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Angelina Jolie Overtakes Oprah Winfrey On Forbes' Celebrity 100

Angelina Jolie (photosAngelina Jolie photos) has moved ahead of Oprah Winfrey as the world's most powerful celebrity, according to Forbes.

The actress grabbed the top spot from the talk show queen on the magazine's annual 'Celebrity 100' list, which ranks celebrities from the film, TV, music and sports world based on exposure and earnings over the past year.

Forbes said Jolie was bumped up from third on last year's list because of her success with films like 'Wanted' and 'Kung Fu Panda', although we don't see it.

Winfrey, who has arguably never seen her influence be greater, took home an astounding $275 million and continues to be the highest earner on the list, compared with Jolie's $27 million.

"In addition to nearly doubling her earnings in the past year, Angelina Jolie is the most famous star on the planet," said the mag.

"She is in the dialogue of popular culture nearly every day - for her acting, for her relationship with Brad Pitt, for her children and for her philanthropic endeavours. All of this exposure leads to an extremely powerful celebrity brand."

On the other hand, Madonna's 'Hard Candy' tour was definitely reason for her eighteen-spot rise to jump all the way to third spot, after she earned an estimated $110 million. Beyonce Knowles (photosBeyonce Knowles photos), who earned $87 million this past year, kept her number four spot from last year. While Tiger Woods, who remains the highest-paid athlete by a mile, placed in fifth.

President Barack Obama placed at No. 49 behind Miley Cyrus (photosMiley Cyrus photos) at No. 29, and 'Twilight' author Stephenie Meyer (No. 26), Meryl Streep (No. 64), and Taylor Swift (photosTaylor Swift photos) (No. 69) cracked the list for the first time.

Justin Timberlake completely fell off the list after placing No. 12 last year, as did Jennifer Lopez (photosJennifer Lopez photos), Johnny Depp and Tyra Banks.

Here's the complete Celebrity 100 list:

1. Angelina Jolie, 27 million.
2. Oprah Winfrey, 275 million.
3. Madonna, 110 million.
4. Beyonce Knowles, 87 million.
5. Tiger Woods, 110 million.
6. Bruce Springsteen, 70 million.
7. Steven Spielberg, 150 million.
8. Jennifer Aniston (photosJennifer Aniston photos), 25 million.
9. Brad Pitt, 28 million.
10. Kobe Bryant, 45 million.
11. Will Smith, 45 million.
12. Dr. Phil McGraw, 80 million.
13. Britney Spears (photosBritney Spears photos), 35 million.
14. David Letterman, 45 million.
15. Coldplay, 70 million.
16. Adam Sandler, 55 million.
17. Harrison Ford, 65 million.
18. Michael Jordan, 45 million.
19. LeBron James, 40 million.
20. Tom Cruise, 33 million.
21. Bon Jovi, 50 million.
22. Donald Trump, 50 million.
23. Rush Limbaugh, 54 million.
24. George Lucas, 170 million.
25. Simon Cowell, 75 million.
26. Stephenie Meyer, 50 million.
27. Roger Federer, 33 million.
28. David Beckham, 42 million.
29. Miley Cyrus, 25 million.
30. Tyler Perry, 75 million.
31. Kenny Chesney, 65 million.
32. Jay-Z, 35 million.
33. Clint Eastwood, 35 million.
34. Howard Stern, 70 million.
35. Sean Combs, 30 million.
36. Phil Mickelson, 40 million.
37. Jerry Seinfeld, 85 million.
38. Dave Matthews Band, 65 million.
39. Tom Hanks, 35 million.
40. Ellen DeGeneres, 35 million.
41. Eddie Murphy, 40 million.
42. Rascal Flatts, 60 million.
43. Jay Leno, 32 million.
44. Ryan Seacrest, 38 million.
45. Nicolas Cage, 40 million.
46. Kanye West, 25 million.
47. AC/DC, 60 million.
48. George Clooney, 25 million.
49. Barack Obama, 2 million.
50. 50 Cent, 20 million.
51. Brian Grazer/Ron Howard, 45 million.
52. Kimi Raikkonen, 45 million.
53. Jerry Bruckheimer, 100 million.
54. Chris Rock, 42 million.
55. Ronaldinho, 30 million.
56. Jim Carrey, 30 million.
57. Manny Pacquiao, 40 million.
58. Sarah Jessica Parker, 27 million.
59. Toby Keith, 52 million.
60. Jonas Brothers, 25 million.
61. James Patterson, 60 million.
62. Kevin Garnett, 30 million.
63. Jeff Gordon, 30 million.
64. Meryl Streep, 24 million.
65. Larry David, 55 million.
66. Derek Jeter, 30 million.
67. Serena Williams (photosSerena Williams photos), 17 million.
68. Stephen King, 30 million.
69. Taylor Swift, 18 million.
70. Daniel Radcliffe, 25 million.
71. Reese Witherspoon, 15 million.
72. Gisele Bundchen (photosGisele Bundchen photos), 25 million.
73. Cameron Diaz (photosCameron Diaz photos), 20 million.
74. Nicole Kidman (photosNicole Kidman photos), 9 million.
75. Carrie Underwood, 14 million.
76. Maria Sharapova (photosMaria Sharapova photos), 22 million.
77. Venus Williams, 15 million.
78. Heidi Klum (photosHeidi Klum photos), 16 million.
79. Rachael Ray, 15 million.
80. David Copperfield, 30 million.
81. Glenn Beck, 23 million.
82. Katherine Heigl, 18 million.
83. Jon Stewart, 14 million.
84. Jeff Dunham, 30 million.
85. Anne Hathaway (photosAnne Hathaway photos), 7 million.
86. Tina Fey, 7 million.
87. Drew Barrymore, 12 million.
88. Charlie Sheen, 21 million.
89. Eva Longoria (photosEva Longoria photos) Parker, 9 million.
90. Ana Ivanovic (photosAna Ivanovic photos), 10 million.
91. Alec Baldwin, 8 million.
92. Sandra Bullock (photosSandra Bullock photos), 17 million.
93. Steve Carell, 20 million.
94. Hugh Laurie, 10 million.
95. Wolfgang Puck, 18 million.
96. Penn and Teller, 20 million.
97. Kate Moss, 8 million.
98. Mariska Hargitay, 8 million.
99. Jennifer Love Hewitt (photosJennifer Love Hewitt photos), 6 million.
100. Danica Patrick, 7 million.

June 4, 2009 |

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