‘Forbes’ Celebrity 100 Has a Big O

By: Celebuzz / June 12, 2008

Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the “Celebrity 100,” which compiles the most powerful A-listers in the world based on “earnings and fame.” Oprah Winfrey has taken the lead for the second year with a whopping $275 million—despite lower TV ratings and magazine circulation—followed once again by Tiger Woods at $115 mil. Guess golf isn’t as boring as it seems.

But what’s notable this year are the twosomes. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and Jay-Z and Beyoncé have made the big bucks and usurped magazine covers in the past year, and it’s showing.

Brad and Ang ring in at numbers 3 (Angelina) and 10 (Brad). It makes sense that she made more money than her companion last year, as she seems to be the one running things in that relationship, and the difference in take-home might give her a subtle psychological edge.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are at 4 and 7, respectively. The two still haven’t confirmed that they were married at Jay-Z’s NYC penthouse on April 4, but it looks like they’re more than able to afford that new multimillion-dollar McMansion.

Oprah Winfrey came in on top again. She made $275 million in the past year. America’s favorite book club president’s combination of made a repeat appearance at #1, despite lowered TV ratings and magazine circulation.

Elsewhere on the list: Johnny Depp (#6), David Beckham (#5 and bucking the couples trend, as wife Victoria Beckham doesn’t make the grade), J.K. Rowling (#9), Justin Timberlake (#12), Jennifer Aniston (#17, and Angelina must love that), Miley Cyrus (#35) and, just squeaking in, Zac Efron (#92).

Madonna, who is normally in the top 10, checked in at #21 this year. Someone wasn’t drinking enough Kabbalah water.

Here’s the complete Top 10:

1. Oprah Winfrey

2. Tiger Woods

3. Angelina Jolie

4. Beyonce Knowles

5. David Beckham

6. Johnny Depp

7. Jay-Z

8. The Police

9. J.K. Rowling

10. Brad Pitt