Yey Oprah! The television queen has retained her throne as the top ranker in Forbes’ magazine’s 2010 Celebrity power list. And it seems that it is girl power all the way this year, as three out of the top five slots have been taken by women. Lady Gaga has danced and sung her way into this list as well with an earning of $62 million. I am sure half of it goes into her costumes and makeup.
Oprah Winfrey made an approximate $315 million this year, making it her fourth consecutive numero uno on this list. The voluptuous R&B singer Beyonce came second with an estimated earning of $87 million that came from her album sales, tours, endorsements and fashion deals combined. The lovely Angelina Jolie was pushed to the 18th rank this year. But director James Cameron came back with a bang on this list after a long time, and took the 3rd spot. Thanks to his massive hit Avatar, which made $2.7 billion!
Tiger Woods hasn’t had a very good year, and due to bad publicity caused by the sex scandal, the golfer lost many endorsements. But he has still managed to take the 5th spot with earnings of $105 million. This list is based on the entertainment-related earnings of the person over the past 12 months as well as exposure in print and electronic media.