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Oprah on top - Forbes magazine ranks the media mogul as number one on its annual power list.
published: Monday | June 18, 2007


Oprah pairs Oscar winners in 'The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special' Thursday on ABC.

NEW YORK (AP):

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is back on top of Forbes' annual "Celebrity 100 Power List," which ranks the rich and famous based on earnings and buzz.

Winfrey, who came in third last year, was the top money-maker with an estimated income of $260 million over the past 12 months. She last topped the list in 2005.

"The woman is making history every single year," said Lea Goldman, a Forbes associate editor who oversaw the list. "It's not as if she's sitting on her laurels enjoying (her talk) show."

Winfrey's Harpo Productions is a partner on celebrity chef Rachael Ray's popular syndicated daytime talk show, which debuted last September. Harpo is launching its first prime-time series, Oprah's Big Give, a reality contest in which contestants compete in philanthropy. Winfrey also produced the Broadway show The Color Purple.

Golf tycoon Tiger Woods, who pulled in $100 million, ranks second. Madonna, absent from the list last year, is No. 3. The pop star's Confessions world tour is the highest-grossing tour by any female artist in history, Goldman said. Her adoption of a baby boy in the African country of Malawi put her back in the spotlight.

The Rolling Stones dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. Brad Pitt, who earned $35 million, ranks fifth, up 15 spots from last year, in part because of his status as one of the most talked-about celebrities in the world, Goldman said. (Girlfriend Angelina Jolie is No. 14.)

Another handsome family man, Johnny Depp, placed sixth and was the year's highest-paid actor with his take of $92 million. Not bad for a pirate.

Elton John, who earned a total of $53 million thanks to concerts and revenue from Broadway hits such as The Lion King, ranks seventh. Power player Tom Cruise, the world's No. 1 star last year, slipped to No. 8.

Hip Hop Impresarios

Rap mogul Jay-Z placed ninth with earnings of $83 million, leading the newly added category 'Hip Hop Impresarios.' Businessmen-rappers 50 Cent and Sean 'Diddy' Combs placed 32nd and 43rd, respectively. Steven Spielberg was No. 10.

New to the 'Celebrity 100': George Clooney (40), the cast of ABC's Grey's Anatomy (12), Justin Timberlake (34), Keira Knightley (71), Bon Jovi (18), actor-comedian Dane Cook (89), Vince Vaughn (54) and Cate Blanchett (63).

Troublemakers Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears did not make the cut.


( L - R ) Woods and Madonna

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