Women rule Forbes’ annual Celebrity Power list. Ladies claimed three of the top five spots in Forbes’ Magazine’s 2010 Celebrity Power List, released on Monday, with pop sensation Lady Gaga making her first entry on the elite roster of the world’s most influential stars and Queen of Talk Oprah Winfrey reclaiming her No.1 position from 2009 winner Angelina Jolie, who fell to 18th in this year’s ranking.
Thanks to an international tour, epic album sales, and fashion and fragrance deals, Grammy-winning R&B singer Beyonce rose to second with an estimated $87 million. Lensman James Cameron and philandering sportsman Tiger Woods, who took in $105 million between June 2009-June 2010 despite a far-reaching sex scandal that made the golfer tabloid fodder for months.
Additional first time appearances included Conan O’Brien (#51), the Black Eyed Peas (#16), Robert Downey, Jr. (#73), and Chelsea Handler (#98).
Rankings are based on earnings in the past 12 months, as well as visibility across print, television, radio, online. Here’s how the Top 10 rounded out:
1. Oprah Winfrey: $315 million
2. Beyonce Knowles: $87 million
3. James Cameron: $210 million
4. Lady Gaga: $62 million
5. Tiger Woods: $105 million
6. Britney Spears: $64 million
7. U2: $130 million
8. Sandra Bullock: $56 million
9. Johnny Depp: $75 million
10. Madonna: $58 million