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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Oprah is the Most Powerful Celebrity in 2013

After second placement for two consecutive years, Oprah is back in number one position. By the way Madonna is rumored to be a billionaire now but unfortunately her older brother is a bum. Well according to the report the material girl had helped him many times while he was in rehab suffering from alcohol addiction. Let's get back to Oprah, although her income declined but other criteria has able to pull-up her up to number one position. 

Here is the news from about her:

Everyone should know this by now: Never count Oprah out. Despite business stumbles and an $88 million earnings drop since last year, Oprah Winfrey returns to the top of Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the most powerful celebrities after two years in second place. She leads a female-dominated top 10 that includes Lady Gaga, Beyonce, MadonnaTaylor Swift and Ellen DeGeneres.

Even without her eponymous daytime talk show, Winfrey made an estimated $77 million between June 2012 and June 2013, down from last year’s $165 million. While she wasn’t the highest earner on our list, her money, mixed with strong fame scores in metrics like press mentions and social networking power, pushed her to the top.
Winfrey remains a powerful force in Hollywood. Her Oprah Winfrey Network, once a drifting cable outpost that lost an estimated $330 million for parent company Discovery between 2008 and the end of 2012, is now a smoothish-running media machine that could turn a profit by the end of 2013.
Mistakes like Rose O’Donnell’s talk show? History. Nailing must-see viewing, like her two-night interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, is Winfrey’s focus now, as are scripted shows with help from fellow Celebrity 100 member Tyler Perry. In the near future, shows that don’t star Winfrey could become as much of a draw as her own programs. Winfrey also earns from an empire that includes her O magazine, talk shows from protégés like Rachael Ray and Dr. Phil, and a network on SiriusXM satellite radio.
Unlike most FORBES lists, which are based on earnings or net worth, our annual Celebrity 100 takes a stab at measuring that most ephemeral of riches: fame. Yes, we factor in celebrity earnings over the last 12 months, but we also tally how often each celebrity is mentioned in print and on TV, and gauge the strength of their Internet presence and how they’re viewed by a critical constituency: American consumers.
This year we added a marketability score (1-100) for each celebrity that was developed by Encino, Calif.-based market research firm E-Poll, based on opinion polling about 46 different attributes for 6,600 different celebrities. Will Smith, Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock are the most marketable celebrities on our list (Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James ranks dead last in that category).
For social networking strength, we worked with another new partner, Starcount, a Singapore-based company that measures impact across 11 social media platforms including Facebook FB -1.1%, Twitter, YouTube and Google GOOG -1.53% +. Each celebrity’s Starcount number gives a sense of how popular he or she is on the Internet.
Pop stars tend to do very well on this metric. Last year’s Celebrity 100 cover boy, Justin Bieber, has the most social networking power of the 100 celebrities on our list, followed by Rihanna and Lady Gaga.
Of course, because we’re FORBES, money carries the most weight in our rankings, and thanks to that Madonna is back on the Celeb 100–in fifth place–after two years off the list. Even though her newest album, MDNA, was a flop, the Material Girl still managed to rank as this year’s top earner thanks to a world tour that helped her rake in $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013.
Lady Gaga, who topped our list in 2011 and is often considered Madonna’s heir, ranks second despite cutting her tour short due to a hip injury. Gaga still managed to earn $80 million and get the second-most press mentions of anyone on our list (behind Rihanna). Gaga is also a master of social networking. Her Little Monsters hang on her every tweet, making her the third most successful social networker on our list.
Together with Beyonce (fourth,) Taylor Swift (sixth) and Ellen Degeneres (10th) women occupy six of the top 10 slots on this year’s list, down from seven last year. Overall, they landed 35 of 100 slots, about the same as last year.
The four men who crack the top 10 are director Steven Spielberg (third), rock band Bon Jovi (seventh), tennis player Roger Federer (eighth), and pop star Bieber (ninth).
Spielberg is up seven spots from last year, with estimated earnings of $100 million. The director was back in peak form with political biopic Lincoln. The film not only earned two Oscars, it also grossed a tidy $275 million at the global box office on a budget of $65 million. Spielberg’s TV work isn’t going quite as well, DreamWorks’ Smash was recently canceled by NBC. But he’s got several new shows in the works, including a small screen version of the popular video game, Halo.
Federer, the highest-ranked athlete on our list, is up 23 spots from last year thanks to the most impressive endorsement portfolio in sports. Ten sponsors collectively pay him more than $40 million annually. He’s also a press darling. Federer ranks seventh for celebrities with the most mentions in print.
Last year’s number one, Jennifer Lopez, falls to 12th place on our list this time around. With American Idol in her rearview mirror, Lopez just doesn’t carry the same buzz as a year ago, despite the ratings implosion of the show. No worries, though. She still managed to pull in $45 million from a major concert tour and endless endorsement work.


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Monday, January 31, 2011

Oprah Winfrey has a Sister

I just read last week that Oprah has a family secret. She said that she will reveal it in her show. Oprah who thought that her life is an open book but she got the bog shock in her life when she learned that she has a secret sister. Oprah tell it by herself because she doesn't want that the media will exploit this situation. Her sister Patricia was put up for adoption at birth but she longed for her foster mother. She spent much of her life in a foster care.

Here is the article about this news from CNN:

Oprah Winfrey revealed on her television show Monday morning that she has a half-sister she knew nothing about.
The sister, Patricia, had been kept a secret by Oprah's mother who put her up for adoption at birth.
"For the most part my life has been an open book," Oprah said. "I thought nothing could surprise me but I was wrong."
Winfrey said she chose to make the announcement herself so the media would not exploit it. Her sister, Patricia, spoke about being put up for adoption at birth, spent time in foster care and longed to be reunited with her foster mother.
By 17 she was a single mother, Patricia said, and six years later she had another child. When she was 20, she sought out information about her birth mother and then let it go until years later, Patricia said.
The agency contacted Patricia in 2007 with the news that her birth mother did not want to meet her on the same day she saw a local news story that had an interview with Oprah's mother which gave her information that matched up with what Patricia knew about her birth family.
"We realized that Oprah could be my sister," Patricia said.
Winfrey told her audience that it was true that Patricia was her sister. Patricia said she kept her family connection a secret after unsuccessfully trying to reach Oprah's mother, Vernita Lee.
Patricia tracked down Winfrey's niece who is the daughter of Oprah's other half-sister. The pair did a DNA test and it was revealed that they were indeed aunt and niece. That started the ball rolling with family members reaching out to Winfrey who eventually confirmed with her mother that the story was true.
Winfrey shared with the audience home video of her first meeting with her sister this past Thanksgiving Day when Winfrey and her partner Stedman Graham drove to Milwaukee to finally meet her sister.
Winfrey broke down a bit when expressing why she admires her half-sister so much. The talk show host said she has had so many people betray her since she became a celebrity and she was moved by the fact that Patricia kept the story secret.
"She never once thought to go to the press," Winfrey said. "She never once thought to sell this story."
Ironically, Winfrey also had another half-sister named Patricia who died in 2003. That sister was unable to overcome drug abuse and her resemblance to her new half-sister was noted often. Winfrey said she had placed that sister twice into rehab.
"For me, you are Pat on her very best day,” Winfrey said to her new half-sister. “You are who she wanted to be without the drugs.”
The pair sat down with their mother, Vernita Lee, and Oprah asked about her feelings learning about and being reunited with Patricia.
"I was so shocked to know that she was trying to get in touch with me," Lee said. "When I first heard about her, I wasn't afraid but I was a little leery."
Winfrey said she had an epiphany after leaving the meeting at her mother's house: that Lee has been unable to fully embrace her new daughter because she is still carrying the shame of what she had done.
"I would like to say to our mother, you can let that shame go," Winfrey said. "You can let that go."
Winfrey also said that she had a realization about her deceased sister Pat who had sold the story of Winfrey's out-of-wedlock pregnancy to the tabloids which caused a rift between them.
Winfrey said meeting her new half-sister helped her realize that her other sister going to the tabloids was actually beneficial.
"For the first time, I realized that was a gift to me," Winfrey said. "It was gift because it released me from my shame."
Winfrey asked Patricia what has been the most rewarding part of the journey for her.
"Getting my family," she said.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oprah is on top again in Celebrity Power List

Oprah Tops Power List
Oprah Winfrey is number one again beating number one last year Angelina Jolie. She regained her position in her fourth appearance in the top spot according to Forbes Magazine. Oprah Winfrey who is 56 earned 315 million dollars and expected to launch her own television channel. Anjelina Jolie by the way slipped to 18th spot.

Second placer is Beyonce Knowles who earned 87 million dollars with her fashion business and her growing entertainment business. Director James Cameron ranked third after his successful movie "Avatar" earned him 210 million dollars.

The rankings are based on income, over 12 months, web reference, press clippings, broadcast mentions and major magazine devoted to celebrities.

Fourth placer is Lady Gaga who earned 62 million dollars. Fifth is Tiger Wood, Sixth is Britney Spears while U2 is at 7th spot. Sandra Bullock who won best actress in Oscar is 8th placer from 92nd spot last year. She earned 56 million dollars. 9th placer is my favorite actor Johnny Depp. Completing the top ten spot is Madonna with 58 million dollars.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oprah Winfrey gives magazine staff $10,000 each Plus an iPad

Oprah Winfrey
The Multi-billionaire Oprah is known to be a kind hearted-woman who surprises everyone by giving gifts or donation is giving money and gifts to her staffs in O, her magazine. I always watched her show because I believed her cause which is to empower women around the world. In fact as a Filipino I am proud that she is the one who opened the career of Charice.

Here is the news taken from Reuters:

NEW YORK – Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey has given staff at her magazine $10,000 each and an Apple iPad, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
"As a thank you for their hard work and dedication, Oprah Winfrey surprised the staff of O, The Oprah Magazine with an Apple iPad and a check for $10,000, to commemorate the magazine's 10th anniversary," a magazine spokeswoman said.
The total number of staff members who received the gifts was not made immediately available.

The popular U.S. television talk show host plans to end "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2011 after 25 years to set up her own cable TV network.
The top-rated daytime show is broadcast from Chicago on ABC television stations across the United States and in more than 140 countries. It has helped Winfrey amass a fortune estimated by Forbes magazine at $2.3 billion.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Oprah Winfrey is the most Generous Celebrity

Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful woman in United States and the highest paid celebrity too. She is also a Billionaire but aside from that she is the most generous celebrity in the United States donation $50.2 Million last year. This is the second time in a row that she tops this survey. Her donation is for health care, education, advocacy for women and children around the world. Oprah is the best!

The second most generous celebrity is Herp Alpert, a trumpeter and co-founder of AM Records. I think he is the guy who who had a duet with Lani Hall in "Come What May", my favorite song. He spent $13 Million in education. Barbra Straisand my favorite singer is third with $11 Millions for environment, women's issues, civil rights, AIDS research, and advocacy.

Fourth Place is Paul Newman with $10 Million and the fifth is Mel Gebson my favorite actor donated $9.9 Million. Whoa that a lot of money! I think Brad and Angelina Jolie are also generous people and I think they are in the list somewhere down.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Oprah tops the powerful Celebrity list according to Forbes

Oprah tops the list for the second time as the most powerful celebrity according to Forbes Magazine. Second slot goes to Tiger Wood, a golf icon. The rating is base on the past 12 months income and popularity like press clipping, Internet references, broadcast mentions and etc.

The black Hostess is very famous in her noon time show called "Oprah" but according to survey her popularity slipped when she support Obama who ran for president in the USA. According to Reverend Manning, the white wives who loved to watch her felt betray when she support Obama, a black guy. Manning even said that she is a Lesbian while Obama is a closet gay. Angelina Jolie is in the third spot. She is the wife of Brad Pitt. She is very popular today because of charity works they are doing with her live-in partner. Donating money to charity which aim is to help less fortunate children around the Globe.

Here are the top ten out of top 100 celebrities that the Forbes Magazine Listed:
1.0 Oprah
2.0 Tiger Wood
3.0 Angelina Jolie
4.0 Beyonce Knowles
5.0 David Beckham
6.0 Johnny Depp
7.0 Jay-Z
8.0 The Police
9.0 J.K. Rowling
10.0 Brad Pitt

I hope to see Nicole Kidman in the top ten rank.

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