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Angelina Jolie, most powerful celebrity

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has unseated Oprah Winfrey as the most powerful celebrity in the Forbes list of most powerful celebrities. Other celebrities in the list are...

entertainment Updated: Mar 16, 2010 11:43 IST

angelina jolieHollywood actress Angelina Jolie has unseated Oprah Winfrey as the most powerful celebrity of 2009 but the talk show queen is still raking in big money with an earning of USD 275 million dollars a year.

The Forbes list of most powerful celebrities have five men and women in the top ten but the women take the top four positions in the order of Jolie, Winfrey, Madonna and Beyonce Knowles with Jennifer Aniston at number eight.

Despite the sex scandal that exploded at the end of the year, golf champion Tiger Woods led the men at the number five position followed by singer Bruce Springsteen and Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.

Jolie's partner Brad Pitt came in ninth after his ex-wife Aniston and the tenth spot went to American basketball star Kobe Bryan whose popularity soared after the US victory at the Beijing Olympics.

A mix of money and fame have plummeted Mr and Mrs Smith actress to the number one position, according to the Forbes analysis, which finds that last year Jolie raked in the moolah from movies like Kung Fu Panda and Wanted while remaining a media favorite because of her relationship with Pitt and her philanthropic work.

Oprah has been consistently losing her viewership but this hasn't impacted her earnings and next year the celebrity will roll out the Oprah Winfrey Network in partnership with Discovery Communications.

First Published: Mar 15, 2010 19:12 IST