Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 04, 2013
Celebrity Business Analyst commented today on Oprah taking the top spot on Forbes’s annual list of the most powerful celebrities. On June 29, The Washington Post reported that Oprah Winfrey was the top celebrity on this year’s 100-person list after being a runner-up for the last two years. The article also highlighted the fact that Oprah made it to the number one spot even though she was not the highest-paid celebrity in 2012.
Celebrity Business Analyst realizes that celebrities do wield a certain amount of power in today’s society. "They tell people what to buy, what to watch, who to vote for," says the site’s editor. "They also lead by example—sometimes good, sometimes bad—and are often chosen as ambassadors for certain charities. Seeing Oprah at the top of this year’s list makes sense. She has been consistently influential for many years and has held a place on Forbes’s list every year since 1999."
Though Oprah was named the most powerful celebrity, at $77 million between June 2012 and 2013, she wasn’t the highest paid. That spot went to Madonna, who made $125 million. "But money isn’t everything," states Celebrity Business Analyst. "Oprah is wildly influential on television, the news media, and in social media. Most of all, Oprah is interested in teaching people how to live well. She strives to be an example in philanthropic, educational, and inspirational efforts. This makes her popular with a wide variety of demographics, giving her sway over a very diverse population."
Through her talk show, Oprah has had an impact on millions of people watching through their satellite tv provider. Though the former talk show hostess may not have regular television appearances anymore, she still has a television network called OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) as well as production and print companies.
Celebrity Business Analyst applauds Oprah Winfrey on her accomplishment and hopes that she will endeavor to wield her power for the bettering of other people’s lives. Seeing Ms. Winfrey at the top of the list despite not being the highest paid celebrity this year compels Celebrity Business Analyst to support the notion that, while it helps, money isn’t everything when it comes to influence and power.
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