get a friend a job, or how many people owe their jobs to you. A silly list this year.

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