She’s Baaack: Oprah Reclaims Her Position As The Most Powerful Celebrity
What can we say? She’s a beast. Despite naysayers who counted Oprah out after her network OWN got off to a rather slow start in 2012, the media mogul is still the hottest thing around according to Forbes because she just topped their annual list of the 100 Most Powerful celebrities.
How’d she do it? Well for starters, between June 2012 and June 2013, Oprah made an estimated $77 million. And even though that’s down $88 million from last year, that’s still a heck of a lot of money. But Oprah wasn’t even the highest earner on the list, it was her high rankings in metrics like press mentions and social networking power that earned her the top spot this go ’round. And she’s in good company. Six of the top 10 positions on Forbes’ most powerful list are held by women:
2. Lady Gaga (ranks number two in press mentions)
9. Taylor Swift
10. Ellen Degeneres
Wonder where Rihanna is? Despite being number one in press mentions and having an insanely strong social media presence (thanks to the Rihanna Navy) and quite a number of endorsements, she was just shy of cracking the top 10, landing at number 13 on the list.
Check out the full top 100 here. What do you think?