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Oprah Winfrey named most powerful celebrity by Forbes

Jun 26, 2013 17:25 IST

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey was named the most powerful celebrity on 26 June 2013 by Forbes, among the six women and four men who made up to the top 10.

Singer Lady Gaga came in second, followed by director/producer Steven Spielberg and singers Beyonce and Madonna. 59 Years old Oprah Winfrey is said to have made 77 million earnings between June 2012 and June 2013. She was also credited for her prominence on TV, on social media and in the press.

It is important here to note that Oprah Winfrey has topped the list on four previous occasions, and she is one of three celebrities who featured on the prestigious list every year since its inception in 1999, along with radio DJ Howard Stern and director Steven Spielberg.

In year 2012 Jennifer Lopez, topped the list because of her public profile and earnings of 52 million dollars.

Lincoln director Spielberg, ‘Grown Woman’ singer Beyonce and Madonna round out the top five, and Taylor Swift makes her debut on the annual list at number six.

Who is Oprah Winfrey?

Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.

She has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century and the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She was also considered for a time the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.

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