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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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633 Responses to “Angelina Jolie: World's Most Powerful Celebrity”

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  1. 126
    Dawne Says:

    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.

  2. 127
    wow Says:

    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

  3. 128
    passing Through Says:

    # 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…

  4. 129
    hands down Says:


    The Most Powerful Celebrity in the whole world.

    the MOST POWERFUL people, the MOST POWERFUL!!!

  5. 130
    bourgie Says:

    That’s nice.

  6. 131
    passing Through Says:

    # 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.

  7. 132
    Dawne Says:


    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.

  8. 133
    jellybean Says:

    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!!!

  9. 134
    sweetie Says:

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

  10. 135
    Teri Says:

    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

  11. 136
    Missy Says:

    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!

  12. 137
    anon Says:

    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.

  13. 138
    Not impressed by JA Says:

    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 !

  14. 139
    bermy girl Says:

    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.

  15. 140
    Missy Says:

    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.

  16. 141
    black beauty Says:

    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!

  17. 142
    lmao Says:

    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.

  18. 143
    justin Says:

    congrat Angie! She fully deserve it !

  19. 144
    To Sillyme really stupid you Says:

    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.

  20. 145
    viva la vida Says:

    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!

  21. 146
    guli Says:

    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 :-)

  22. 147
    anon Says:

    “Her most recent blockbuster”, ____________________________________________

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

  23. 148
    justlurked Says:

    Yay! more power to you angie.

  24. 149
    you know who Says:

    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.

  25. 150
    um Says:

    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..

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