Forbes Celebrity List 2006 Review
Article discussing the Forbes celebrity 100 list for 2006.
Includes a list of the top 10 most powerful celebrities for the year.
The Forbes Celebrity list for 2006 has been released by the Forbes
business magazine. Their annual list of the top 100 celebrities
has the star of Mission Impossible and "War of the Worlds",
Tom Cruise at the top of the rankings. The actor has jumped on
the couch of Oprah Winfrey proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes
and now has a daughter with her. His estimated pay for the year
was $67 million.
The Celebrities 100 list is not just measured by the earning power
of each celebrity, but also by a number of factors devised by
Forbes to measure the overall power and/or popularity of them.
Some factors include the number of times the celebrity was searched
for online, how many times they have appeared on the cover of
popular magazines, and the number of stories that have been printed
about them in the media.
The top ten was filled with household names mostly from the film,
television, or music industry. The few from other industries in
the top ten included the radio talkshow host Howard Stern, the
golfer Tiger Woods, and the author of the popular "Da Vinci
Code" book Dan Brown.
Break-ups, marriages, births, and controversies of any kind helped
many of the top one hundred celebrities in 2006. Tied in 35th
position were Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, while their
love interest or ex-love interest Brad Pitt is in position 20
The youngest listing on the Celebrity power list is the professional
golfer Michelle Wie in 74th position. The young sixteen year old
earned an estimated $17 million with the help of high profile
endorsement deals from companies like Nike and Sony.
Boxer Muhammad Ali sold the rights to his name and likeness for
an estimated $50 million and made it to an impressive thirteenth
on the list. The three-time heavyweight champion earned about
$55 million this year, which is up from his usual $4 to $7 million.
Top Ten Most Powerful Celebrities Ranked by Forbes
Cruise - Famous
Stones - Rock Group
Winfrey - Talkshow Host
- U2 -
Woods - Famous
Spielberg - Movie Director
Stern - Shock-Jock Radio Host
Cent - Famous
of The Sopranos - Hit Television Series about the Mafia
- Dan Brown
- Famous Fiction Author
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