For the first time in a bajillion years, Oprah Winfrey is not ranked No. 1 on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list of the world’s most powerful stars. Also for the first time ever, the annual list includes a sitting Commander-in-Chief.
Based on media exposure and career earnings over the past year, the Celeb 100 title-holder is now Angelina Jolie, who jumped to the top from third place last year. She made just $27 million, but Forbes says the actress wields more power than any other entertainer due to high-profile turns in such hit films as “Wanted” and “Kung Fu Panda.”
Winfrey is still the list’s richest celeb, with $275 million earned last year, but she ranks No. 2. Madonna came in third, trailed by Beyonce ($87 million), Tiger Woods ($110 million), Bruce Springsteen ($70 million) and Steven Spielberg ($150 million).
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt came in at eighth and ninth place, respectively, while Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant takes the tenth spot ($45 million), due in large part to endorsement deals scored after the Beijing Olympics.
President Barack Obama makes an appearance at No. 49 ($2.5 million) as the first sitting head of state to appear on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list. He was chosen because of his worldwide fame, his historic election and his career as a best-selling author.
Although he’s one of the biggest acts in entertainment, Justin Timberlake went from 12th to falling off the list completely, since ending his lucrative “FutureSex/LoveShow” concert tour. Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp and Tyra Banks also dropped off the list.
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