Oprah Winfrey Back in Throne

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    TEMPO.CO, New York - American national business magazine Forbes released 100 Most Powerful Celebrities List 2013. With incomes amounting to US$77 million in 2012, Oprah Winfrey is back in throne as the world’s most powerful celebrity. Accompanying her on top five are Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg, Beyonce, and Madonna.

    Forbes listed Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi on sixth and seventh. Justin Bieber was placed ninth on the list, as the eighth spot was snatched by the Swiss tennis star Roger Federer. Television personality Ellen DeGeneres secured the tenth.

    Most of Forbes’ list has the ranks sorted based on incomes or net worth of the celebrities, but this one is an exception. "There is nobody else with that kind of consistency and power," said Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes.com. "She (Winfrey) is taking this cable network and turning it around just through the sheer force of her will, her connections and her ability."

    FORBES.COM | ANINDYA LEGIA PUTRI