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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. 101
    passing Through Says:

    # 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.

  2. 102
    oh snap Says:

    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.

  3. 103
    boughtandpaidforby WBP Says:

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

  4. 104
    lurker Says:

    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.

  5. 105
    Jill Says:

    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.

  6. 106
    bdj Says:

    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.

  7. 107
    Jill Says:

    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.

  8. 108
    ! Says:

    lmao. the trolls are having a meltdown.

  9. 109
    Queen bee Says:


    …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!

  10. 110
    bdj Says:,,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 ********, premiered. Jolie has also been filming her upcoming movie, Salt.

  11. 111
    Ha Says:

    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

  12. 112
    S Says:

    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!

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  14. 114
    Alex Says:

    Angie is fascinating, even for her detractors.

    Brad, of course, a supermega star already.

  15. 115
    Regiane Says:

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

  16. 116
    Dawne Says:

    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.

  17. 117
    bdj Says:

    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.

  18. 118
    T pain Says:



  19. 119
    Angelina's new title Says:

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

  20. 120
    sugar Says:

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

  21. 121
    bdj Says:

    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>*******

  22. 122
    Angelina's new title Says:

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

  23. 123
    passing Through Says:

    # 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…

  24. 124
    Sofia Says:

    she is amazing, Congratulation!

  25. 125
    sarah Says:

    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.

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