Forbes dropped a list of the Women who matter the most across the world this week, with the top 100 most powerful women. They are politicians, CEOs, bankers, cultural icons, billionaires and entrepreneurs. Take a look at the full list after the jump.
1st Lady Michelle Obama & Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey pictured above
Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2k11
1. Oprah Winfrey, media mogul, owner of OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
estimated earnings: $315 million
2. Tyler Perry, director/producer
estimated earnings: $125 million
3. Tiger Woods, pro golfer
estimated earnings: $105 million
4. Beyonce’, singer, actress, entertainer
estimated earnings: $87 million
Beyonce(#2) and Oprah(#1) pictured above
#1 Oprah Winfrey (Media Mogul) Pay: $315 million
News that this coming season of The Oprah Winfrey Show will be her last helped the self-made billionaire gain more media attention than any other member of the Celebrity 100. Her Harpo production company, which sparked the careers of Dr. Phil, Rachel Ray and Dr. Oz, will introduce interior designer Nate Berkus this fall. Months later, the list’s top-earner will add the lifestyle-themed Oprah Winfrey Network in partnership with Discovery Communications to her media empire.
#2 Beyonce (Musician) Pay: $87 million
One half of the most famous couple in hip-hop, Beyoncé continues to expand her business empire beyond music. Endorsement deals with companies ranging from Nintendo to L’Oreal and her growing House of Dereon fashion line bring in millions of dollars per year on top of the $86 million she grossed from a 93-stop world tour.
#3 James Cameron (director/producer) Pay: $210 million
As the director of the highest grossing film of all time, Cameron is definitely “king of the world.” Avatar has earned $2.7 billion at the box office alone and has changed the way Hollywood makes films. In the near future almost every studio blockbuster will be released in 3-D. Cameron is already at work on Avatar 2.
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