Friday, June 13, 2008


Forbes annual list of the 100 most powerful celebrities once again ranks Oprah Winfrey No. 1. African Americans were also well represented in the top 10 and in the top 100 as well.

Winfrey with an income of $275 million, beat out Tiger Woods. Angelina Jolie placed third, Beyonce Knowles, fourth, and David Beckham, fifth.
Winfrey has led the list five times to include last year.

The Top 10

1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Tiger Woods
3. Angelina Jolie
4. Beyonce Knowles
5. David Beckham
6. Johnny Depp
7. Jay-Z
8. The Police
9. J.K. Rowling
10. Brad Pitt

It was a year of conquest in Hollywood. The worldwide box office soared to a record $25.8 billion, buoyed by global blockbusters like Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Sony's Da Vinci Code. Madonna reclaimed her title as the mightiest force in music, thanks to her record-breaking Confessions tour, which drew over a million fans and generated $195 million in ticket sales. And golf ace Tiger Woods banked $100 million, more in a single year than any athlete in history.

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