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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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  • Jen The Hag

    Mas @ 06/04/2009 at 12:50 am

    As i said before JENHAGS like you are all DELUSIONAL and BRAINDEAD too

  • dianad1968

    Guys, I am having fun reading the comments on Huffington post, and LMAO at the haters losing their s*it at the fact that Angie beat out Okra. I posted a few comments making fun of the jerks. It is awesome.

    Happy Birthday Angie. You deserve EVERY good thing coming your way.

  • missy

    mas, you are blinded by chinnie’s ass and botoxed face

  • http://jj.com LYNN

    Dina#1 06/03/2009 @ 8:08PM

    I love u for saying all those positive things about Angie. Those of us that are true fans knows her background. Angie was born in this country and most of us have watched her grow from a child to where she is today. Too bad her mother did not live to see that she really gave her daughter a foundation and blueprint for live and I think angie has done a good job of following through. I remember Angelina has always said that her mother is and was her best friend.
    Again congratulations to Angie and Brad…LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

  • hag

    loons tout turbo chin’s 110 million dollars. but how much that fug had to pay to huvane to pay off rags to continue the triangle or to just put her ugly mug in mags and on the websites even when she had nothing to promote?? Millions. how much did she put out of her pocket to produce Mismanagement? Millions. How much did she promise to reimburse the very reluctant distributors of Mismanagement? Millions. Mismanagement of her career has cost her Millions, i dare say.

  • Donna

    Love Angie….. Happy Birthday Angie, Thanks for setting an example of using your fame and fortune to help so many others in need. CLASS ACT!

  • Strawberry

    Happy Birthday Angelina Jolie. More power and God Bless!

  • Neng Geulis

    Wowww…congrats Angie !!!! You deserve it girl. I think one of the indicators that she is such a powerful person is by how other celebs always (in some way) attached her name on their interviews…It may nothing to her, but this is a sweet present for the birthday. Btw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGIE!!!! Wish you and your family all the best…Love ya…

  • hag

    let me wish darling Angie a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! her loving husband and children love and support her as well as her loving mother and father-in-law and extended family! LOVE YOU!!!

  • wobbler30

    Well I say it’s about time that someone recognized the fact that this lady does deserve to be named the most powerful celebrity by just her humanitarian efforts alone. She has done so much in her short career and all these tabloids make up lies and stuff every week about her and she never lets it get to her it’s always she’s the bad person. I say BP nor JA should be on the list because they are the recipients of kindness and goodness articles because of all the hate spewed on her. And whoever said she is powerful because of him eat s##t and die. She was a powerful,rich and established before she met him. She has a family because he f###ed her and that’s all. She carried them and gave birth to them. She worked hard on her films and UN work.She is extremely nice to her fans and always go out of her way to thank them. That’s why she has a strong fan base. She takes negative press everyday when BP and JA revel in pity and gratitude from everybody because they both were to proud they broke up their own marriage. Basically let her tke the blame. Both of them are envious of her and want to be just like her.

  • loveAJ

    Angie I am so proud of you. Happy Birthday Mrs. Brad Pitt my girl Angie.

  • hag

    how much of manny’s fortune did she pay huvane to plant fake hookups! Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, Jason Lewis, Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckheart,!!! DAYUMM. and the REAL FAKE hookup with JOHN MAYER BLEW UP IN HER PR FACE!!!1 HHAAAAWWWWW!!

  • yay

    Happy Happy Birthday Mrs. Pitt. Brangelina forever.

  • Andrómeda

    Happy birthday Angie!!!.
    God bless you and your beatiful family.

  • Polly

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday Angie!!!!!

  • God bless the J.P FANS

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Goooorgeous ANGIE and congrats for be THE MOST POWERFULL CELEBRITY of HOLLYWOOD! Love From BRAZIL WE LOVE U HERE

  • umm

    from people mag @ 06/03/2009 at 11:28 pm
    Hollywood’s hottest couple is not splitting up, their rep tells PEOPLE.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    Suck it haters, Brad and Angelina will be together for life.

  • kaos

    Forbes’ List of this and that is just plain hogwash! IT is all about the celebs’ publicists and agents lobbying for them with Forbes and all those celeb-obsessed media. Same goes with People’s Most this and that! Complete nonsense and pure fabrication to sell magazines.

  • hag

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN HOLLYWOOD!!!! MRS. ANGELINA JOLIE-PITT!!!!!!

  • lylian

    Gambit @ 06/04/2009 at 12:13 am
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    This list is inaccurate. Very inaccurate.
    It should be based on net worth not who’s on the most tabloids.
    .
    >>>>>>>>>
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    LOL, the list is inaccurate but NOT for the reason that you mention – ie, based on net worth and not on tabloids. (I’ll bet you said that because you are a Fillerface fan and of course, we all know fillerface is worth more than Angelina Jolie.)
    .
    I agree that power – is NOT really equal to how many magazines you appear in, how many times you are searched on the internet and how much money you earn.
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    To me, the Forbes criteria is weird. If you want to talk about who is more famous – then measuring the search numbers and the appearances on magazines may make sense. But fame does NOT equal power. The Queen Elizabeth of England is famous and has been for years, and I’m willing to bet that most people in India and China know there is a queen of England. But is she powerful?? NOT so much, not these days.
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    Their net worth?? LOL. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, George Soros, make a LOT OF MONEY and are celebrities in their own right. They should be on the list based on the money they make and their net worth, but they aren’t!! And the reasons why they aren’t is because, the money someone makes or their net worth does NOT equal power, though it might equal potential power.
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    Because really, what is power? To me, Power is the ability to change behavior, to change events, to change lives, whether for better or for worse of OTHER PEOPLE.
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    So FAME and money isn’t power per se, though it is a POTENTIAL for power. Just like a battery is just a charged up block of lead, until it is hooked up to something that uses the power in it.
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    Having sssshit loads of Money doesn’t give you the power to change lives, events or behavior – SPENDING/INVESTING the money does that.
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    Spending/investing money to buy mosquito nets changes lives because it saves lives. Spending/investing money to fund research into drugs, new energy sources, these things causes other things to happen. Yes, I know, you need to have money to be able to spend it. But there are millions of people, rich people, who sit on pots of money and dont spend it on anyone besides themselves. They may make a lot of money, they may have the potential to have a lot of power, but it doesn’t mean they have any power whilst they just sit on the money.
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    Then there is fame. The relationship between FAME and POWER is limited to perhaps, getting a nice table at El Bulli without making a reservation 6 months in advance. LOL. But seriously, consider most celebrities. They are famous and that allows them to be invited to events where they get gift packs worth thousands, but do they really have the power to change lives, change events or change hearts and minds just because they are famous – if they don’t know what they are talking about?
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    Simple answer – NO. Not if they use their fame merely to get them a room upgrade in a hotel in hawaii. Not if they use their fame merely to promote themselves even more or make more money – like Paris Hilton. Yes, consider Paris Hilton. She sells her fame and it buys her endorsements to night clubs and things like that. It’s a use of fame to enrich herself and that’s it.
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    So, to me, if you are talking about how celebrities USE the currency of MONEY and FAME, then Oprah, Angelina, Brad, should be on the list because of the way they USE their fame and their money to change lives, change events, change perceptions – which translates into POWER. They actually spend money to change lives in their charities. When they promote a cause using their FAME, they actually cause people to change their actions and DONATE even more money and take an interest in those causes they promote.
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    And I think even though you might be a fillerface fan, you’d have to agree that fillerface should definitely NOT be on any list which is about POWER THROUGH USE of FAME AND MONEY. Because you know, fillerface doesn’t use any of her money or fame to change lives, change events, change behavior of other people. Really, none.
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    Oh wait, that’s unfair. Filler face does cause through her media manipulations, losies to make up stories and lies and pray for the break up of a couple with 6 kids. So I guess fillerface has power to change lives, change behaviour. LOL

  • asiana

    Happy birthday, angie. You are the living legend.

  • soi

    Happy Birthday pretty lady.

  • hag

    papa pitt will be giving mama angie the best present on her special day..whooohooo! LUCKY LADY!!! so glad for you angie! EENNJJOOYY,AWWWWW!

  • http://www.yahoo.com Philz

    Go Angie… u deserved it gal!

  • lill

    Happy Birthday Angie!!
    I love you!!

  • passing Through

    # 290 PrettyInPink @ 06/04/2009 at 12:27 am
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    Can Oprah match the more than a BILLION DOLLARS that Jolie generated in box office receipts alone (without DVD, magazine sales, etc)? NO WAY!!!!
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    +++++++++++++++
    .
    Stop being silly. Of course Okra can match that $1BIL. The $275MIL is Okra’s PERSONAL INCOME. It does not include the billions of dollars of revenue her TV show, magazine and production company bring in each year. At a guess Okra’s business enterprises do somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.5-3BIL in sales/business each year. The woman is the first self-made media BILLIONAIRE. Get a grip for God’s sake. If any tab other than the National Enquirer ever put Okra on the cover evry week she’d still be #1.
    .
    Having said that…I still can’t stand Okra. Doesn’t mean I’m blind to the fact that the woman knows how to make mad crazy Benjamins.

  • passing Through

    # 300 Mas @ 06/04/2009 at 12:50 am
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    @power over what?:
    Great post….and 100% true. Angelina is no-talent *****.
    .
    +++++++++++++++
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    Power over both of your stank asses. Otherwise you wouldn’t be here commenting on her. You betta recognize, fools.

  • passing Through

    # 310 wobbler30 @ 06/04/2009 at 1:31 am
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    Oh just shut the fcuk up Weeble. I didn’t even bother to read your post and know it’s full of bullshit. Get over it already. Angie is with Brad. It’s her life, not yours. You’re just as obsessed with Brad as X is and both of your need to get the hell over it.

  • jenny

    God bless Angelina Jolie

  • passing Through

    # 326 passing Through @ 06/04/2009 at 3:25 am
    # 290 PrettyInPink @ 06/04/2009 at 12:27 am
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    The woman is the first self-made media BILLIONAIRE.
    .
    +++++++++++++++
    .
    Oops…that should read “…first on-air media personality to become a self-made billionaire…” IIRC Howard Stern’s Sirius contract, over the life of it, will make him a billionaire also. Nobody else even comes close.

  • Ellie

    Happy birthday Angie and Congratulations. I hope to see a new thread or pictures of you and the family….pls or any tv appearance for your b-day. I miss RC in Cannes.

  • PrettyInPink

    passing Through @ 06/04/2009 at 3:25 am
    Stop being silly. Of course Okra can match that $1BIL. The $275MIL is Okra’s PERSONAL INCOME. It does not include the billions of dollars of revenue her TV show, magazine and production company bring in each year. At a guess Okra’s business enterprises do somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.5-3BIL in sales/business each year. The woman is the first self-made media BILLIONAIRE. Get a grip for God’s sake. If any tab other than the National Enquirer ever put Okra on the cover evry week she’d still be #1.

    +++++++++++++++++++
    I am not being silly. Let us do the math.

    $275 million is what Oprah personally earned for the year. She just gets a bigger percentage of the revenues because she owns most of her business.

    Angie related business (box office, DVD sales, DVD rentals, publishing, fashion, etc) has generated more revenues for 2008 than any of Oprah’s audience dwindling TV shows or magazines. However, studios, distributors, theater owners, retailers, publishers were the ones who benefited most from Jolie’s wealth generation.

  • lylian

    passing Through @ 06/04/2009 at 3:33 am
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    IIRC Howard Stern’s Sirius contract, over the life of it, will make him a billionaire also.
    .
    >>>>>>>
    .
    I heard about that, but I sure hope that effing Howard gets as much out of the stock as its shareholders have done!!!
    .
    Sirius stock prices have shrunk, from a high of $7 about 5 years ago to yesterday’s low of 0.33 cents. It has a net profit margin of
    .

    negative 265.55% (in the RED)
    .

  • Not impressed by JA

    Happy B-day Angelina Jolie !

  • Starlight

    She’s rich. She’s talented. She’s beautiful. :smile:

  • forbes

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGIE

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    Happy birthday angie, i hope you and the kids have a nice summer at miraval,no paparazzi and tabloids to worry about, total seclusion,thats why johnny depp moved there with his family,love you.

  • http://lohrsy@bigpond.com Manis

    Happy Birthday Angelina Jolie…. wishing you all the happiness, to you and your beautiful Family.

  • http://lohrsy@bigpond.com Manis

    Selamat Hari Ulang Tahun Angelina Jolie…. Semoga bahagie selalu.

  • plez

    Angelina is powerful, smart, kind and beautiful. Did not need a list to tell us that.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chopin

    brava PT
    passing Through @ 06/04/2009 at 3:29 am # 310 wobbler30 @ 06/04/2009 at 1:31 am
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    Oh just shut the fcuk up Weeble. I didn’t even bother to read your post and know it’s full of bullshit. Get over it already. Angie is with Brad. It’s her life, not yours. You’re just as obsessed with Brad as X is and both of your need to get the hell over it.

    …she/he is a troll, an ugly one.. bec. she is what she eats.

  • http://justjared.com Ms.JOLIE4ever!

    Happy birthday,Angie !

  • chopin

    Happy Birthday to Angie !!! Hello to all Jolie-Pitt fans around the world… thanks JJ

  • TEDS

    Happy Birthday Angelina!!!! I truly hope that you have a happy,restful& pap-free time on holidays. I hope you Brad & the kids have agreat time!!!!

  • Orchid

    46 doors @ 06/03/2009 at 7:34 pm

    #2 — Oprah Winfrey-cant stand the ****** go away already
    #3 — Madonna-whatever
    #4 — Beyonce Knowles-sick of her face
    #5 — Tiger Woods-whatever
    #6 — Bruce Springsteen-what
    #7 — Steven Spielberg-ok
    #8 — Jennifer Aniston-what the fuuuukkkkk is this needy crying clingy old **** no talent pcs of ******* woman doing in this list dosent ****** stupid*******
    #9 — Brad Pitt-love you, should be number 2
    #10 — Kobe Bryant-ok

    *******

    #2 — Oprah Winfrey-I used to like her. She bores me now.
    #3 — Madonna-ok
    #4 — Beyonce Knowles-don’t like her
    #5 — Tiger Woods-bore
    #6 — Bruce Springsteen-whatever
    #7 — Steven Spielberg-ok
    #8 — Jennifer Aniston-who? :lol:
    #9 — Brad Pitt-he will move up
    #10 — Kobe Bryant-who?

  • Orchid

    A very Happy Birthday to Angie!

  • asian fan

    maligayang kaarawan angelina jolie , sana dumami pa blessing na darating sa u kasi u so kind sa mga batang refugee ikaw ang role model ko God bless u always

  • aeon

    passing Through @ 06/04/2009 at 3:26 am
    # 300 Mas @ 06/04/2009 at 12:50 am
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    +++++++++++++++
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    Power over both of your stank asses. Otherwise you wouldn’t be here commenting on her. You betta recognize, fools.
    +++++++++++++++
    This bear repeating over and over again to the haters and detractors….YOU BETTA RECOGNIZE FOOLS. ANGIE IS POWERFUL.

  • chopin
  • zen2

    *HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY GODDESS ANGELINA*!
    I LOVE YOU.
    LOT OF PROTECTION TO YOU. GOD BLESS YOU.

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