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Who's Number One On Forbes Magazine's Most Powerful Celebrity List?

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It's that time of the year again!

Forbes Magazine has released their 2010 Celebrity 100 Power list, and there have been some major shake-ups in the top ten!

The Big O has once again taken back her number one spot from Angelina with her earnings of $315 million!

And our beloved Brit Brit and GaGaloo have staked their rightful places not too far below!

The list reads:

1. The Big O $315
2. Beyowulf $87
3. James Cameron $210
4. Lady GaGa $62
5. Tiger Woods $105
6. Brit Brit $64
7. U2 $130
8. Sandra Bullock $56
9. Johnny Depp $75
10. Madge $58

We could do without the uber frightening James Cameron and the douche-miser Tiger Woods, but otherwise, we think it's a pretty solid top ten!

Too bad Miz Jolie dropped from number one to 18, but maybe she can have it back again next year!


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88 comments to “Who's Number One On Forbes Magazine's Most Powerful Celebrity List?”

  1. 1

    she should use the money to get some facial plastic surgery!!! she looks like a fish or something!!!

  2. 2

    Angelina was #1?

  3. 3

    Your list in not in order!

  4. 4

    I think that Miley Cyrus was no.13!! which puts her in front of -
    Angelina Jolie,
    Ellen Degeneres,
    Brad Pitt,
    David Beckham
    George Clooney.

    That is actually amazing!! and she is only 17!

  5. 5

    It is somewhat sickening that so few hold SO much wealth. I would have hoped by now (2010) that possessing such massive wealth while even one child goes hungry, would simply be too embarrassing to publish leave alone celebrate. Planet Earth: Lots of gagits, still in the dark ages!

  6. 6

    I must be going blind. I'm looking for Christina Aguilera on the list and I just can't find her!

    >:) hehe

  7. 7

    Brit is there only because of her tour. Angelina had a slow career year due to newborn twins. Possibly you have a hard time understanding finances, most folks that declare bankruptcy do. You had a chance at financial success, but your musical taste has soured or been tainted. You have lost quite a bit of credibililty and now there are so many bloggers, you are just so common.

  8. 8

    our society is as rotten as a dead fucking cat, honestly! it's amazing how we love to celebrate greed! those people have so much money they can't even conceive of while teachers, police or the firefighter who will risk his life in order to save mine if my place burns makes less than 6 figures a year! sad…

  9. 9

    Since this is about money it makes sense that James Cameron is on the list. Anything he touches earns billions

  10. 10

    Re: muggersaint – how do u get britneys on there because of her tour that was 2 years ago this is 2010.this has nothing to do with 2 years ago.

  11. 11

    Uh…celebrity power? GagGag? That's like saying "Dunking Power!" and listing Gary Coleman. Dead. Short. Get it?

    Fortunately, GagGag is a flash in a pan. So cheer up, weary people! The stumbling, coked out mess who dresses like she has a head injury will be gone soon. The novelty has worn off. The talentless skank is done.

  12. 12

    how come Madonna is number 10 when she has 58$ and Sandra Bullock is number 8 and has 56$???… that's weird…..

  13. 13

    Let me put the list in order for you since you don't know how asswipe.

    1. Oprah.
    2. James Cameron
    3. U2
    4. Tiger Woods
    5. Beyonce
    6. Johnny Depp
    7. Britney Spears
    8. Lady Gag Me
    9. Sandra Bullock
    10. Madonna

    Britney Spears made more than Lady GaGa and Britney didn't even release an album. BAHAHAHA.

    More proof our precious Brit-Brit is the TRUE princess of pop. Madge is still the QUEEN!

    GaGa is a wannabe. Just admit it already!

  14. Wrenn says – reply to this


    Beyonce??? Really??? Wouldn't have guessed that one.

  15. 15

    HAHAHA!!!! Britney made more money and is more powerful than Maflopa?? Just goes to show that BRITNEY is the QUEEN OF POP, NOT Maflopa!

  16. 16

    perez i have something to ask you since i know you exist: what the hell you think you are to be ALWAYS trashing people? i just don't understand why you are always bringing so much hate. don't you have a life? what's the point of being always critize what other people do? you should worry about your own life but i guess you don't have any. you are the most despicable human being on earth. it's just unbelievable the way you make fun/critize almost everyone (except your god, lady gaga, but i don't wanna go through there, that's not my business). i'd really like to know what makes you do this stupid blog, really. to be honest, i think you had some problems when you were younger and now you do this to hide your pain or something like that. but really, that really makes me think: "don't this guy have a life?" you should enjoy your life because your not deathless. one day, you gonna regret for not having enjoyed your life to the fullest because instead of that you spent hours and hours making this ridiculous posts on this ridiculous blog. now seriously think about this.

  17. 17

    BWHAHAHA! When are they gonna realise that Oprah isn't a big thing here in Europe? Or somewhere else? Like first time when I heard about Oprah was when Conan O'brien made a joke about her. I've never watched her show.

  18. 18

    Re: Midnight EmpressRe: DwarfLoveRe: wowlaurfml – Okkay jelous bitches. gaga wot be gone any time soon. So i think you guys should go suck some dick and get over it. she does have power, she does have money. shes on tour now has 2 albums out. SHES BIG. shes no kesha or katy perry (that'll be gone in like… 4 yrs) gaga will be around long so get used to it. shes only getting bigger and better. BRITNEY is not the queen of pop. she doesnt write her songs, she lip synchs a whole damn lot, shes only pretty and dances and kinda sings in a really sexy voice. Madonna cant really sing. she dances, shes a great song writer, shes not the bes singer. shes sitll amazing though dont get me wrong- the true queen cuz she made history. tho the princess is GAGA because not only can gaga sing and dance, but shes a great song writer. shes not copying any one. shes inspired by many artist as madonna was. get over it. stop being jelous bitches. gaga is here to stay and only getting better.

  19. 19

    Watch for Jolie to change her media strategy. What she's been doing obviously isn't working, so next year she'll try to reinvent herslef and sell her kids off to the highest bidder.

  20. 20

    Re: Vinicius

    what're kidding? Gaga's a terrible dancer. all you need to do is look at her Poker Face video versus the newer ones and it's very obvious she's been undergoing extensive dance lessons, but is still pretty limited. both Madonna and Britney had actual dance backgrounds - and no, go-go dancing, like Gaga did in Lower East Side clubs doesn't count!

  21. 21

    This is pointless… soon the United States of America banking system will crash and all these celebrities won't have a penny to their name. What then, Perez… what then??? And it HAS been predicted that another Wall Street crash is going to happen… USA isn't the strong reliable country it once was…
    My point… these celebrities need to give BACK their money to the public and not by starting up some retarded charity but really give back. How about a proper education system for the USA??? Or proper Healthcare??? If all these celebrities stood together they could abolish poverty in the USA… ABOLISH it!!! But NOOOO they are too greedy!!! Well Karma will get them… just wait and see…

  22. 22

    i luv brit brit!!!!!!!!

  23. 23

    GO BEY! #2

  24. 24

    Re: alexie silver – YEP!!!

  25. 25

    Re: wowlaurfml – The order above is just fine 'asswipe'. Check the actual Forbes website. There's more money involved than stated behind the names. Smartass.

  26. 26

    It really is sickening they make this much money! Come on, are they really worth that? There are starving and homeless throughout the world and Oprah is making this much money…BARF!

  27. 27

    angie is a whore.

  28. 28

    Re: Vinicius – uhm Lady Gaga will be around as long as the record company keeps making money off her. She isnt ANYTHING special or NEW!!! She is recycling old celebrity ways… she has no power and she has no money. Most of her money goes to the record company since she is still fairly new at the PopStar thing… I am sure she will renegotiate a new contract soon so she will see more money for herself. But really people… you do NOT know how the recording industry works, do you???
    AND if Lady Gaga has SO much money… what exactly is she doing with it??? I have YET to see her donate ANYTHING to ANY charity… Please do not say she donates her time because that is the lowest shit ANY celebrity can do. Donating time doesn't NOT cure cancer!!! MONEY does…
    Why do celebrities, who make MILLIONS of dollars, expect us who only make thousands of dollars (and still some don't even make that!!!) to donate a portion of our salary to charities… doesn't make sense to me… they should be the ones since they have SO much disposable income!!!

  29. 29

    Another letdown for Mariah fans. Oh well..

  30. 30

    Re: wowlaurfml – Britney toured, didnt she?

  31. 31

    Re: Vinicius – hey dumb ass gaga dont write her songs either she co-writes and so does britney read the song credits.gaga is never going to be the princess of pop britney is the princess of pop and gaga only has 1 and 1/2 albums not 2 and has only sold what 10 million britney sold over 40 million off her first 2 albums worldwide and britney has sold over 90 million albums world wide in 12 years.and britney has 5 number 1 albums lady gaga has no number 1 albums in the usa..and gaga cant dance as good as britney gaga looks like a tranny and britney looks like a real woman.as for lip syncing madonna beyonce micheal jackson and many more all have lip synced so who fucking cares britney can sing she has a voice just as good as madonna.britney has not even released an album and still made more then gaga.madonna is the queen and britney is the princess and lady gaga is a madonna and grace jones wannabe.gaga has along way before she can even be compared to the living legends that are britney and madonna.

  32. 32

    Re: 7kimba8 – i would have to fully agree with you on that one

  33. 33

    Re: robert26101 – are u kidding me? Britney started touring on early 2009 and that cost her to debut at #13 on last year list (June 2008 to May 2009) after missing for several years. And this time around, she made at #6 for a period starting June 2009 to June 2010. I don't think you really READ or SEARCH the real facts and you are messing with #1 Britney's Fan!

  34. 34

    Re: MichelleInWonderland – i never watch her show either but omg she is everywhere in america! always in the news, always doing something, always giving something away..

  35. 35

    Re: lovemygirl – at least oprah gives back, not many ppl on this list do..

  36. 36

    I am done with this site. I only first came here because someone told me Perez loves Taylor Swift and so do I. But rarely is there Taylor stuff on here, probably because she isn't always doing stupid shit like everyone else. There are so many sites that are better and can actually do research. For spending so much time on here you would think a little time and effort would actually go into the stories. All this page is, is bashing people you like and praising people you do like…but you can't even keep that consistant. You hate Miley one day but love her every other day. Personally it makes me sick how many people think Miley and Brittney are so wonderful and deserving. They both suck. They can't sing, they don't write music and they are HORRIBLE role models for young girls. It is sad what young girls is America think is cool and ok. I can't find decent porn anymore without find video on top of video of these stupid teenage girls getting naked infront of a mirror or on webcam to the songs of Brittney and Miley. It's sad that someone with a college degree is doing this with their life. Any asshole can sit online and mess up stories or smiply make them up, you don't need a degree for that…loser

  37. 37

    It's also worth mentioning that the girls you said are "desperate", Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Love Hewitt are at no. 26 and 99, respectively. And the Black Eyes Peas are at no. 16. Not so desperate, eh?

  38. 38

    Re: CrazyCanadianChick
    "AND if Lady Gaga has SO much money… what exactly is she doing with it??? I have YET to see her donate ANYTHING to ANY charity…"
    Does she have to show you every receipt or bank statement regarding every charity to which she donates? She doesn't have to answer to you or prove to you anything..you're irrelevant to her. That's why she's on the list and you're not.

  39. 39

    How Amazing is Britney Spears!?! i love Britney. She's so rich but so simple. she's not obsessed with looking good 24/7. You Go Girl.

  40. 40

    Re: MichelleInWonderland – I'm a New Yorker and I have never watched Oprah's show ever in my life either…I don't even know what channel it comes on.

  41. 41

    Re: KacksonKohnian – so whats ur complaint britneys tour ended in 2009.lady gaga has been touring and milking 1 and 1/2 albums for almost 3 years and britney still made it farther up the list then her.i was just saying that gaga has a long time before she can be compared to britney or madonna.

  42. 42

    all eyes on me in the center of the ring.!

  43. zooby says – reply to this


    LOL at the people dissing Oprah … think she gives a shit about not being big in Europe? Look how much she makes WITHOUT Europe! I bet the Woods haters are angry that he still made the list. Ha! And the Brit haters too!! HAHAHAHA.

  44. 44

    I'm all for deserving what you work for… but with this much money circulating amongst such a small percentage of people on this planet I KNOW they could all managed to throw away some chump change and take care of ALL of the world's poverty. I'm not some crazy liberal who feels everyone should be responsible for everyone else… but if each of those people listed and the thousands not listed donated say 5 to 10% of just ONE year's income, all of the world could be fed and sheltered and medicated… if not more. Geez. How can people have millions that they do nothing with (ya know, after the trips, the clothes, the houses, the entourage, the gifts, the private jets, etc) when MOST of the rest of the world is living like shit. Crap… take care of Appalachia at least!

  45. 45

    Re: robert26101 – umm that tour was in 2009 - as in last year.

  46. 46

    Re: 7kimba8

    Absolutely. I'm not looking for free handouts myself (thought I would never look a gift horse in the face LOL), however, this is surely a sign of the end of the times, no? A majority of the world in shambles… starving, diseased, uneducated, dirty, homeless, no clothes, no clean water… and people are still walking around with MULTI MILLIONS and BILLIONS of dollars. It's not like their money would go away… they make this shit in ONE year!!!!!! I would love to see a time where no one goes to the movies, no one edorces a celeb or athlete, and no one buys music. This world is twisted.

  47. 47

    What you people arguing about Britney and GaGa need to realize is that Britney has been out longer and has more older albums… those count too if they are new sales in 2010. For instance if I go out tomorrow and buy one of her albums from the mid 90s that counts as money earned THIS YEAR. Britney also gets risiduals from her movie. She also has like 4 or 5 perfumes out at like 30-50ish something dollars a pop. Multiply that by thousands if not millions. I hate to say it but Britney is still more of a "brand"… Gaga is more of a musician. End of story.

  48. 48

    All of the bitchy comments on the top ten aside, I just want to say I'm glad that more than half of the list is female. It's nice to see there's rough gender equality going on here and that women are finally being recognized.

  49. 49

    why isnt bill gates on here? he has more money than all of them combined!

  50. 50

    Can somebody tell me the name of one Angelina Jolie movie in the last 5 years that has been a hit not counting Kung-Fu Panda or WANTED?

  51. 51

    Okra Panfry? I just lost last night's dinner, today's breakfast & lunch, and my liver's entire batch of bile on one long PURGE!

  52. 52

    Re: 7kimba8 – 35,000 children die of starvation every day on planet Earth; I know…sounds unreal, but it's very true!

  53. 53

    One of Okra's mid-morning snack plates could save 20 starving kids a day.

  54. 54


  55. 55

    people saying it's in the wrong order hello its the power list not ENTIRELY based on money

  56. 56

    I think that this is a typical list that looks the same year round, Angelina has not done any movies so thats why she is at number 18, I love Lady Gaga but I dont think she deserves to be in the top 10, its of no surprise that Winfrey is number one and come say it to my face that the master-mine known as James Cameron is scary when you fell in love with Avatar.

  57. 57

    Re: wowlaurfml – Unlike the other lists that Forbes releases, the Power list consists of famous people but does not rank them by earnings. Instead, the celebrities listed are all numbered according to how much attention they garnered through “print, TV, radio and social media”. BTW Angelina fell from no. 1 because she hadn't made movies in the Forbes time frame.

  58. 58

    Less than 10 percent of our population owns 90 percent of the wealth. Oprah probably makes up about 3 percent of that 10 percent. At least she built one school elementary school somewhere in Africa, right? That makes it all ok, doesnt it!

  59. 59

    I love that Madonna has had a year off from music etc and still made the 10 rich list lol. To those who think Madonna been at number 10 and Britney and Gaga been above means anything your idiots. Gaga has NON STOP toured and released 7000 versions of the same album and only managed around 70 million. Last year Madonna toured for a few months and made over 160 Million (for her) and almost 500 million total.

  60. 60

    Fucking Ugly - GaGa
    2 cents Whore - GaGa
    Freaky-horseFace - GaGa
    Horror-Nose - GaGa
    Saggy Boobs -GaGa

  61. 61

    Is there actually any surprise that Mangelina is not up there? She has been fading into hasbeen-ery for some time now. Her zenith occurred years ago when all her whore followers were foaming at the mouth over her and Brad. Now she's just an aging hag who is still trying to be badass. She will never be that popular again.

  62. 62

    Re: alexie silver – A-friggin-MEN

  63. 63

    Great list! They all worked their tails off for those spots.

  64. 64

    Wow, Madonna made 58 US dollars last year? Overpaid.

  65. 65

    woohoo go Britney!!!!!!!!!

  66. 66

    Re: Vinicius – clearly Britney Spears is more loved! So she should be you dont know what your talking about! It is a known fact that Britney is a Pop Princess. She has sold soo many records. I am sorry if you are no informed about that. WHat is with you Gaga fans you cant stop bringing up Britney Spears like get over it! BRITNEY SPEARS IS BETTER!!! None of the britney fans mention lady gaga like you guys about Britney they dont give a shit unlike gaga fans. Maybe you guys are obsessed with her or something hmmm

  67. 67


  68. 68

    Re: Macy11 – I agree with you 100% I LOVE BRITNEY!!! SHE IS THE QUEEN OF POP BITCHES!!!!

  69. 69

    Sea-Hag Madonna made the list? Why, for looking like an old muppet?

  70. 70

    Re: CraigH
    Actually GaGa on the list DOES mean something. Do you see any other new artists in the top ten? I didn't think so. To compare her to a 25 year veteran means NOTHING. The list isn't just comprised of how much they made, but their influence on culture as well (if you have looked at the actual article GaGa ranks #1 in social rank). THE FAME MONSTER is available as a stand alone album (7000 versions? Exaggerate much?), and to make any kind of money in a record company decline means something, especially for a new artist.

  71. 71

    Re: CraigH – Agree 100%. Madonna didn't release an album or tour this year and she still made the top 10. No other celeb except for Oprah could pull that. GaGa has toured non-stop, released tons of shit and Madonna still kicks her ass since she's been on this list for decades.

  72. 72

    Re: wowlaurfml – THANK YOU! because I was sitting here like the numbers of how much they made does not make since with the number they are ranked on the list! WHY DID YOU DO THAT PEREZ….. #FAIL!

  73. 73

    Re: Nelly_In_SJ – The Good Shepard

  74. 74

    Re: Vinicius – Honey, gaga can't write songs. Are you kidding me? "hyiming "Grand Central Station" with "I'll be dancing"? "You could Hollywood kiss me" with "Scarlett Johanson"? Gaga's got a 5th-grade level writing. Alicia Keys is a hundred times better, she also plays the piano annd writes much more beautiful lyrics than Gaga. Not to mention Madonna, who is one of the best lyricist we've seen (allegedly, M's a lyrics machine). And, please, don't come with "gaga can sing and dance". gaga cannot even control her vibrato, she's an okay singer (often screamer) and she CANNOT dance. Her music is fun though.
    nd yeah, she made 4 million dollars more than Madonna. In order to get those 4 million, she almost passed out on stage, she's touring non stop, whoring her singles in every big tv show etc. Madonna made 58 million dollars with royalties, and a DVD. It pretty much helps proof there's no other Madonna. Much less, copycat Gaga.

  75. 75

    Re: darav2 – that wasn't a hit at the box office. it's budget was an estimated 90 million, it only grossed 99 million. movie theaters keep about half of the gross.

  76. 76

    Re: YouKnowNothing
    You were doing OK until you came up with the hilarious assessment that Madonna is one of our greatest lyricists. Her lyrics have been panned more times than you can count. And I wouldn't say lyrics like "Starlight, Starbright, first star I see tonight" are above 5th grade level, let alone original. And lyrics like "Music makes the people come together/music makes the bourgeoisie and the rebel"…oh yes, profound!

  77. 77

    Re: Baron87 – what the fuck you talking about , Madonnas not panned just always picked on by pricks like you who dont know shit, Shes 30 years in the business and she can wrtie a pop song in her sleep. She would pass on most of the stuff gaga does thats for sure

  78. 78

    Hang on. I can remember our Lord Jesus saying it would be harder for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a
    needle. The Big O had better start offloading some of her hard earned to the
    poor or her Big A will be stuck in the gates of heaven for the rest of eternity.
    God bless the capitalist system.

  79. 79

    Re: Roadwork
    Aw, I made the little fanboy mad…boo hoo! The way Madonna's lyrics sound, she must have written them in her sleep. Give me a break..shithead–they're all pop artists–no one said they had to be poets. Abba were (and still are) one of the most successful groups in the world, yet they had some of the corniest lyrics. At least, though, they could blame it on English not being their primary language.

  80. 80

    Oprah looks like Divine in "Pink Flamingos."

  81. 81

    I approve of this list…except for tiger woods.

  82. 82

    Johnny Depp and Gaga, my favorite person ever and one of my favorite people ftw :)
    And tbh, Gaga did pretty damn good for a newcomer.

  83. Genn says – reply to this



  84. 84

    6 out of the top 10 are women. Nice :D

  85. 85

    Yay bey, brit and gaga

  86. 86

    Re: robert26101 – Gaga either co-writes, or writes. Most of her ballads are written by her. ED-U-CATE yourself.

  87. 87

    I love how Britney is number 6 and has done nothing this year. GO BRITNEY :D

  88. 88

    My thoughts are that money could be put into Americas failing Education system instead of just ONE school in South Africa… America made these people and they give all their money to third world countries……stop buying their hype and save your money.