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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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  • passing Through

    # 70 bdj @ 06/03/2009 at 7:54 pm
    Notice how US had to get in their mandatory X mention? I’m positive they get kickbacks from Huvane. They could have simply said, “The National Enquirer reported Jolie and Pitt – together since 2005 – were going to announce an “official” split…” But NNNNNOOOOOOOOO! They had to include X’s name in there. That’s why her hens won’t let that shite go – the media keeps them tied together. And for that reason alone I feel no need to give up ragging on X. I’ll stop making fun of the fug btich when they stop tying her to Brad & Angie. Four years and 6 months after they split and Brad still can’t get away from the slag.

  • oh snap

    That’s great. That list is awesome. Spencer Pratt that guy famous for nothing, just compared his fame with his wife to Brad & Angelina on this survivor type show.

  • boughtandpaidforby WBP

    Brad bought her this title as a birthday/going away gift. LOL

  • lurker

    Just the fact that she beat Donald Frump is alright by me. He usually whips out statistics that make him look good.

    I’ll never forget him blasting her in the media.

    Angelina is better than he is.

  • Jill

    Rebecca @ 06/03/2009 at 7:03 pm
    Rebecca @ 06/03/2009 at 7:04 pm
    Rebecca @ 06/03/2009 at 7:06 pm
    Rebecca @ 06/03/2009 at 7:09 pm

    Damn, four nasty posts in six minutes… wassamatta, honey, your date stood you up again? The boyfriend dumped you? You should be used to that by now, shouldn’t you?
    When’s the last time you actually had a date, anyway? Cousins don’t count.

  • bdj

    passing Through @ 06/03/2009 at 8:17 pm
    It is huvane way of keeping her riding on BP and AJ coattails. Your Hairness would be working on a “Friends” Lifetime TV reunion special otherwise.

  • Jill

    Emma @ 06/03/2009 at 7:59 pm
    That’s great but she’s always on these lists. I doubt that she cares about all of this. she’s probably laughing at how silly it all is.

    LOL I agree. That’s what I most admire about Angie, she doesn’t take any of this silliness seriously.

  • !

    lmao. the trolls are having a meltdown.

  • Queen bee


    …she was voted the MOST BEAUTIFUL BY VANITY FAIR…etc.

    …Now she’s MOST POWERFUL? WOW!!


    …ANGIE IS TOO GOOD FOR OPRAH’S SICOPHANTIC SHOW, BUT I’D LOVE TO SEE A WHOLE HOUR OF ANGIE LIVE…..also, the jenhags would FLIP THEIR LID and swear that Oprah was a traitor!!…but no, she would be an ‘intelligent business’ woman to have the guts to ask Angie to do an hour on her show…..after trying to ignore her for the last 3years! hehehe! I’d love to see the look on jenhags face!

  • bdj,,20283132,00.html
    Not to be outdone. No mention of Baby Jane. I guess Huvane kickback didn’t work after that 3 page lovefest People Mag did about Baby Jane and Peeboy. Just saying.

    Brad and Angelina Split Rumors ‘Not True’
    Don’t worry about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Hollywood’s hottest couple is not splitting up, their rep tells PEOPLE.

    Rumors of a breakup are “not true,” says the rep.

    Reports surfaced Wednesday that Pitt and Jolie, who are parents to six children, were planning to make a split “official.” The reports stemmed from a story in the National Enquirer.

    Just last month, the couple made a glamorous appearance together on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival where Pitt’s new film, Inglourious Basterds, premiered. Jolie has also been filming her upcoming movie, Salt.

  • Ha

    Angelina Jolie and Forbes magazine. They just want to sell…er…who reads Forbes these days?

    Anyhoo, I’m sure this list will be on that obscure channel called E with their coundown shows. Please

  • S

    I wouldn’t go bragging that she’s powerful because she’s in tabloids– in that case Jon and Kate would be on that list, not to mention that her movie isn’t one of the highest grossing movies or doesn’t even compare to some of the other actors on that list. These lists don’t mean anything anymore- I mean Maxim’s list was a joke- Seriously that chick who took the number one spot is not the hottest woman in the world… hot? yes… the hottest? no!



  • Alex

    Angie is fascinating, even for her detractors.

    Brad, of course, a supermega star already.

  • Regiane

    Congrats to Angelina, she sure deserves it! As for that f******* bitch Orcah, she can go to hell with her millions.

  • Dawne

    On the Eve of her 34th birthday Angie is named most powerful celebrity. Quite an accomplishment for a woman who is so much more than a celebrity. Big message there.

    What resume at such a young age. Great and deserving birthday gift even though I doubt it means much to her.

    But for those of us who have been patiently waiting for push back on the coattail issue, this is a great beginning….secondary only to the Monster Flop that began this ripple effect. The good girls do ultimately win the day.

    In terms of the latent sexism still alive and well out there, this should splinter a few more glass ceilings. Woman are finally beginning the take over, watch out, suits. Maybe they are starting to ‘get’ it as Angie was offered Salt over the archetypal male.

  • bdj

    Angelina Jolie tops Forbes’ ‘Celebrity 100′ power list

    Jun 3, 2009, 07:27 PM | by Josh Rottenberg

    Categories: Current Affairs

    Actress Angelina Jolie has earned the top spot on Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s 100 most powerful celebrities, dethroning Oprah Winfrey, who had held the No. 1 position for the past two years. According to the magazine, Jolie’s $27 million in earnings last year, combined with her global fame, were enough to bump Winfrey (who earned $275 million in 2008) down to the second spot. Rounding out the top 5 are Madonna, Beyonce Knowles, and Tiger Woods. President Obama, at No. 49, became the first sitting head of state to make the list, while Toby Keith (No. 59), Taylor Swift (No. 69), and Alec Baldwin (No. 91) also made their first appearances.

  • T pain



  • Angelina’s new title

    Most Powerful Celebrity in the world. not just most powerful woman. Angelina ,oprah, madonna!!! Suck it haters!

  • sugar

    Of course she is. With six kids and a supportive, loving partner who would not be happy. Go Angie go.

  • bdj

    Angelina Jolie tops Forbes celebrity ‘power list’

    2 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AFP) — Superstar actress and humanitarian advocate Angelina Jolie has unseated talkshow diva Oprah Winfrey as the world’s most powerful celebrity in a new survey published by Forbes magazine Wednesday.

    The top ranking is based on income over the past 12 months as well as web references, press clippings, broadcast mentions and major magazine covers devoted to the celebrity, Forbes said.

    Oscar winner Jolie, 33, one half of the Hollywood golden couple dubbed “Brangelina” with Brad Pitt, earned 27 million dollars between June 2008 and June 2009.

    Her earnings and “famous face,” Forbes said, were enough to dethrone media maven Winfrey, who earned 275 million dollars.

    ******Jolie, who came in third last year, is known for balancing her movie career and work as a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency with her ever-growing six-child family with Pitt>*******

  • Angelina’s new title

    it’s so true if you think about it even the hater blogs use her to get hits.

  • passing Through

    # 85 groundcontrol @ 06/03/2009 at 8:05 pm
    GC -
    The Forbes salary thing is ALWAYS effed up. Angie didn’t work from Dec 2007 to Feb 2009…so how the hell could she have earned anything in 2008? She got paid in 2006 for KFP and 2007 for Wanted & Changeline, so that’s ZERO INCOME for 2008. For 2009 she’s currently filming Salt and word is she got $15MIL plus 6% gross (gross points). That would put her 2009 earnings at $15MIL. So how did Forbes come up with $27MIL? She doesn’t currently have any endorsements or residuals.
    As far as I know Angie DID NOT have points on KFP. Supposedly she got $10MIL for the voicework. She may get points on the sequel though, but I would say it will depend on the size of her role.
    As for Wanted, there were rumblings that she got points, but mostly I read at movie sites that she got a straight salary of $17.5MIL. And again – that’s was salary for 2007, not 2008. Also, I saw 2 different figures for Changeling – $10MIL and $15MIL. Considering the budget was $55MIL, I’d say she got $10MIL on that one. But again…that would have been 2007 salary.
    And don’t even get me started on Brad’s $28MIL. In 2008 he did TOL and IB. He basically did TOL for free. He’s supposedly getting $15MIL+ gross points on IB. He has his SoftBank and Edward Jeans deals, but the Tag Heuer deal ended in 2008. The SoftBank gig supposedly pays $4MIL per year, but I’ve heard a number on the Edward Jeans ads…he’s been doing them forever though.
    BTW – X supposedly made $25MIL in 2008-2009? Well…the Friends residuals deal is $100MIL/yr divided 6 ways or $16.7MIL. The DumbWater deal only pays $1MIL a year + stock options. That would leave the Turkey Baster movie paying her around $7.5-8MIL. Uh…not. That would be about 1/2 the budget of the entire indie flick…and considering how misManagement just bombed…I’m guessing an indie flick didn’t pay her anywhere near $8MIL…

  • Sofia

    she is amazing, Congratulation!

  • sarah

    I’ve always thought she was the most Powerful Celebrity. she’s one of the most best actresses out now, she’s got the most handsome and sexy partner, she has beautiful children, she is a good humanitarian, she is undeniably beautiful, she’s very smart and most of all, she’s got a good heart.

  • Dawne

    Never mind an hour on doprah’s show, how about a ‘day in the life’ at the Pitt home of the moment…like she did with Teenyweenytom. We’d get to see them interact as a family and see all the kids blah, nah.

    Huvane must be rolling his cyanide pill btwn thumb and index………the most powerful celeb in the world WITHOUT A PUBLICIST.

  • wow

    Angelina made the least on that list yet she’s number one. LOL Forbes is kissing Angelina’s arss. Imagine all those people who measure their status with money and here come this renegade Angelina with no money (in comparison to others) to take the number one spot.

    We all know Angelina and Brad could care less about this but the others? The others, with a few exxceptions, measure their success with how much money they have and how many businesses they have. They must be PISSED. lol

  • passing Through

    # 108 bdj @ 06/03/2009 at 8:23 pm
    LOL. If Turkey Baster follows in misManagement’s shoes, she’ll be lucky if Lifetime wants her. She’ll be calling up Okra and trying to get a gig on Okra’s new channel…

  • hands down


    The Most Powerful Celebrity in the whole world.

    the MOST POWERFUL people, the MOST POWERFUL!!!

  • bourgie

    That’s nice.

  • passing Through

    # 112 bdj @ 06/03/2009 at 8:25 pm
    This is the most free publicity the NE has had since…well…since the last time they claimed a Brad/Angie split announcement was imminent. It’s the cheapest way to advertise – get your rivals to do it for you.

  • Dawne


    Do you think they will even release the poultry Flick? Who’s gonna take that risk……….bet it goes straight to dvd. Maybe she’ll come back to TO and coke her way thru a few hysterical CBC interviews trying to flog the lemon.

  • jellybean

    no other celebrity out there can make the papz and the fans and the haters (even if they deny it) go crazy the way BRANGELINA can! wtg ANGIE!!! congratulations!!!

  • sweetie

    Congrats to Angie! She has a beautiful heart and does so much good. Beautiful lady — inside and out. :-)

  • Teri

    Oh how lovely this stupid x hag is giving a whopping five pennies to the fat people who buy her smart water. Yep this takes the cakes, this ho is such a fraud. I’m surprised she’s even on the list. She pockets 90 cents to add to her 100 million and gives five big pennies to the obese. HA

  • Missy

    Thanks Forbes. Oprah would have no reason to invite The Jolie to be in her f*kk*ng show. That’s the way to be on the top. with no PR watsoevah!

  • anon

    Forbes and other places that calculate salaries are always off Brad should be higher up if you include all his endorsement and production deals and back end DVD deals. Any way this is a cute story.

  • Not impressed by JA

    What i absolutely love about this list is the fact that she is number one but yet she is the least career oriented among the top 20.
    Her main focus is LOVE : loving her children, her man, the less fortunate through charity works.
    Once again, Angelina Jolie is more concerned about true human relations with her loved ones and humanitarian all the Hollywood tra la la.
    That’s just brilliant. The least career obsessed is the one who has managed to have the best balance in life and could care less about those lists !

  • http://justjared bermy girl

    Way to go Angelina! I’m not suprised JP fans – you know we have good taste!

    Exotic and alluring beauty, mystery, talent, courage, compassion, honesty, and guts – that’s why I admire her. Doesn’t matter how much money she made or how vicious her detractors are. Angelina has got charisma and she and Brad together are The Perfect Storm.

  • Missy

    I just don’t wanna see suri cruise in their JR Forbes list. That kid’s been working hard to keep the family in the limelight. poor girl.

  • black beauty

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE ANGELINA!!!! im so happy she made #1. i love oprah too but the only thing i hate about her is that she wont put angelina on her show. angelina does so much good for the world with her humanitarian work and she adopts children from around the world. oprah of all people should acknowlege that but she is too loyal and feels so sorry for jennifer aniston. ugh!

  • lmao

    Angelina being number one is pure gold that’s all I’m gonna say.

    Don’t worry though, Okrah will be number one next year when her new show for Dr. Oz starts.

  • justin

    congrat Angie! She fully deserve it !

  • To Sillyme really stupid you

    Obviously this list mean a great deal. Most of you are her eto state your opinion of the right and wrong of her being NUMBER ONE. If this thread had been about Oprah or any other person on that list (save Brad) it would have generated little interest. SO yes she is the most powerful Person. THE MENTION of her name sends the web in a tizzy. Bolg post triple if not more. She/Brad have been on the cover of every mag most weeks for 4+ years. If she and her kids or Brad were seen tomorrow It is a fact that you could bank on what the cover will be next week. She has not given an interview in months. Yet she is the focus of most blogs. .Postive or Negative..

    So yeah Forbes got it right for a change. She owns the as*es of every tab. They could not stop printing stories about her/Brad if their life depended on it. All the people who claim to be tired of them, hate them and on and on.. Can’t stay away for a week. So yeah She is most powerful. Look at the nutters who are here



    SHE IS THE 21st Century CRACK.. LMAO.. I love the Jolie.. and Mr. Pitt too.. I am just sitting back and enjoying the obsession that so many have regarding her. Yes the fans (I am one) understand. She is one of a kind. There has never been another..

    So fans and haters bask in her glory and wonder. We understand.. We understand.

  • viva la vida

    huh @ 06/03/2009 at 7:21 pm Brad will now realize (if he hasn’t already) that he made the biggest mistake of his life when he left Jennifer for Angie.

    The funniest thought i’ve ever read so far.
    Uh, Why would he regret leaving Aniston? Jolie gave him everything Aniston was too selfish to give. Pitt is very much contented with his life now and you can see it upon his face. He is aging but looking good because he is very happy. I bet Aniston regret the day she filed for divorce because until now, she can’t stop talking about how much forever inlove she is with Pitt. You and your idol should both MOVE ON!

  • guli

    JP fans…get ready to celebrate Angie’s BDAY tomorrow :-)

    Thanks PT for the quick and excellent response.
    Alex…if you’re around check PM in a few :-)

  • anon

    “Her most recent blockbuster”, ____________________________________________

    How many actresses can have that sentence attached to their names?

  • justlurked

    Yay! more power to you angie.

  • you know who

    Missy @ 06/03/2009 at 8:53 pm I just don’t wanna see suri cruise in their JR Forbes list. That kid’s been working hard to keep the family in the limelight. poor girl.

    they actually base their JR Forbes list on the child which is most photographed, who else would it be? non other than the child who is always dragged out even if the child looks unhappy and uncomfortable just to be photographed. i’m gonna be surprised if she won’t win the title, after all, she’s been working really hard.

  • um

    Kudos to Angei but she could care less.

    I thought it would be the President but he’s not really a celebrity.

    I’m watching the NBC special of the White House goings on..