I’d expect a “Celebrity 100” list from People Magazine, but I was surprised today to see that Forbes.com published an extensive online feature on the top 100 celebs. I have to admit – reading celebrity magazines are a guilty pleasure of mine. Although, I only read them when I travel or when I visit the apartment of my friend Craig – he, lucky for me, is a current subscriber to US Weekly. No, he isn’t gay – far from it – the subscription was a result of a Best Buy promotion.
Anyways, the Forbes list ranks the most powerful and best paid celebrities from June 2007 to June 2008 – factoring in celebrity earnings, media metrics like Google hits, press mentions (according to Factiva), TV/radio mentions (according to Lexis/Nexis) and the number of times the celeb appears on the cover of more than 50 consumer magazines.
Oprah is #1 (obviously), Tiger Woods came in at #2 (congrats – he won the US Open yesterday), and Angelina Jolie (a personal favorite) came in at #3. Kobe Bryant came in at #19 (loser – go Celtics!). Check out the list of 1-25 below. The full coverage (plus, LOTS of photos) are at Forbes.com.
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