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07-04-2010, 07:29 AM #1
World's Most Powerful CelebritiesForbes reveals the power list
THE TOP TEN
Raking in the moolah are these top celebrities for whom earning millions is no big deal. The Forbes magazine revealed its annual top 100 most powerful celebrities list recently.
This time too the hot-list places the women on top. Last year if Oprah Winfrey was pipped from the top position by Angelina Jolie, this year the telly host has regained her lost position. Beyonce Knowles has successfully landed herself at no. 2 slot. Lady GaGa also features in the list and of the Hollywood stars Johnny Depp is the only one in the Top 10 apart from Sandra Bullock.
She is called the self-made billionaire. Media maven Oprah Winfrey has topped the Forbes magazine's list of the ‘World’s Most Powerful Celebrities’ this year. She earned an estimated $315 million this year and this is her fourth time in the list.
‘Crazy in love’ singer Beyonce Knowles is just 28 but at this age she is among the richest singers of the world. She has pocketed $87 million this year and has earned $85 million from 90-plus concerts. Whoa!
It’s the Avatar magic for the director James Cameron. Oscars may have snubbed him, but on the Forbes’ list Cameron is in third place, thanks to his 3D wonder that made $2.7 billion worldwide. Avatar is reported to be the highest-grossing film ever.
No doubt the world is going gaga over this female. The singing sensation is at no. 4 position with several hits under her belt. She earned $62 million last year.
Scandals notwithstanding, world’s No. 1 golfer is in fifth position with $105 million earning. Doesn’t matter if he was missing from the greens for six months!
Britney Spears still enjoys a lot of adulation from her fans and that’s why her name in the top 10 doesn’t come as a shock. She is at no. 6 with $64 million earning.
Here comes the rock band U2. The Irish band with its ‘edgy’ tunes grossed $130 million last year.
With an Oscar Award in her kitty, Sandra Bullock’s annual income is $56 million. Interestingly, last time she was on 92nd place in the list. What a leap!
The only Hollywood male actor in the top ten, Johnny Depp made $75 million to be in the 9th position of Forbes Most Powerful list.
Singer Madonna is still riding high on bucks. She rounds up the top ten with $58 million earnings....being a human...