Angelina Jolie Tops Forbes Most Powerful Celeb List

There's a new sherrif in town and her name is Angelina Jolie. Well, not like she's all that or nothing, but she has just unseated the queen of talk shows, Oprah Winfrey as being the world’s most powerful celebrity, according to Forbes.

The actress grabbed the No. 1 spot from the Winfrey in the mags annual Celebrity 100 list, which ranks the rich and famous based on media exposure and career earnings over the past year.

Angie and her brood of children have all earned their spot by constantly being in the tabloids thus earning them a whopping $27 million, bumping her up from third place on last year’s list, Forbes said, adding that she wields more power due to high-profile turns in hit films such as “Wanted” and “Kung Fu Panda.”

Although Oprah is not the most powerful celeb, she is, however, still the highest earning celeb with $275 million. Can I just get 5 stacks Oprah??? Anyways, Madonna came in third, trailed by Beyonce, Tiger Woods, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Spielberg. Two other celebs tied up in Jolie’s tabloid universe — Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt — came in at eighth and ninth place, respectively.

Tenth place goes to Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, thanks in part to endorsement deals scored after the Beijing Olympics. About halfway down the list sits a very familiar face: President Barack Obama. At No. 49, Obama’s the first sitting head of state to appear on this Forbes fixture because of his worldwide fame, his historic election and his career as a best-selling author.

Newcomers to the list: Alec Baldwin (No. 91); Meryl Streep (No. 64); Toby Keith (No. 59); Rascal Flatts (No. 42); TV host Glenn Beck (No. 81); and teen singing superstar Taylor Swift (No. 69). Although he’s one of the biggest acts in entertainment, Justin Timberlake went from 12th to falling off the list completely, since ending his lucrative “FutureSex/LoveShow” concert tour. Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp and Tyra Banks also dropped off the list. Are we really surprised by J-Lo and Tyra?

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