After being displaced by singers, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez in the year 2011 and 2012, billionaire talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey is back to number one spot on Forbes' 2013 most powerful celebrities.

The 59 year-old who's topped the list four times since 1999 is being credited with $77 million (£50m) earnings between June 2012 and June 2013. Forbes writer, Dorothy Pomerantz asserts that she still weilds an enormous amount of power.

"She is taking this cable network and turning it around just through the sheer force of her will, her connections and her ability." She added

For the 2013 compilation, Forbes looked into celebrity's earnings on income from tours, books, contracts, endorsements, movies and residuals etc and how they appeared in the media using different polls.


1) Oprah Winfrey $77m

2) Lady Gaga $80m

3) Steven Spielberg $100m

4) Beyonce $53m

5) Madonna $125m

6) Taylor Swift $55m

7) Jon Bon Jovi $79m

8) Roger Federer $71m

9) Justin Bieber $58m

10) Ellen DeGeneres $56m

11) Hugh Jackman $55m

12) Jennifer Lopez $45m

13) Rihanna $43m

14) Coldplay $64m

15) Tiger Woods $78m

16) LeBron James $60m

17) Simon Cowell $95m

18) Katy Perry $39m

19) David Beckham $47m

20) Robert Downey Jnr $75m