Eleven entertainers made Forbes’ 2015 list of The World’s Most Powerful Women, with Oprah Winfrey leading the pack at #12. The television titan is this year’s “top ranking billionaire,” with a net worth of $3 billion.
Trailing behind is Beyoncé at #21, while Conde Nast artistic director Anna Wintour ranked highest in the media sector at No. 28.
Forbes says its rankings, released Tuesday, are based on “money, media momentum, spheres of influence and impact.”
Daytime host Ellen DeGeneres (#50) and “Modern Family” actress Sofía Vergara (#57) represented television stars. Among the “celebrity role models” singled out for their humanitarian efforts are Angelina Jolie at #54 and Shakira at #81.
In the category of businesswomen who run billion-dollar media entities — NBCUniversal Cable chief Bonnie Hammer came in at #52. Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley took the #58 spot and Fox Television Group chair Dana Walden was #74.
At 25 years old, Taylor Swift is the youngest member of the list at #64.
In case you were wondering who Forbes crowned the World’s Most Powerful Woman, that would be German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came in at #2. Melinda Gates, Janet Yellen, Mary Barra, Christine Lagarde, Dilma Rousseff, Sheryl Sandberg, Susan Wojcicki and Michelle Obama round out the top ten.
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