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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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  • Queen bee



    …She was promoting her new movie on THE VIEW and she was talking about how she’d tried for get pregnant to no avail, so then she adopted a foster child…..then she says “….YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PRETTY LIKE ANGELINA JOLIE AND GO TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY TO ADOPT….I’M NOT DISPARAGING ANYONE, BUT THERE ARE CHILDREN RIGHT HERE IN THE U.S…..” (HUH???)

    ….Now whyyyyy does this heffer feel the need to throw Angie under the bus for adopting OUTSIDE the country???? ANY orphan child getting a home and parents is a blessing! Why does she feel the need to pit foreign orphan children against U. S. orphan children???

    Then she went on to BEG the viewers to see her movie cause she said the Studios are not backing movies about women….FUNNY, ANGIE IS DOING FINE GETTING HER MOVIE BACKED!!..

    …Anyway, I think it was a very SNARKY remark, and will NOT be seeing her movie. I hope the other J-P fans feel the same.

  • Frenchy

    How come the tabs didn’t break this story? :)

  • outlier

    don’t forget, Jolie build a high school for girls in 2002 before Okra.

    Hell and back…there is no way okra is gonna invite her to her show.

  • Not impressed by JA

    Point of view…sorry

  • marisa

    don’t see the big hype. she’s just a scum bag w/ millions who can act. nothing special.

  • groundcontrol

    please @ 06/03/2009 at 10:04 pm groundcontrol.. No, I mean the majority of women who tend to frown upon homewreckers. Sorry hon.

    Well you’re either just determined to hate on a woman for no reason or you have some serious issues. There is NO evidence whatsoever that there was any “homewrecking” going on. Something is wrong with women who keep harping on that accusations no matter what evidence they see to the contrary.
    Everyone. Read EVERYONE involved and their friends – and their dogs, if they could talk – all said there was no homewrecking involved. In fact, I think Brad handled the end of his marriage respectfully and honorably.
    No matter how often and in how many ways people like you and your ilk try to spin it, there was not even serious gossip of anything between Jolie and Pitt until after they got together months following the separation announcement and even not until after the divorce papers were filed with the court. The tabs were trying to link Brad to some model at the time after the separation or making up stories about a reconciliation which was never true.
    Your insistence on perpetuating this myth reflects on you not on Brad or Angie. It’s your hang up and it’s your problem. Not theirs. But it is very typical of a certain type of woman.

  • um

    can’t people understand English? The article says powerful, not influential, richest, slimmest, or youngest.

  • Neil

    Is it too late to say, YESSS!! And I would like to inform all her fans that deep in my bones I know, the best is yet to come.

  • irma

    @please: Other women are jealous of Angie. They all wish, they get what Angie have. Brad, fortune, popularity, family & adorations from millions of her fans all over the world. Angie is on the very top of her world. God bless Angie, Brad & their kids.

  • ellie’

    Great Job Jen Your always on top..So proud of you girl !!!!

  • Neil

    marisa @ 06/03/2009 at 10:17 pm

    You are a fool. (that’s all you get)

  • Frenchy

    I’m really loving all of this.

  • Richard .p

    Go Angie!! Power forever

    l love you

  • ok

    Congrats Angie! Brad should be number two at least should rank more than That woman we all dislike. I demand recount.

  • groundcontrol

    outlier @ 06/03/2009 at 10:16 pm don’t forget, Jolie build a high school for girls in 2002 before Okra.
    Hell and back…there is no way okra is gonna invite her to her show
    Thank you for reminding everyone of this. That would be a real school and not The Oprah Winfrey Princess Academy with time out for manis and pedis. Please.
    I disagree though in part. Oprah would kill to have Jolie on her show. Oprah would agree to b1tch slap the ex back to leprachan land if it would get Jolie on her show.

  • Neil


    I don’t think you understand power.

  • correction



  • irma

    Count me in Queen bee #201, I will not watch Greek Fat Wedding. For me adopting a child wether it’s from the US or other country, still you are doing & helping that child to have a secure & good future. US have plenty orf resources to help the unfortunate kids but not from the 3rd world countries including Vietnam,Laos & Africa. Angie I salute you for being such a beautiful woman with the heart of gold.
    God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s.

  • ohoh

    Jolie-Pitt fans do not watch Fat Greek Wedding. Do not support anybody who dissed Angie. That actress ( what’s her name) is cotailing Angie. I will not watch that movie.

  • irma

    Congratulations Angie. What a nice gift to be named The Most Powerful Celebrity In The World on the eve of her birthday. God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s.

  • vickifromtexas

    hello irma. we are almost never on here at the same time. = )

  • Frenchy

    I’m just imagining Orpah and Gayle King’s nightly phone conversation tonight. Gayle: “Did you hear you are now number 2 most powerful celebrity” Oprah: Oh really who’s number one?” Gayle: “Angelina Jolie”. Oprah: “huh?” Gayle:” Yeah girl, Angelina”. LOL

  • vickifromtexas

    i’m not surprised at all that angelina tops the list.

  • irma

    Have you read? BRad & Angie’s Rep. denied the split rumour that The Enquirer started. Brad & Angie are for the long haul. They will grow old together, watching their kids graduate in college & have their g-kids.Peace & blessings.

  • Jen The Hag

    um @ 06/03/2009 at 10:18 pm can’t people understand English? The article says powerful, not influential, richest, slimmest, or youngest.

    hmmm can’t you understand if you are POWERFUL ergo YOU are INFLUENTIAL too.

  • ohoh

    @ok: I was wondering why the X even made it on the list & even beat Brad?

  • anon

    Angelina Jolie beats out Oprah, Beyonce and Madonna on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list

    BY Corky Siemaszko
    daily news staff writer

    Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 5:35 PM

    A sultry interloper has ousted Oprah Winfrey from the top spot on the Forbes list of the celebrities with the most juice.

    Angelina Jolie, who placed third last year, dethroned the media maven despite the fact that Oprah was once again the highest earner on the list.

    Jolie garners loads of that as one of Hollywood’s leading ladies – and as the better half of Tinsel Town’s hottest couple.

    Her husband is Brad Pitt, who was number 9 on the list, right behind Jennifer Aniston, the actress he dumped for Jolie.

  • angie is number 1

    to all the haters who question angie’s power

    Well angie was able to make you post your negative comments without saying anything. That is power,

    Congratulations angie. You are powerful with or without the list because you are able to influence a lot of people. The haters may claim otherwise but their comment, negative it may be already gave you that power they want to deny you.

    Angie is the only hollywood actress who is admired and respected here in asia. Jen may be famous there in the US but no one even cares about her here. Angie is even more famous than oprah. Jen’s movie doesnt even get here and no one even watdh friends because we would rather our own comedy shows whose actresses are much prettier and more talented than jen

  • LuckyL

    Queen bee @ 06/03/2009 at 10:13 pm



  • LuckyL

    ellie’ @ 06/03/2009 at 10:21 pm
    Jen has a thread dumb***. Sorry it’s not as popular or fun as this one, but she still has one. God, even her own fans don’t care to post in there.

  • angie is number 1

    Angie’s power was able to make the haters react to the list.

    By reacting to the list you just confirmed that angie do have the power over you.

  • anon

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s rep: Couple is not splitting
    Jun 3, 2009, 08:46 PM | by Dan Snierson

    Despite rumors of a split, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are not breaking up, the couple’s representative told People this afternoon. The denial was in response to a story in the National Enquirer that stated that the two actors are making an “official split.” Jolie is currently shooting the political action thriller Salt in Long Island, while Pitt is promoting Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Sources at studios for both films tell that they haven’t noticed any tension between the couple. Jolie shot scenes for Salt today without incident. Although the Enquirer reported that the couple was icy to each other out of camera range at the Cannes Film Festival last month, a source who was in Cannes with Pitt saw no evidence of trouble in the relationship.

  • Chibiusa

    Go Angelina! More power to you and Brad.

    We admire and love you girl. God bless your heart!

    irma @ 06/03/2009 at 10:26 pm

    Count me in Queen bee #201, I will not watch Greek Fat Wedding. For me adopting a child wether it’s from the US or other country, still you are doing & helping that child to have a secure & good future. US have plenty orf resources to help the unfortunate kids but not from the 3rd world countries including Vietnam,Laos & Africa. Angie I salute you for being such a beautiful woman with the heart of gold.
    God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s.

    ITAWY! Jenhens are ignorant and nasty.

    My BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING DVD is already in the trash can.Will boycott everyone bashing Angelina.

  • lylian

    Just catching up on the threads. Gotta say this:

    (1) I’m not very impressed by the Forbes list. I understand their criteria – basically the number of times you are mentioned in consumer magazines, the amount of money you earn, the number of searches on the internet. It’s a fame game, measured only in the USA.

    (2)Having said (1) above, I will like to underscore the point I’ve been trying to make for the last few weeks:

    “There’s a MYSTIQUE about her that she has been able to maintain for years now, and there is always another story to tell about her children, about her films, about her philanthropic work and about her relationship with Brad Pitt. She is part of the pop culture dialogue on a daily basis and that sets her apart from every other celebrity.”
    And that is why fans should smile and look at the bright side of most of the stories and lies which emerge about Brad and Angelina, being together, breaking up, adopting, pregnant. (NOw, I agree that sometimes, the stories over step the boundaries of decency but that’s another story).
    It adds to their mystique and keeps the public wanting more. It keeps the “where is Brad? where is Angelina? why is he at the hotel? Why is she having lunch? ” twitters going on and on. Blogs going on and on. Does any other couple get so much attention? Who? Not Jennifer and Ben, not Jlo and Marc, not anyone
    Some of us fans might say that Angelina and Brad aren’t that happy about all this stalking and no doubt there is some truth to that. But I also think they know the equation and the give and take of celebrity. When they go out to draw attention to Make It Right and raise funds, get interviews with POTUS and with the leader of the Congress, the Governor of Newark or meet with the UN Chief, or get a boost in donations to UNHCR, I think they understand that its also their celebrity and fame which is to some extent the result of all these ridiculous stories about them, which also gives them huge leverage for their actions.
    I admire the fact that both Angelina and Brad take the responsibility of their fame and celebrity to highlight their humanitarian work very seriously. One day, may be, the glare of this hot spotlight on them may die down but somehow, I don’t think it will happen for at least another 2 – 3 years, when they both decide to retire from films altogether.
    So fans, I urge you. See the humor and the positive side of all this media frenzy about Brad and Angelina. As long as Brad and Angelina keep living their own lives on their own terms, none of these stories will hurt them. As far as I can judge, insofar as the media is concerned, Brad and Angelina have been doing everything right – down to not having a single publicist between them.
    (let me apologise in advance if several paragraphs appear in bold. I only want the quote in bold but for some reason, it doesn’t always work that way :-) )

  • anon

    Jolie Leads Forbes Celebrity List; No. 2 Winfrey Earns Most

  • †Fug Face Man!ston†

    jennifer aniston power?!? brad pitt powerful?!? kobe powerful?!? beyonce could buy jolie.. wtf.
    any list with aniston in the top 10 is bullshiiiit.

  • sugar

    to OK. You’re so demented hating on Angelina. She has not done anything wrong to you. Is it because you’re so jealous.

  • groundcontrol

    Lylian, excellent points.
    Neil, you are too funny! Succinct and funny. Hee Hee.

  • irma

    vicki, nice to see you again. How are you & your family? Please give my regards to your mom, how is she? Have you heard from anoble lately? She’s been out of the circulation for a while. Maybe, she will be back tomorrow on Angie’s birthday.
    Thanks JJ for the new thread.
    Goodnight to all the fans. See you all again tomorrow. Angie can move mountains.
    God bless the fans & God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s.

  • bdj

    Tell it to the President
    Obama, in another first, named “power” celebrity

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama is the first sitting head of state to make the Forbes Celebrity 100 Power List, with his many magazine covers and best-selling books blurring the line between politics and celebrity.

    The president came in at No. 49 on the annual list released on Wednesday — which ranks celebrities based on their earnings and mentions in the media — after he made $2.5 million last year from his two best-selling books.

    “Obama is hands-down the most famous person in the world,” said Lacey Rose of Forbes magazine. “His historic presidential run helped him sell more than a million copies of his books; he landed on many magazine covers.”

    “There is a real interest in him as a president, a family man, a celebrity,” she said.

    Obama is the first African American to be elected U.S. president.

    Former President Bill Clinton, who left office in 2001, appeared on the Forbes list in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007.

    Topping the list is actress Angelina Jolie, followed by talk show host Oprah Winfrey, then singers Madonna and Beyonce Knowles, making this the first year all top four spots were taken by women, Forbes said.

  • loveforfour

    Jen fans are also delusional. They are praying for a break-up so that Brad can get back with X. One of the comments on dlisted said that the three bio babes isn’t enough that JA would gladly give him more. These people are crazy with a capital C. She wasn’t even willing to have kids when they were married! B and A are just living their lives and I pray they are together and have good health for a long time.

  • †Fug Face Man!ston†

    i’m not sure how jolie beat oprah… that’s ridiculous. it’s agelina jolie for gods sake. she’s a clown. LOL.. her life’s a big circus. people watch to see who’s she’s going to buy next. HOW COULD BE SECOND TO HER IN ANYTHING. ROTFLMFBAO

  • bdj

    loveforfour @ 06/03/2009 at 10:51 pm
    Please, Baby Jane could not be bothered to have one in the seven years she was with Pitt. Your hairness is more concerned with her hair, career, and body. In that order. Hens just like living in La La Land.

  • http://Justjared Bijoux

    Greetings JP fans!
    I agree w/Queen Bee about boycotting and not see the big fat greek wedding actress’s movie. People need to be held accountable for their bad behavior.

  • ang

    Congrats to Angie. I know she doesn’t care about these lists and number games. It’s great nonetheless.
    She is a great rolemodel for any modern woman and proof that you can have a crazy youth and mature in a responsible human being that is generous, compassionate and strong. I’m glad that I’m not in the spotlight, because when I look back, I did some pretty crazy things in my younger years and I certainly wouldn’t want every Frick and Frack to know about it and talk about it 20 years later.
    Kudos to her that she just lives her life and gives a rats*ss about any of the s**t that’s written about her.
    I bet, that any of these people who write all these lies, would kiss her *ss if they would meet her in person.

  • Paulie

    It’s really cool that the top 4 are all women! Go Angelina! Go Oprah! Go Madonna! Go Beyonce!

  • lylian

    The only other point I want to make is this. In a “power” list which is based largely on FAME, Angelina tops the list and Brad is on no 9 and guess what??
    NEITHER OF THEM HAVE A PUBLICIST, ie, someone whose FULL TIME job it is to

    (A) GET media and public attention on the celebrity (think Jessica Alba and others of that ilk)

    (B) control the so called negative information going out to the public about a celebrity,
    Neither Angelina nor Brad seem to exercise any control over all of the negative press, never personally respond to the slurs (forget the unnamed insider friends :roll: unless specifically asked the question in an interview, and these 2 people top the power/fame equation.
    And in some other analysis of the worlds most power celebrity couple, they scored the perfect 30.
    Not that any of this is particularly important by the way, coz it how they USE their fame and celebrity that makes me their fan.

  • †Fug Face Man!ston†

    lebron # 19 and kobe 10?!? ridiculous. lebron’s has been the face of the league for the past few season.
    where’s jay-z? he made more money than every actor and musician on the list.
    how did britney even get on the list?!?

  • hrhkat

    how in the heck is jen on that list? she is hardly powerful…

  • bdj

    Baby Jane and Her PR manipulator have perfected the art of coattail riding. For every mention of BP and AJ, there is a whiny mention of scorned one.