Oprah Winfrey in the audience during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 10, 2010 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mike Nichols will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 25 at 9PM ET/PST. (Getty Images)more pics »Oprah Winfrey (Getty Images)
Look upon Oprah Winfrey's works, ye mighty, and despair. The media mogul has been named the world’s most powerful celebrity.
The TV star -- who fronts The Oprah Winfrey Show
and is the president of media company Harpo Productions -- has topped the annual Most Powerful Celebrity poll conducted by Forbes
magazine, knocking Angelina Jolie
off the top spot with earnings of $315 million last year.
The 56-year-old star was previously named top of the coveted list in 2007 and 2008, before Angelina -- who is now in 18th position -- took over from her in 2009.
The 2010 figures also include a number of new stars, with Lady Gaga
flying into fourth place with earnings of $62 million, behind Beyonce Knowles
with $87 million in second, and film director James Cameron
in third with $210 million earned last year.
Most Powerful Celebrity list looks at wealth, TV/radio popularity, press rank, web rank and social status – with even Twitter followers being taken into consideration.
The 2010 poll placed Twilight
star Robert Pattinson
on the list for the first time, in 50th position following the success of the vampire movies, and after earning $17 million last year.
His co-star Kristen Stewart
came 66th after earning $12 million from the franchise and working on new movie The Runaways
Despite a tumultuous year in her personal life, Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock
was placed eighth in the poll after pocketing $56 million in the past 12 months. She was just behind golfer Tiger Woods
, who was placed fifth, Britney Spears
, sixth, and rock band U2, who were placed seventh.
The top 20 Forbes "
Most Powerful Celebrity" 2010 poll and their earnings from the past 12 months:
1. Oprah Winfrey - $315 million Don't Miss
2. Beyonce Knowles - $87 million
3. James Cameron - $210 million
4. Lady Gaga - $62 million
5. Tiger Woods - $105 million
6. Britney Spears - $64 million
7. U2 - $130 million
8. Sandra Bullock - $56 million
9. Johnny Depp - $75 million
10. Madonna - $58 million
11. Simon Cowell - $80 million
12. Taylor Swift - $45 million
13. Miley Cyrus - $48 million
14. Kobe Bryant - $48 million
15. Jay-Z - $63 million
16. Black Eyed Peas - $48 million
17. Bruce Springsteen - $70 million
18. Angelina Jolie - $20 million
19. Rush Limbaugh - $58.5 million
20. Michael Jordan - $55 million
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