On Friday just gone (13th) Forbes revealed its Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities. Cracking PR for all celebrities who manage to get on it and topping the poll, for the second year running, was Oprah Winfrey.
Interestingly the rankings are based on areas such as earnings over the last year and as you would expect, print coverage, but the rankings also measure and rank Internet mentions... surely that means Chuck Norris would be number one, for Internet mentions alone. :-)
Apparently, if Angelina Jolie had earned a few more bucks she would have toppled the chat-show queen.
As I said, good PR for all Celebrities on the Forbes list, and here is the Top 10.
1 Oprah Winfrey
2 Tiger Woods
3 Angelina Jolie
4 Beyonce Knowles
5 David Beckham
6 Johnny Depp
8 The Police
9 J.K. Rowling
10 Brad Pitt
A Slightly Photoshopped Oprah!
A few surprises for me in there though... Beckham at number 5 was a real shock. Those who thought he may be on the wane since he mved Stateside could not be more wrong.
Was a bit shocked to see J.K Rowling in there, but I guess her book writing wizardry (see what I did there), keep the cash flowing in!
What really threw me was that Simon Cowell was only at number 22! I thought he would be Top 10 now he has a truly global business.