339961She is wealthy. She is clever. She is gorgeous. That make Angelina Jolie is the no.1 powerful celebrity of the world now.

Thanks to the release of some best-seller movies and a never-ending sea of media news, Angelina Jolie has triumph over Oprah Winfrey to the top 100 Powerful Celebrity of year 2009. Forbes’ yearly ranking of the world’s mega famous.

Oprah Winfrey falls to the no. 2 of the top 100 powerful celebrity. The media maven has received US$275 million in the 12 months, making Oprah as the top earner. Although viewership for Oprah daily talk fest, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” keep on to erode. Oprah Winfrey earnings still not changed from last year. In addition to Oprah Winfrey’s monthly magazine, Oprah has a 3 year, US$55 million contract with XM Satellite Radio. In the beginning of next year, the self-made billionaire will turn out the lifestyle-themed her Network in corporation with Discovery Communications.

In 1 year filled with humbling bank mistakes and aggressive swings of the stock market, the earning power of the 2009 Celebrity 100 still impressively resilient. The collective earnings of the year 2009 list totaled US$4.1 billion, up slightly from year 2008 US$4 billion haul.

The main reason celebrities are keep making huge money is because lot of stars are locked with the long-term show and the endorsement contracts. If the US economy does not improve, wait for the recession to take up to the A-list of next year.

The Top 100 Powerful Celebrity, which includes movie and tv models, actors, athletes, chefs, musicians, and authors, is a determine of entertainment related earnings and media visibility (contract in print, radio , television and online). The estimates of earnings consist of before tax income between June 2008 and June 2009. Management, agent, and attorney fees are not deducted.