Angelina Jolie Tops 2009 Forbes List of Most Powerful Celebrities

June 4, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Angelina Jolie who celebrates her 34th birthday has it all money fame, family and of course Brad Pitt if you ignore the unlikely breakup rumors.  Now she can add most powerful celebrity in the world to the list as she has topped Forbes magazine’s Celebrity 100 list for the first time, as she has dethroned talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, who slipped to second place after two consecutive years at the top. Madonna’s Hard Candy world tour and continued presence in the headlines thanks to her divorce from Guy Ritchie and her new love life, helped her rise from last year’s number 21 spot to third place. The top ten is dominated by women this year, with golfer Tiger Woods being named the most powerful male celebrity at number five.  Singer Beyonce Knowles rounds out the top five at number four on the list.
Forbes takes media exposure into account, as well as entertainment-related earnings, when drawing up their Celebrity 100 list. So while Jolie brought in $27 million in the past 12 months partly thanks to movies  “Kung Fu Panda,” and “Wanted,” Oprah raked in a staggering $275 million in the last year, making her the list’s top earner. Jolie’s partner Brad Pitt came in ninth place, just behind his ex-wife, former Friends star Jennifer Aniston, who took eighth position. Barack Obama made the list at number 49, as the first sitting head of state to land on the Celebrity 100.

Top Ten:

Angelina Jolie
Oprah Winfrey
Madonna
Beyonce
Tiger Woods
Bruce Springsteen
Steven Spielberg
Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt
Kobe Bryant

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