Thursday, June 4, 2009
Angelina Jolie dethroned Oprah Winfrey...
Angelina Jolie dethroned Oprah Winfrey
Angelina overtakes Oprah Winfrey on Forbes Celebrity 100 list as the world’s powerful celebrity, according to Forbes.
The actress was the new No. 1 and grabbed the spot from the talk show queen which ranked as number 1 for the past 2 years. They rank the rich and famous based on media exposure and career earnings over the past year.
Angelina earned $27 million and she’s on third place on last year’s list. Forbes said, adding that she wields more power due to high-profile turns in hit films such as "Wanted" and "Kung Fu Panda."
Still the highest earner was Oprah rank as No. 2 - $275 million.
Madonna came in third, trailed by Beyonce, Tiger Woods, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Spielberg.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt came in at eight and ninth place, respectively.
Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar grabbed the No. 10 spot.
President Barack Obama came in No. 49.
Newcomers to the list: Alec Baldwin (No. 91); Meryl Streep (No. 64); Toby Keith (No. 59); Rascal Flatts (No. 42); TV host Glenn Beck (No. 81); and teen singing superstar Taylor Swift (No. 69).
Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp and Tyra Banks didn’t make it and dropped off the list this year.