Forbes has finally released their annual tally for the most powerful celebrities in the Hollywood. The criteria is based on the fame and the money earned by the celebrity for this year.
Newcomers such as Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart(thanks to Twilight), joined this year’s list.
Let’s take a quick look who made it to the top 5 on the list for the most powerful celebrities.
Let’s start with the 5th place.
The fifth powerful celebrity this year goes to the golf icon Tiger Woods.
He has been into a big trouble this year because of the “womanizer” issue, but despite the setbacks and negative publicities, he still managed to earn $105 million. Despite the downfall of his revenue, he still generates millions from deals with Nike and Upper Deck.
Fourth on the list is no other than Lady Gaga.
She has the most surprising ranking on Forbes as she was able to get ahead from more established pop stars like Madonna. Lady Gaga has been on world tour and has been partnering with some strong corporations. And these have made her $62 million richer than any other celerbities on the list. Add to that is her fame and her being internet sensation nowadays.
But of course, our 3rd placer is richer and more powerful than Lady Gaga, and this is in the personaliy of the Avatar director James Cameron.
Who would have though that the only person who can break the record of “Titanic” in the box office is James Cameron. It is just like breaking his own record, for he himself is the director of the movie Titanic. Thanks to Avatar for bringing in $210 million to Cameron’s pocket. Cameron continues to generate million as the Avatar has been released in the Blu-ray edition.
For the second place, let’s give it up to Beyonce Knowles.
She climbs two spots higher from last year’s list. She was able to bring in more than $85 million throughout the year. All credits should go to her album, her fashion line and some endorsements.
And the top spot goes to the queen of all media herself, Oprah Winfrey.
She got the most coveted top spot on the Forbes list. Although this is not her first time, this could be a great triumph on her end as she was able to get back the top spot from last year’s Angelina Jolie. Oprah was able to earn a whooping $315 million throughout the year.
Oprah should be threatened, for I will gonna get her crown next year.