Forbes Lists Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in 2013: Oprah Winfrey Takes Number One Spot [FULL LIST]

on June 26 2013 12:21 PM
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey secured the number one spot on Forbes 2013 "Most Powerful Celebrity" list this year. Above: Winfrey at a panel during the Television Critics Association winter press tour in 2011. Reuters

Her show may be off the air, but according to Forbes, Oprah Winfrey is still the country's "most powerful" celebrity. The magazine, which released its annual list of the top 100 "Most Powerful Celebrities," honored the media mogul with the No. 1 spot, one jump up from her second place win last year.

Forbes, which ranks celebrities based on earnings and fame, awarded the 59-year-old former host of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” the top spot after she turned a profit and saved her OWN network following four years of sinking ratings. According to Forbes, she has made an estimated $77 million since June 2012. While Winfrey wasn’t the highest profit-maker on the list, she was credited for other qualities including her social networking influence and number of press mentions.

Familiar faces round out the following three slots: Lady Gaga for her reported $80 million income this year, Steven Spielberg for directing the Oscar-winning film “Lincoln,” and Beyonce Knowles for her successful world tour and contracts with Pepsi and H&M.

Taylor Swift appeared on the list for the fifth time, placing sixth, after selling 1.2 million “Red” albums within the first week of its release. Pop singer Justin Bieber placed ninth, the magazine deeming the 19-year-old the “biggest social-networking celebrity.” Host of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” comedian Ellen DeGeneres, rounded out the top 10 for her Emmy win and for successfully winning the battle against the antigay group One Million Moms following her ad  campaign with JCPenney.

In 2012, former “American Idol” judge, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez topped the magazine’s list. Winfrey placed second after making a reported $165 million, followed by Bieber after he raked in an estimated $55 million.

This year's list:

  1. 1. Oprah Winfrey- media mogul
  2. 2. Lady Gaga- singer, actress
  3. 3. Steven Spielberg- director, producer
  4. 4. Beyonce Knowles- singer, actress
  5. 5. Madonna- singer
  6. 6. Taylor Swift- singer
  7. 7. Bon Jovi- musician
  8. 8. Roger Federer- tennis professional
  9. 9. Justin Bieber- singer
  10. 10. Ellen DeGeneres- TV host, comedian
  11. 11. Hugh Jackman- actor
  12. 12. Jennifer Lopez- TV host, singer, actress
  13. 13. Rihanna- singer
  14. 14. Coldplay- band
  15. 15. Tiger Woods- golf professional
  16. 16. LeBron James- NBA player
  17. 17. Simon Cowell- producer, TV personality
  18. 18. Katy Perry- singer
  19. 19. David Beckham- soccer player
  20. 20. Robert Downey Jr.- actor
  21. 21. Leonardo Dicaprio- actor
  22. 22. Tyler Perry- actor, producer
  23. 23. Channing Tatum- actor
  24. 24. Kobe Bryant- NBA player
  25. 25. Dwayne Johnson- actor, TV host
  26. 26. Ryan Seacrest- TV host, radio personality
  27. 27. Tom Cruise- actor
  28. 28. Mark Wahlberg- actor
  29. 29. Seth MacFarlane- producer, comedian
  30. 30. Donald Trump- real estate mogul, TV host
  31. 31. Cristiano Ronaldo- soccer professional
  32. 32. Jay-Z- musician, sports agency owner
  33. 33. Dr. Phil McGraw- TV host
  34. 34. Glenn Beck- TV and radio host
  35. 35. Will Smith- producer, actor
  36. 36. Ben Affleck- director, actor
  37. 37. Rush Limbaugh- political radio host
  38. 38. David Letterman- TV host, comedian
  39. 39. Lionel Messi- soccer player
  40. 40. Adam Sandler- producer, actor
  41. 41. Angelina Jolie- actress, philanthropist
  42. 42. E.L. James- author
  43. 43. Toby Keith- musician
  44. 44. James Patterson- author
  45. 45. Howard Stern- radio host, TV host
  46. 46. Carrie Underwood- singer
  47. 47. Kenny Chesney- singer
  48. 48. Usain Bolt- Olympic track runner
  49. 49. Jennifer Lawrence- actor
  50. 50. Drew Brees- NFL player
  51. 51. Rafael Nadal- tennis player
  52. 52. Phil Mickelson- golfer 
  53. 53. Ashton Kutcher- actor
  54. 54. Sofia Vergara- actor, fashion designer
  55. 55. Peter Jackson- director
  56. 56. Serena Williams- tennis professional
  57. 57. Jon Stewart- TV host, filmmaker
  58. 58. Jerry Bruckheimer- producer
  59. 59. Kanye West- musician
  60. 60. Jerry Seinfeld- actor, comedian
  61. 61. Michael Bay- director
  62. 62. Maria Sharapova- tennis professional
  63. 63. Dr. Dre- music producer
  64. 64. Jennifer Aniston- actor
  65. 65. Tom Brady- NFL player
  66. 66. Kim Kardashian- reality TV star
  67. 67. Charlie Sheen- actor
  68. 68. Calvin Harris- DJ, music producer
  69. 69. Rachael Ray- TV host, chef
  70. 70. Kristen Stewart- actor
  71. 71. Gwyneth Paltrow- actor
  72. 72. Sean Hannity- political TV host
  73. 73. Meryl Streep- actor
  74. 74. David Guetta- DJ, music producer
  75. 75. Stephen King- author
  76. 76. Christopher Nolan- director
  77. 77. Gordon Ramsay- TV host, chef
  78. 78. Manny Pacquiao- professional boxer
  79. 79. Tina Fey- actor, producer
  80. 80. Mark Burnett- producer
  81. 81. Gisele Bundchen- model
  82. 82. J.K. Rowling- author
  83. 83. Alec Baldwin- actor
  84. 84. Emma Stone- actor
  85. 85. Charlize Theron- actor
  86. 86. Neil Patrick Harris- actor
  87. 87. Suzanne Collins- author
  88. 88. Floyd Mayweather- professional boxer
  89. 89. Mila Kunis- actor
  90. 90. Sandra Bullock- actor
  91. 91. Danica Patrick- auto racer
  92. 92. Amy Poehler- actor
  93. 93. George Lopez- comedian, TV host
  94. 94. Ray Romano- actor, comedian
  95. 95. Kevin Hart- comedian
  96. 96. Zooey Deschanel- actor
  97. 97. Louis C.K.- comedian
  98. 98. Melissa McCarthy- actor
  99. 99. Joss Whedon- screenwriter, producer
  100. 100. Miranda Kerr- model

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