50 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood
Do we really need to explain why Oprah Winfrey is a major player in the entertainment industry?
Aside from being the richest African-American woman in the world -- with an amassed fortune of $2.7 billion, Winfrey has created a global empire with her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and magazine publication.
Forbes listed Winfrey as the second most powerful person in TV and radio and the highest-earning celeb of 2012 with a paycheck of $165 million.
From 2006 to 2008, her support of Barack Obama reportedly delivered over a million votes in the 2008 Democratic primary race.