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Angelina Jolie: World's Most Powerful Celebrity

Angelina Jolie: World's Most Powerful Celebrity

Angelina Jolie has unseated talkshow diva Oprah Winfrey to become the World’s Most Powerful Celebrity, according to Forbes.

Here’s what the mag had to say about the 33-year-old’s power based on money and fame: “Eclectic actress and gossip-column favorite dethrones media maven Oprah Winfrey atop this year’s Celebrity 100. Jolie has always been able to attract tabloid attention and Oscar nods, but this year, she’s finally figured out a way to make serious money. Her most recent blockbuster, Wanted, proved this mother of six’s sweet spot is action films; the movie earned $340 million at the box office. Up next: Salt, in which Jolie plays a CIA officer accused of being a spy.”

Here’s who rounded out the top 10:
#2 — Oprah Winfrey
#3 — Madonna
#4 — Beyonce Knowles
#5 — Tiger Woods
#6 — Bruce Springsteen
#7 — Steven Spielberg
#8 — Jennifer Aniston
#9 — Brad Pitt
#10 — Kobe Bryant

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# 1

ok ANGIE!!! love her

# 2

But is she happy?

# 3

Rank Name Pay ($mil) Web Rank Press Rank TV Rank
1 Angelina Jolie 27 3 5 3
2 Oprah Winfrey 275 4 8 2
3 Madonna 110 9 6 8
4 Beyonce Knowles 87 2 20 16
5 Tiger Woods 110 54 4 4
6 Bruce Springsteen 70 32 19 25
7 Steven Spielberg 150 48 26 48
8 Jennifer Aniston 25 6 30 21
9 Brad Pitt 28 11 7 6
10 Kobe Bryant 45 53 10 15
11 Will Smith 45 37 18 17
12 Dr. Phil McGraw 80 74 55 10
13 Britney Spears 35 10 16 11
14 David Letterman 45 35 36 9
15 Coldplay 70 64 17 57
16 Adam Sandler 55 25 43 44
17 Harrison Ford 65 13 48 75
18 Michael Jordan 45 19 33 39
19 LeBron James 40 58 15 27
20 Tom Cruise 33 33 13 19
21 Bon Jovi 50 20 57 50
22 Donald Trump 50 57 47 26
23 Rush Limbaugh 54 80 45 22
24 George Lucas 170 71 65 85
25 Simon Cowell 75 62 97 40

# 4

brads not two or three………………….rock on angie.even though she is odd

# 5

She is certainly most powerful in my book and most beautiful! We love you Angie. Glad you’re on top. She has a lot of clout – can open a movie, can get interest groups talking and get people listening to just causes. What an impressive woman. Angie makes me proud to be a woman.

# 6

CONGRATULATIONS beautiful & kind Angie!!!!

what a birthday present…knocking O..WOW

# 8

where is passin gags n guli buli…………..must be sleeping dreaming of angie and brad as they do 24/7

# 9

HAHA that’s amazing..! I love Brad and Angie! I knew this day would come when she would top Oprah. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just wonder why Kobe is on there!

TRUTH HURTS. @ 06/03/2009 at 7:05 pm

FIRST

she has got the biggest forehead, mouth n lips i have ever seen……….yuk

i guess i dodged a bullet there man.

She deserved it. We love her , Jolie ……..

I see jennifer is on top of brad, she ued to ride him on top in bed to…those memorys never die.

anonymous @ 06/03/2009 at 7:08 pm

That’s why Jenho can’t get her @ss off the Jolie-Pitt train. She will continue to coattail Angie. Haters need to give it up. Angelina is unstoppable. Brad was very smart to to hook-up with Angelina.

the d list jen has more power than the oh mighty a-list braddy……….lol

power over what? @ 06/03/2009 at 7:12 pm

All the negative press Angie gets on a daily basis helped to put her on that list. I wouldnt brag about that. Just shows that any press is good for an actor. That said, that doesnt erase all of the baggage this woman has. She isnt powerful enought to have all her filthy naked pics removed from the internet. She isnt powerful enought to have all the negative articles about her removed. She isnt powerful enough to remove any evididence of her past from the internet. She can make anyone forget all the PDA’s with BBT, or the naked pics of her and Jenny Shimizu. She isnt powerful enough make the naked pics of her and the horse disappear. She cannot have the Rolling Stone interview, where she admitted being institutionalized because she feared BBT would not ditch Dern for her. She cannot hide any of this from her kids, who are already learning how to use google…SEEMS SHE DOESNT HAVE THE POWER TO KEEP BRAD FROM HOOKING UP WITH JEN, OR THE POWER TO HALT THE 2 NEGATIVE BOOKS THAT ARE GOING OUT….Guess what folks, that title is pretty worthless. I just shows that a lot of people like to read negative stories about this demented creature.

great that the 3
first are women! and Angie is a working mom and an advocate and publicist for good causes. More power to them!!
She is truly devoted to several good things and besides that, manages to have a career.
Good that she tries to balance things and has a great partner :)

Maybe now she can buy a sandwich. The gal needs some meat on her bones.

Oh, Jill, she obviously is happy.

For me, the biggest puzzle is why Jennifer Aniston is on that list. She’s so over…Although I do love her SmartWater.

I so happy for her, i love her and her movies and family!

Congratulations!

Isn’t this hilarious? She made waaaay more than Brad while Jen is only a step up from Brad. I guess Jenn and Brad found a way to be together on a list HAHAH!

THEY ALL SUCK.

By the way, no wonder Brad is taking on so many roles! he wants to keep up with the one that wears the pants in the family.

hEY JARED... @ 06/03/2009 at 7:18 pm

GO ANGIE!!! and the best thing about it is I’m sure she couldn’t care less :)

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