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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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  • gem15

    For all the negative press and concentrated effort to destroy this woman she lands on top. Portraying her as the home wrecker and husband stealer has only empowered her more. she’s at the top of her career and yet only wants to take care of her kids instead of capitalizing on her current fame. It must be hard turning down $20 million dollar offers, and unlike others she isn’t making 4 films a year. She’s been through a lot in a little time and seems to have become grounded in what’s really important in life. I wish her well now and in the future, for turning her life around and putting up with the negative PR assault over the last 4 years she deserves it.

  • anon

    Vanessa Hudgens Channels Angelina Jolie

    Vanessa Hudgens strikes a sexy pose in this shot from the July 2009 issue of Instyle UK.

    On upcoming movie, Sucker Punch: “It’s totally my Angelina Jolie part. People are either going to love me for doing it or hate me for doing it, but I’m very excited.”

  • vickifromtexas


    # 239 irma @ 06/03/2009 at 10:47 pm 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.
    thank you irma. i will give your regards to my mom. she always appreciates your thoughts and care. she is doing ok. i haven’t talked to anoble in a couple of weeks. how are things with you and your family? hugs

  • LuckyL

    †Fug Face Man!ston† @ 06/03/2009 at 10:44 pm

    jennifer aniston power?!? brad pitt powerful?!? kobe powerful?!? beyonce could buy jolie.. wtf.
    any list with aniston in the top 10 is bullshiiiit.
    Sorry, power doesn’t just mean money.

    And all Beyonce is good for is shaking her a** on stage and making bullsh** movies, so, so what.






  • LuckyL

    anon @ 06/03/2009 at 11:09 pm

    Vanessa Hudgens Channels Angelina Jolie

    Vanessa Hudgens strikes a sexy pose in this shot from the July 2009 issue of Instyle UK.

    On upcoming movie, Sucker Punch: “It’s totally my Angelina Jolie part. People are either going to love me for doing it or hate me for doing it, but I’m very excited.”
    She and Zac always have been only complimentary of Brad and Angelina. She’s a sweet girl. <3 And not a faker, unlike MiHoley.

  • hag

    the loons are so transparent. it is soooo obvious they hate angie because she has the life, love, family, career, confidence,respect and influence they wish for their fallen idol:(

  • black beauty

    omg i noticed that too lol




  • dianad1968


    You bet your a*s she is happy. She has Brad and her kids, plus her humanitarian work. All she needs.

  • alright

    why does everyone put Ange and Jenn down
    call Bradly out for who he really is.

    Brad: middle aged, washed up actor, Fug now. Egh.
    I hope Ange leaves him she can do so much better!

    R-Patz love you.

  • anon

    Jolie jumps past Oprah to nab top spot on Forbes celebrity list

    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Media maven Oprah Winfrey earned 10 times more than Angelina Jolie last year, but the actress bumped the talk show host from the top spot on Forbes’ 2009 Celebrity 100 list just released by the business magazine.

    Jolie’s fame, evidenced by magazine covers and TV, radio, newspaper and Web stories, outweighed Winfrey’s, giving her the edge as “the most powerful celebrity in the world” based on Forbes’ formula, Forbes Senior Editor Matthew Miller said.

    Winfrey, who was at the top for two years straight, grossed $275 million last year, compared with Jolie’s $27 million, Miller said.

    “We try and measure a celebrity’s power, and we look at two metrics to do that,” Miller said. “We look at money, and we look at fame.”

    “Angelina Jolie is, by far, the most famous celebrity on the planet,” he said. “There’s not a day that goes by where she’s not on the cover of a tabloid magazine or a regular magazine. There’s not day that goes by when people are not talking about her philanthropy or her relationship with Brad Pitt or her movies or her children. All of that lends to a more popular, more robust and, frankly, more valuable brand.”

    Miller estimated that Jolie was on about 20 to 30 times more magazine covers last year than Winfrey.

    It’s normal for celebs to fall down or off the list for a year if they are between projects, he said.

  • http://justjared dina #1

    # 188 outlier, that is why the hate her. Because she can get movies produced when most other women can’t.

    And pray tell what do her looks have to do with adopting a child. What did the silly Sherrie and Elizabeth have to say. They have made statement before about Angie adopting. Especiall Sherrie. But Elizabeth was yapping also.

    I guess her displacing Oprah will cause heads to spin in HW. Too much good stuff. Peace

  • Molly

    @jolie-pitt fan:

    You’re an Idiot.

    Oprah is known on the 6 continents of this earth. Oprah and Angelina are not even known like that in the likes of Antarctica so that leaves the other 6.

    You said Oprah is not known outside the UK and US? Oprah is known in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and South America.

    Thank You idiot.

  • from people mag,,20283132,00.html

    Brad and Angelina Split Rumors ‘Not True’
    Originally posted Wednesday June 03, 2009 07:50 PM EDT
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

    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.

  • 100

    I’ve always wondered why Oprah was considered a celebirty. She’s a talk show host. and producer who has done a few film and tv as an actress. Why is she on there with people she interviews? Why isn’t Martha Stewart on there who makes almost as much as Oprah?

  • outlier -pr war

    The PR war is at a peak and bloody outright in public view


    - Okra – Angelina
    - Meyer – Brad
    - Aniston
    - Stedman(evil grin)
    - Gayle(evil grin)

    …all rep by CCA

    Round 1: Oscar and post-oscar – CCA tells Oprah and Gayle to go support fella CCA(Aniston), Meyer(to be a man he told us publically…gotta love that guy..LOL).

    Score: 0 for PR team and 1 for non-PR team

    Hence more coat-tail riding on the non-PR team. Problem though, the non-PR group went underground and left the PR group to go on with their usual self.

    First out of the magic hat – Mismanagement, Okra gains weight, Gayle aint sure what to do with her time, whither Stedman( is this guy alive?) and now this Forbes list…

    Score: Non-PR team is spotless but still winning lists ….all under the radar….

    Like Neil said, I think there are good things coming for Angelina and Brad.

  • hag

    loons and hags prove they hate and envy angie because they KEEP dreaming that brad will go back to jchin. they trip themselves up all the time with their fantasies all over the internet of “golden couple” reunion!

    they try to pretend they HATE BRAD. but at the EXACT SAME TIME they are posting their secret hopes and wish that brad misses jen, brad regrets dumping jen, brad texting, secretly meeting or calling jen, brad misses his carefree days with jen, BRAD,BRAD, BRAD!!!

  • outlier -pr war

    edited to add:
    PR GROUP(rep by CCA)
    - Okra
    - Meyer
    - Aniston
    - Stedman(evil grin)
    - Gayle(evil grin)

    non-PR GROUP
    - Angelina
    - Brad

  • †Fug Face Man!ston†

    @LuckyL: maniston’s not powerful. she’s the most pitied girl on the planet, so how she get on a powerful list?
    beyonce made more than her and jolie combined. you aint gotta like her, but she does WAY MORE than both girls.
    and eat a cokc, bish. LOL

  • outlier – to Molly

    Ask Sean Penn and Angela Huston who were sent to China by the Oscar board of director or something like that…to find out particulars of American films in China.

    The folks back there only know Pitt, Jolie and Spielberg. As a matter of fact, it sounded like “more please…was added to these actors name”

  • pokeman

    i am sure lunatic Bet is so piss right now that angie beats chiniston. i don’t care if chiniston one ahead of brad. i am just glad that angie kicks her old ugly @ss.

  • Topaz

    I think the trick to this list is to keep quiet, mind your business and let others talk about you. It’s when others stop talking about you, you have a problem.

    Congrats to all on this list but I think this is a pr ploy for Forbes. They have many lists involving Hollywood celebs and athletes. Soon they will be having the Forbes awards like MTV, SPIKE, WHI. Teen People, etc.

  • estelle

    Congratulation to Angie!!!! you are always #1 on our list.

  • pokeman

    jill @ 06/03/2009 at 7:02 pm But is she happy?

    I am quite sure angie is happier than you.

  • voe

    Nothing beats coming out on top despite someone’s devoting a huge amount of money and effort to ruin her. I hope she smirked then go dance with her kids and husband. Congrat to Jolie!

  • Cathy

    Angelia Jolie needs to do a movie with Jennifer Aniston !!!!!
    that would RAWK…
    Seriously. Like… a remake of whatever happened to baby jane ??? Im genious.

  • LuckyL

    †Fug Face Man!ston† @ 06/03/2009 at 11:38 pm

    @LuckyL: maniston’s not powerful. she’s the most pitied girl on the planet, so how she get on a powerful list?
    beyonce made more than her and jolie combined. you aint gotta like her, but she does WAY MORE than both girls.
    and eat a cokc, bish. LOL
    Maniston is powerful to the sad, fat divorcees the world over. That’s a large, unhappy population always posting attacks on the Jolie-Pitts.

    What else does she do besides gyrate on strange, rock some good lace-front weaves, make her shi**y sister seem popular, be a cash cow for mommy and daddy, and get you off at night?

    She makes money because she has a large gay male and young, dumb and full of c*m fan base. I like Beyonce as a person actually–she stays out of trouble and has some good songs. But I like her for what she is. Let’s not unnecessarily blow smoke up her a**.

  • anon

    The SALT thread on onlocationvacations

    Jackie says:
    June 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    So I Got back from Cantiague Park around 1 to see Salt filming. Angelina was there filming the ending!!! Unfortunately there isn’t much to see cause everythings covered, but I suggest going and talking to the cops. They have some funny stories. Who know you might get a glimpse of her leaving if you stay long enough! Also be mindful of the fact that they are filming the ending so please be respectful and don’t take pictures!!! Have fun everyone!

    dawn9476 says:
    June 3, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    Yeah. I am sure Salt is ending filming soon. Brad is in LA doing pre-production work for Moneyball which starts filming in Anaheim, California next week. I am sure Brad and Angelina have made arrangements so their movies don’t overlap too much.

    Jackie says:
    June 3, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    Well they might be ending filming soon, but just because they are filming the ending doesn’t mean they are almost done filming. I don’t think they’ll be done until July. I think my dad said that Brad and Angelina are staying on Long Island for the summer. Or at least they’ll have a house here for the summer…doesn’t mean they are necessarily living in it.

    John says:
    June 3, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    do you know where in Anaheim Brad will be filming next week? thanks….

    Maria says:
    June 3, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    There’s no info if Pitt will start is part next week. He got back to NY yesterday.

    Rita says:
    June 3, 2009 at 10:47 pm
    Brad does not start filming in Anaheim until June 11th (Variety and plenty of other sources). Brad flew back to Long Island from LA yesterday. Salt is supposed to wrap filming in the next couple of days.

    source: onlocation

    Happy Birthday Angelina!

  • LuckyL

    I love Oprah, I like Madonna and Britney too, but I still acknowledge Madonna is probably a b*tchy nightmare, Britney is a f*ck up with similar fan base like Beyonce’s, and Oprah, I respect her so, whatev, nothing there.

  • Frenchy

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • aeon

    Happy Birthday Angie. (It is 12am where I am). Love ya always.

    Lylian, thanks for that post that was great and so true. ITA.

    LuckyL, PT, O2, Alexdrina, Briesis, Neil, Irma, Jill, Guli and the rest of the JP Fans, hello all. Goodnight folks.

  • missy


  • http://japan cinnamon


    WE are soo proud of you!!!

  • LuckyL

    anon @ 06/04/2009 at 12:03 am

    The SALT thread on onlocationvacations
    Cool, yet again, everything is timed perfectly despite the troll’s “anxieties” about the children *rolls eyes*

  • http://japan cinnamon


  • a total fan

    Many are asking how in the world Aniston ended up on the Forbes list. Well truth be told they make a list according and I quote “which ranks the rich and famous based on media exposure and career earnings over the past year.”. IMHO Jolie made the list because of her humanitarian work, earnings and MEDIA attention she gets from all the charity works and her love for her family and her partner and I hate to say all the attention brought on by Aniston and her endless mentioning of Pitt.. Aniston made the list because of the MEDIA attention she brought on to herself with the too long pity party and the attacks she has launched on Jolie for years. If it wasn’t for the J-P connection Aniston would have disappeared like all the other “Friends”a long time ago.

  • LuckyL

    Goodnight aeon!!

    Happy B-day to our girl.

  • Gambit

    This list is inaccurate. Very inaccurate.

    It should be based on net worth not who’s on the most tabloids.

  • PrettyInPink

    Can Oprah match the more than a BILLION DOLLARS that Jolie generated in box office receipts alone (without DVD, magazine sales, etc)? NO WAY!!!!

    Oprah may have earned more but the JOLIE has generated MORE WEALTH !!!! and that is POWER!!!!

  • smile

    what a perfect bday gift for Angie. Happy Birthday Angie!!!

  • t

    shes ugly wiyhout makeup shes over rated had to much plastic surgery.

  • lulu

    a total fan @ 06/04/2009 at 12:09 am

    ITA. she should thank Angie in particular, if Brad happen to hook-up with a nobody or B-C listed, this so called “Bermuda triangle” or her pity party could not have that intense public attention nor drag this long.
    Her loonies fans and Maniston should thanks Angie for keeping that old hag still relevant. the old hag and her cronies knew that without Brad and Angie’s , she ‘s on her way to oblivion, so why do you think that old hag would brought Angie’s “uncool” comment out. ?

  • lulu

    Oprah might have the million dollar but Angie had the children, hubby who love her, that’s worth more than the millions of Oprah!

  • missy

    t, are you looking at yourself in the mirror? I know, you’re talking about Okra or chinnifer!!!!!!!!

  • lsam

    Congratulations to you Angie. You deserved this title. Happy 34th birthday too in advance.

  • anonymous

    If I had a big CHIN could somebody tell me how much would I have to invest to be number 8.

  • haters f.u.c.k off


  • to # 292

    you must be talking about your idol killer chin, right? because her skin is sun damaged without make up and her newly botoxed cheeks looks horrible. you’re on the wrong thread honey.

  • Mas

    @power over what?:
    Great post….and 100% true. Angelina is no-talent skank.