Forbes Celebrity 100 Topped By Oprah
June 15, 2007 at 11:53 AM (PT)
FORBES MAGAZINE's annual "CELEBRITY 100" list of the richest and most powerful people in show biz is out, and many radio and music industry related figures are featured, including talk show host, media mogul, and XM SATELLITE RADIO "OPRAH AND FRIENDS" proprietor OPRAH WINFREY at the top of the list. Ranked third is MADONNA, with the ROLLING STONES in fourth, ELTON JOHN seventh, JAY-Z ninth, HOWARD STERN in 13th, JON BON JOVI at 18th, CELINE DION 20th, SIMON COWELL 21st, and U2 22nd.
In the second 25 are hip-hop star 50 CENT (32nd), singer JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (34th), PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS' RUSH LIMBAUGH (36th), country vocalist TIM MCGRAW (37th), and hip-hop impresario SEAN (DIDDY) COMBS (43rd).
Also on the list: actor/singer WILL SMITH at 57th, singer/actress JESSICA SIMPSON at 60th, actress/singer HILARY DUFF at 72nd, "THE VIEW" host and SIRIUS personality BARBARA WALTERS at 75th, KIIS/LOS ANGELES morning man and "AMERICAN IDOL" and E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION host RYAN SEACREST at 76th, and WJR-A/DETROIT's MITCH ALBOM at 96th.
The list includes components for pay, web popularity, press mentions in LEXIS/NEXIS, TV and radio mentions from FACTIVA, and magazine cover appearances.