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Oprah Tops Forbes Celebrity List

Oprah Winfrey has regained her No. 1 spot on Forbes’ 14th annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world’s most powerful celebrities of  “The Celebrity 100 List: The Full List." Oprah, No.1 again after placing second for two consecutive years. Lady Gaga (No. 2), with her massive social media presence, moved up from the fifth spot last year, followed by director Steven Spielberg (No. 3) and Beyoncé (No. 4). Madonna (No. 5) is a returnee to the list, rounding out the top five.

Musicians dominate the Top Ten in 2013. Country superstar Toby Keith (No. 43), featured on the cover (Cowboy Capitalist, p. 74) has some of the most loyal fans in music, and owns enough product extensions to make sure they’re also some of the most lucrative.

Notable newcomers to the 2013 list include Hugh Jackman (No. 11); Channing Tatum (No. 23); Jennifer Lawrence (No. 49); Emma Stone (No. 84); Mila Kunis (No. 89) and Amy Poehler (No. 92). Athletes Usain Bolt (No. 48); Drew Brees (No. 50) and Danica Patrick (No. 91) join fellow newcomers Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. (Erika) James (No. 42); model Miranda Kerr (No. 100) and TV host Sean Hannity (No. 72).

Among the drop-offs this year are Adele, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Johnny Depp, Alex Rodriguez, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon and Elton John. 

The Top Ten: 
NAME 2013 Rank 2013 Earnings
Oprah Winfrey 1 $ 77 million
Lady Gaga 2 $ 80 million
Steven Spielberg 3 $100 million
Beyoncé Knowles 4 $ 53 million
Madonna 5 $125 million
Taylor Swift 6 $ 55 million
Bon Jovi 7 $ 79 million
Roger Federer 8 $ 71 million
Justin Bieber 9 $ 58 million
Ellen DeGeneres 10 $ 56 million
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