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Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce Knowles Top Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrities List

June 29, 2010 (6:46 am) GMT
The talk show host has landed the top spot of the magazine's World's Most Powerful Celebrities annual list, while the 28-year-old singer follows her in second place.

has proudly sit at the top of Forbes magazine's World's Most Powerful Celebrities annual list, which was compiled from June 2009 to June 2010. The talk show host, who knocked off the top spot, managed to score 315 million dollars from her media empire.

Following Oprah on the list is "If I Were a Boy" hitmaker . The 28-year-old singer climbs from fourth spot in 2009 to second place with earnings of 87 million dollars for her showbiz career and fashion empire. Director James Cameron enters the chart at number three with earnings of 210 million dollars following his success with "".

, in the meantime, is the highest new entry on the list at number four. With her huge success in music industry, the "Poker Face" hitmaker earned 62 million dollars over the last year. The top 5 is rounded up by professional golfer , who pulled in 105 million dollars.

, , , and appear on top ten of the list. According to Forbes, the top rankings are based on income over the past 12 months, as well as web references, press clippings, broadcast mentions and major magazine covers devoted to the celebrity.

Forbes' The Celebrity 100:

  1. James Cameron
  2. Rush Limbaugh


The full list of Forbes' The Celebrity 100 can be seen at Forbes.com.

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