Oprah Winfrey Tops Forbes' Most Influential Celebrity List

Oprah Winfrey Tops Forbes' Most Influential Celebrity List

It was the fifth time the former talk show host has headed the annual ranking of 100 celebrities. Singer Lady Gaga came in second, followed by director/producer Steven Spielberg and singers Beyonce and Madonna.

“There is nobody else with that kind of consistency and power,” said Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes.com.

“There are only three people who have been on every single one of our lists since 1999. It is Oprah, Howard Stern and Steven Spielberg.”

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, who was No. 1 last year, dropped to 12th place. With earnings of $77 million from June 2012 to 2013, Winfrey was not the highest earning celebrity, an honour that went to Madonna who made $125 million.

But Forbes said Winfrey's position in Hollywood and her presence in the press, on television and in social media propelled her to the No. 1 spot.

“She still wields an enormous amount of power, which is really what we look for in our fame matrix. She is taking this cable network and turning it around just through the sheer force of her will, her connections and her ability.”

See the TOP20 of the list below:

1. Oprah Winfrey $77m

2 Lady Gaga $80m

3 Steven Spielberg $100m

4 Beyonce $53m

5 Madonna $125m

6 Taylor Swift $55m

7 Jon Bon Jovi $79m

8 Roger Federer $71m

9 Justin Bieber $58m

10 Ellen DeGeneres $56m

11 Hugh Jackman $55m

12 Jennifer Lopez $45m

13 Rihanna $43m

14 Coldplay $64m

15 Tiger Woods $78m

16 LeBron James $60m

17 Simon Cowell $95m

18 Katy Perry $39m

19 David Beckham $47m

20 Robert Downey Jnr $75m

    

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