Angelina Jolie managed to take the post previously held by Oprah Winfrey on Ford’s list of The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities.
Their reason: She’s a gossip column favourite and never fails to get Oscar nods. But most importantly, Jolie’s latest blockbuster “Wanted” raked in an impressive $340 million at the box office.
Oprah doesn’t have too much to worry about. The self-made billionaire came in second and shows no signs of slowing down. Winfrey continues to host “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and a monthly magazine. The talk-show host has also sealed herself a three-year $55 million contract with XM Satellite radio and has developed a partnership with Discovery Communications to create an Oprah Winfrey Network.
Madonna rounded up the Top 3. Her “Hard Candy” album was named the top-grossing 2008 international tour, bringing in a hefty $280 million for the queen of pop. She managed to keep herself in the papers with her alleged affair with baseball player Alex Rodriquez and the end of her marriage with director Guy Ritchie became a tabloid hit.