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The World's Most Powerful Celebrities of 2010


Forbes List of Top Ten Celebrities 2010

1 Oprah Winfrey
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An American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history.She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century,the greatest black philanthropist in American history,and was once the world's only black billionaire.She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.


2 Beyonce Knowles
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Knowles became the first female to be awarded the International Artist Award at the American Music Awards. At the 2008 World Music Awards, Knowles was honored the legend award for Outstanding Contribution To The Arts.Knowles was the lead vocalist of one of the world's best selling female groups of all time Destiny's Child.Her d├ębut album was listed as one of the top 200 Definitive albums in music history by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She was one of a few artist of her generation to be mentioned on that list.Knowles has many different wax figures, including at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

3 James Cameron


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Cameron's directorial efforts have grossed approximately US$2 billion in North America and US$6 billion worldwide.Without adjusting for inflation, Cameron's Titanic and Avatar are the two highest-grossing films of all time at $1.8 billion and $2.7 billion respectively.In terms of worldwide gross, he is the second-highest grossing director of all time, behind Steven Spielberg.

4 Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga, is an American pop singer. She began performing in the rock music scene of New York City's Lower East Side in 2003.Gaga was chosen as of one the "10 Most Fascinating People of 2009" by Barbara Walters during Walters' annual ABC News special
5 Tiger Woods
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Woods is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Formerly the World No. 1, he is the highest-paid professional athlete in the world, having earned an estimated $90.5 million from winnings and endorsements in 2010.Woods has won 14 professional major golf championships, the second highest of any male player,71 PGA Tour events, third all time.He has more career major wins and career PGA Tour wins than any other active golfer. He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam,Woods has held the number one position in the world rankings for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record ten times
#6 Britney Spears
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Spears has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists.According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the eighth top-selling female artist in the United States, with 32 million certified albums. Spears is also recognized as the best-selling female artist of the first decade of the 21st century, as well as the fifth overall.She was ranked the 8th Artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard.

U2
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The world's biggest rock band, U2 launched a massive world tour in 2009 that has brought in more than $311 million in gross box office receipts. Each tour stop brings in $10 million in gross ticket sales. Add in lucrative merchandise sales, heavy radio play and a steady-selling back catalog, and they have the highest-earning band on the planet.

8 Sandra Bullock


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As of 2009, Bullock's films have grossed over $3.1 billion worldwide.According to The Numbers, her total domestic gross stands at $1.7 billion, placing her among the Top 100 Stars at the Box Office.With two hit movies (The Proposal and The Blind Side) and an Oscar win, Bullock should have been sitting on top of the world. She is financially. With $56 million she's the highest-earning actress.

9 Johnny Depp


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Is an American actor and musician known for his portrayals of offbeat, eccentric characters.Films featuring Depp have grossed over $2.6 billion at the United States box office and over $6 billion worldwide.Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Screen Actors Guild Awards four times and Golden Globe Awards eight times, Depp won the Best Actor Awards from the Golden Globes for his role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and from the Screen Actors Guild for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

10 Madonna
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Madonna is an American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur.Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second top-selling female artist in the United States, behind Barbra Streisand, with 64 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Madonna at number two, behind only The Beatles, on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of the Billboard chart. She was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the same year. Considered to be one of the most influential figures in contemporary music, Madonna is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry

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