Friday, June 16, 2006

Who Are the Most "Powerful" Celebrities?

Well, Forbes magazine sez...

Actor Tom Cruise, 43, is the most powerful celebrity in the world, ahead of the Rolling Stones and Oprah Winfrey, according to Forbes magazine's annual list.

Despite the controversy surrounding his Scientology beliefs and his romance with Katie Holmes, with whom he has just had a daughter, Cruise has 67 million dollars thanks to "War of the Worlds" and "Mission Impossible 3," and is still the top star in Hollywood, the New York business magazine said.

Forbes based its list on income between June 2005 and June 2006, on the number of hits each received on Google Internet searches, mentions in the press, television and radio as well as the number of cover photos in 26 major US magazines.

Sexagenarian rockers the Rolling Stones earned a silver medal for their "A Bigger Bang" tour, which pulled in 162 million dollars in late 2005, when Mick Jagger and the band played in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for 1.5 million spectators, Forbes said.

At the top of Forbes' 2005 list, Oprah Winfrey, 52, little known outside the United States, where she has aired her show for 20 years, came in third this year, but her communications empire took in 225 million dollars.

Read the rest of the celebrity list.


Anonymous on behalf of AT&T said...

Speaking of power couples - here's a link to a new online reality TV show that features MIA HAMM and NOMAR GARCIAPARRA in their manhattan beach home.

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