Finally, a list of powerful celebrities that puts women in their place. And number one is one of us.
The Celebrity 100 ranks film and television celebs based on earnings and media coverage over the past year. Although Oprah’s annual income is $275 million — as opposed to Angie’s paltry $27 mill — Jolie certainly outranked the Big O in, um, exposure.
Another woman of fluid sexuality is third: Madonna. Her Hard Candy tour to 17 countries earned $280 million. Material Girl indeed.
Beyoncé Knowles and Tiger Woods round out the top five.
Although men dominate the list, as per usual, Ellen DeGeneres (No. 40) still shows her remarkable influence despite being much more outspoken about politics and sexuality this year — a very good sign.
A less positive sign — at least for a literate future — is that Stephanie Meyer (No. 26) made the list for the first time and J.K. Rowling was bumped. My thoughts about that are not appropriate for a Family friendly site, but feel free to comment as you see fit.
Notably, Barack Obama (No. 49) became the first sitting head of state to make the Celebrity 100, thanks to the millions of books — $2.5 million, to be exact — he sold during the election. Forbes didn’t mention the other reason for the President’s popularity.
Check out the complete list and let us know what you think. Is Angelina the year’s most influential celebrity? What names are surprises? Who’s missing?