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100 Most Powerful Celebrities!

Hot off the presses, Forbes Magazine's list of the 100 most powerful celebrities. Not many surprises here, especially within the top 20 below. Other notable members of the club: Tyler Perry, ranked number 42, who reportedly banked $125 million in the last year alone... and 50 Cent, ranked number 26 with a whopping $150 million total payday. It's mind boggling the ridiculous amounts of money being made by the people on this list. I can't even fathom what it must be like to be sitting on an annual gross income of $275 million in Oprah's case. Even Will Smith's paltry $80 million (compared to Oprah anyway) is sublime!

The top 20 follow below. You can see the entire list of 100 people HERE and all the wonderful reasons why they are ranked.

1 Oprah Winfrey, 2 Tiger Woods, 3 Angelina Jolie, 4 Beyonce Knowles, 5 David Beckham, 6 Johnny Depp, 7 Jay-Z, 8 The Police, 9 J.K. Rowling, 10 Brad Pitt, 11 Will Smith, 12 Justin Timberlake, 13 Steven Spielberg, 14 Cameron Diaz, 15 David Letterman, 16 LeBron James, 17 Jennifer Aniston, 18 Michael Jordan, 19 Kobe Bryant, 20 Phil Mickelson.


  1. albertine said...

    I find it maddening that 8 out the top 20 are of African descent (almost 50%), yet we (African Americans) still have very little representation in all facets of the entertainment industry - both talent and in the executive suites. Where is the control and the power? If we are this wealthy and this powerful, how come we can't seem to get very much done on our own? I don't understand. So, lists like this just don't mean very much to me anymore. Instead they just annoy me. Ok I'm done. Lol!

  2. UK Black Chick aka Wendy said...

    Um, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston...?

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