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Forbes Celebrity 100

Forbes Celebrity 100

Forbes Magazine just released the Celebrity 100, their annual list of the world’s most powerful. They tallied up celebrities’ annual salaries, web rank, press rank and TV rank … and PRESTO!


Actor: Brad Pitt at #5
Actress: Angelina Jolie at #14
Kid star: Daniel Radcliffe at #79
Supermodel: Gisele Bundchen at #53
Singer: Madonna at #3
Athlete: Tiger Woods at #2
Celebrity: Oprah Winfrey at #1

Oprah pulled in earnings of $260 million for the year while all the tabloid regulars did not make the cut — Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, who topped the Celebrity 100 in 2002.

The full Forbes Celebrity 100 list is below but you can play around with the different rankings at

  1. Oprah Winfrey
  2. Tiger Woods
  3. Madonna
  4. Rolling Stones
  5. Brad Pitt
  6. Johnny Depp
  7. Elton John
  8. Tom Cruise
  9. Jay-Z
  10. Steven Spielberg
  11. Tom Hanks
  12. Grey’s Anatomy cast
  13. Howard Stern
  14. Angelina Jolie
  15. David Beckham
  16. Phil Mickelson
  17. David Letterman
  18. Bon Jovi
  19. Donald Trump
  20. Celine Dion
  21. Simon Cowell
  22. U2
  23. Kobe Bryant
  24. Michael Schumacher
  25. Shaquille O’Neal
  26. Jay Leno
  27. Nicole Kidman
  28. Ben Stiller
  29. Alex Rodriguez
  30. Dr. Phil McGraw
  31. Ronaldinho
  32. 50 Cent
  33. Brian Grazer/Ron Howard
  34. Justin Timberlake

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. Rush Limbaugh
  3. Tim McGraw
  4. Roger Federer
  5. Jerry Bruckheimer
  6. George Clooney
  7. Kimi Raikkonen
  8. Jerry Seinfeld
  9. Sean (Diddy) Combs
  10. Jennifer Aniston
  11. Adam Sandler
  12. Oscar De La Hoya
  13. Cast of Desperate Housewives
  14. LeBron James
  15. J.K. Rowling
  16. Derek Jeter
  17. Maria Sharapova
  18. Matt Damon
  19. Gisele Bundchen
  20. Vince Vaughn
  21. Bill Clinton
  22. Gore Verbinski
  23. Will Smith
  24. Valentino Rossi
  25. Judge Judy Sheindlin
  26. Jessica Simpson
  27. Tyra Banks
  28. Anthony Robbins
  29. Cate Blanchett
  30. Regis Philbin
  31. Sandra Bullock
  32. Rachael Ray

  1. Alan Greenspan
  2. Julia Roberts
  3. Serena Williams
  4. Michelle Wie
  5. Keira Knightley
  6. Hilary Duff
  7. George Lopez
  8. Kate Moss
  9. Barbara Walters
  10. Ryan Seacrest
  11. Scarlett Johansson
  12. Jessica Alba
  13. Daniel Radcliffe
  14. Reese Witherspoon
  15. Larry the Cable Guy
  16. Deepak Chopra
  17. Annika Sorenstam
  18. Heidi Klum
  19. J.J. Abrams
  20. Dan Brown
  21. Emeril Lagasse
  22. Wolfgang Puck
  23. Dane Cook
  24. Jack Welch
  25. John Grisham
  26. Jeff Foxworthy
  27. Rhonda Byrne
  28. Dakota Fanning
  29. Danica Patrick
  30. Mitch Albom
  31. Emma Watson
  32. Hayden Panettiere
  33. Paula Deen
  34. Bobby Flay

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list? Agree or Disagree?

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  • pjthree

    yeah Madonna!

  • BS


  • Anon.

    One day Jake’s gonna be on that list. No doubt of it.

  • Samantha

    Jennifer Aniston? What a joke.

  • PinkRose

    tiger woods rocks earning 112 million last year!

    He has been number two on this list for something like the last four or five years and Oprah has been nuumber one. Sorry Tiger, as long as there is an Oprah, you’ll always be number 2.

  • Ace Tomato

    Okay, I know I’m guilty of stirring the pot here, but . . .

    Last year Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston were tied for 35th place.

    This year AJ is #14 and Aniston is #44.

    And those are two very different power/career trajectories.

    I think if you remove the Brad Pitt factor (which, don’t kid yourselves, IS a factor) the plain truth is that Angelina Jolie is a bonafide movie star, with talent and increasing successes, whereas Jennifer Aniston was a beloved television star who hasn’t quite manifested as a true movie star. She has celebrity, she has projects, she’s well liked, but she is never going to be a major movie star.

    Whatever your personal views on the woman may be, AJ is gaining in power, influence and sucess, and Aniston is waning. She’s never going to be broke or anything – but her career has already peaked.

  • [Famous Fug Face]

    Rapper/ Mogul – Billionaire Hov #9

    He’s not a businessman, he’s a business.. man. Lol

    100 people look who Samantha types about.

  • lauren

    Jessica SImpson, Jennifer Aniston? hah what a joke

  • Hee, hee

    So Angie moved 30 steps forward and Jen moved 30 steps back. Nothing Haters say will EVER change that.

  • coalharbourqt

    Bravo – Well said Ace Tomato!

    Well if we were forming our fantasy female celebrity teams, I have to say that I would love to see Oprah, Madonna and Angie do a humanitarian project of some kind together in Africa. That would just be the ultimate awesomeness :-)

    And of course Brad, U2, and Will Smith with the One Campaign is the best fantasy male celebrity team I could ask for!

  • angelah

    6 Ace Tomato | 06/15/2007 at 12:40 am
    well said! there’s clearly a huge difference, not just digit wise but a whole lot more times to the infinite!

  • [Famous Fug Face]

    Jessica Simpson, Vince Vaughn, Michelle Wie, Hilary Duff.. How they make the list? Lol

  • Prue H.

    Vince Vaughn is ahead of Will Smith? WTF?

  • +++

    Ace Tomato | 06/15/2007 at 12:40 am

    Well said !one is gaining momentum and the other one is waning. that’s the cycle of life. haters, we know its painful, but that’s the way it goes.

  • maxine

    two favorite moments when looking at the
    Forbes list: Brad and Johnny beating Cruise and AJ leaving JA in the dust. Beautiful.:)

  • kiti

    Power = money? Who cares.

  • [Famous Fug Face]

    I wonder who’s films in total grossed more money Brad, Tom, or Johnny?

    I think that an easy one. Lol

  • LaLa

    why’s keira knightley up there? she hasn’t done anything this year to warrant her name up there, maybe the whole “i’m not a plastic bag” thing she started got her on it.

  • Cora

    Where is Wentworth Miller ??????

  • Passing Through

    Would someone please explain to me how in the fcuk X had income last year? B#tch didn’t have a job. I guess those Friends got one hell of a deal on the syndication residuals!

  • BBperfume

    I’m surprised that Jay-Z made the top cut, while beyonce is not mentioned. Anybody could spot her in the list. At least B i more influential than Jay-Z and she has a fortune, why isn’t here in the list? So much for Jay who’s getting credit for riding on other ppl’s successes…

  • Passionate Eater

    I was trying to surf through the list, but my computer kept on crashing! Thanks for writing out list Jared! And Hayden Panettiere? She’s cute and I love Heroes, but I wouldn’t classify her one of the world’s most powerful celebrities.

  • Passionate Eater

    Ooops, I meant that I was originally trying to surf through the list one page at a time on the Forbes site! You made it much more easier!

  • Getreal

    angelina is up there only because of one reason, and everyone knows this including AJ, the manstealer. BRAD PITT Admit it. LMFAO!

  • angelah

    pity partier should be #1000th

  • A Certain Smile

    No, AJ is there for all the things she does and her popularity as witnessed by all these people going crazy when she shows up. you can’t steal a grown man w/ free will.

    Will Smith had a hit movie last year and was nominated for an Oscar this year, what was the criteria for this list? That makes no sense how low he is on the list.

    Nicole Kidman has not had a hit since The Others.

    Roger Federer? Only if your a rabid tennis fan would you even know who that is. even if you do know he just does not have the charisma other famous athletes have. Strange list.

  • Lolita

    Ace tomato-
    good post.
    just the facts ma’am just the facts.
    watched angie tonite on john stewart–
    he was beyond respectful of her while still
    wink winking her never ending hotness
    she is becoming–and please people we all get it that she has a past and enjoyed flaunting her dramatic side——
    but she is all about using every aspect of her celebrity for the greater good and I am one of a never ending mass of people who she is AFFECTING IN A BIG WAY——ANGELINA YOU ARE AFFECTING PEOPLE AND SHIFTING OPINIONS.

  • Jac

    I don’t discredit Jolie’s beauty or humanitarian efforts. But the woman is a bad/mediocre actress. Her movies are all rough sex scenes. She doesn’t have a lot of range (I’ve seen Gia and Girl, Interrupted) and is just terribly overrated as an actress. This list is stupid. As long as Jessica Simpson beats out ALAN GREENSPAN, I pretend i’m not American.

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    Maniston at #44.

    Poor thing.

    Bravo to Angie for making the cut at #14. A REAL star is always at least at the top 20. WHen you start hitting the 40′s – it means, you’re living on residuals and informercials.

    Poor Manny!

  • b4bitching

    If Britney, Lyndsay, Nichole Richie, Paris Hilton were not inside the list. Why was Jessica Simpson included. these girls are all in the same bracket, trash !

  • Lisa

    I’m happy to see Nicole Kidman and Angie Jolie on there so high.

    My favorite actresses.

  • Ryan

    Roger Federer! Should be ranked higher, but a good showing. Well deserved for a true champion.

  • Bobo

    Hayden Panettiere but no Steve Carell? Yeah right..

  • Lara

    i’m very happy to see Nicole Kidman and Angelina on the top.They deserve!!!

  • lila

    and where is my favorite actor leonardo dicaprio???!!!!!!!!

  • winona

    Jessica Simpson, Vince Vaughn, Michelle Wie, Hilary Duff>>> and tobey and leo don’t even make it… what the hell?

  • xy

    vince vaughn ahead of bill clinton?!? please…

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  • Hudson

    is there a point to make such a list beyoned number 10? this will only make celebrities hate the “one before mE”. Besides, no readers will read beyond 10, unless you are giving out a prize.

  • Hudson

    is there a point to make such a list beyoned number 10? this will only make celebrities hate the “one before mE”. Besides, no readers will read beyond 10, unless you are giving out a prize. this is also like naming your favourite child, I refuze to play this game blantantly.

  • http://htt// VOIE

    Jennifer big Chin should not be on the list

  • No way

    How the hell did Jessica Simfuck get on this list? What exactly did she do bar showing her tits, getting divorced and publicly humiliating herself?????

  • bensei

    yes, it’s strange Leonardo not be there.
    i don’t understand what Hayden Panettiere or Hilary Duff are doing there.
    I totally agree with angelina, oprah and Kidman positions.

  • Cuckoonest

    Johnny behind Brad Pitt… WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??

  • bdj

    Oprah is one powerful woman. Never under-estimate the power of the soccer Moms. Brad Pitt is a powerful playa in Hollywood as well as an activist for several good causes. Jolie is simply Jolie. She is the hottest chick in the Hollywood game with a good heart. Jay-Z is what America is all about, rising from poverty to become a self-made millionaire.

  • black

    Wow—–having Brad Pitt at your side certainly helps alot!

    By the way, which number was he last year?

  • black

    Oh wait a minute—-if I remember correctly Tom was way ahead of Brad last year, right?




  • Julie

    Well first of all, those girls who didn’t make it … that’s just crazy!
    And they forgot the Olsen twins, hello they’re like billionaires?!
    I don’t really agree with this list, I’m wondering on what it’s based??

  • Kendra

    I don’t see Beyonce on the list. Did I miss it? With her high visibility etc. I thought she would have at least cracked the top 20.