Friday, June 5, 2009
Jolie on the top of celebrity list
In the world’s most powerful celebrity list, the Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie keeps her in the first place stated by Forbes magazine. The 33-year-old knocked talk show host Oprah Winfrey off the top spot on the annual Celebrity 100 list, which is based on earnings and media exposure. Madonna came third, followed by singer Beyonce and golfer Tiger Woods - the only man in the top five.
Coldplay lead the British charge at 15, but chef Gordon Ramsay and Harry Potter author JK Rowling dropped off the list. According to Forbes magazine, Jolie, who earned $27m (£16.5m) last year, moved from third place in 2008 due to high-profile turns in films such as Wanted and Kung Fu Panda.