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Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Again.



The Forbes Celebrity 100, the annual list of the most powerful celebs in the entertainment industry, once again lists Oprah Winfrey as queen bee, telling last year's winner Angelina Jolie to take a hike. They do know that she's quitting her own show, right? That's okay, she's getting her own network to replace it. 

While Jolie fell to 18th, Beyonce Knowles follows up Oprah's $315 million in earnings with her own $87 million, which was good enough to top No. 3, indie director James Cameron, who made some art house movie that was mildly successful. Lady Gaga debuted at No. 4, which is surprising, considering you can't swing a sequined space helmet without hitting coverage of her. Unfaithful jerkface Tiger Woods may not be popular, but his endorsements deals still kept him at No. 5.

The same goes for Britney Spears at 6, who added to her concert success with deals from Elizabeth Arden and Candies. U2 returns to the list at No. 7, but Sandra Bullock jumps from No. 92 in 2009 to No. 8. She should win a Razzie and an Oscar in the same year more often. Johnny Depp joins the list at No. 9 after a couple big movie paydays, while Madonna slid from 3 to 10, proving there's so life left in her yet.

Forbes uses statistical analysis of earnings, popularity and the exact eye of newt/tongue of salamander ratio to figure out its list. To read the other 90 names, click here and debate to your heart's content.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:46am]


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