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TV's Oprah tops power list again

Oprah Winfrey
Forbes say Winfrey has earned $275m (£141m) over the last 12 months

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is still the world's most powerful celebrity, according to business magazine Forbes.

The 54-year-old came top of its annual countdown for the second year running, and the fifth time overall.

US golfer Tiger Woods came second, just ahead of actress Angelina Jolie, former Destiny's Child singer Beyonce Knowles and English footballer David Beckham.

Forbes' list is based on celebrities' earnings, internet presence and press, television and radio coverage.

Other British stars in the top 10 include reformed pop band The Police, in joint seventh place with rapper Jay-Z.

'Power couples'

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is ranked at nine, having come 48th in last year's rundown.

Her earnings over the past 12 months - estimated to be $300m (£153.8m) - make her the wealthiest celebrity on the list.

Actor Brad Pitt is ranked in 10th place, making him and Jolie one of two "power couples" to make the top 10.

Jay-Z and Knowles are the other, having secretly tied the knot earlier this year.

Madonna, The Rolling Stones and Elton John have all fallen out of the top 10, as has actor Tom Cruise.


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