Oprah Winfrey Tops Forbes List of “Most Influential Celebrities”

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey’s list of career accomplishments keeps growing.  For the second year in a row, the iconic television host and philanthropist is number one on the Forbes’ list of most influential celebrities.

Snagging the 2013 No 1. Spot with 48 percent of people rating her as “influential,” Winfrey tops the list which includes several of  Hollywood’s elite like Steven Spielberg (No. 2), Barbara Walters (No. 8) and Clint Eastwood (No. 10).

Winfrey’s reign over the media world has lasted for decades. After she ended her 25-year-run on  The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2011, the mogul started her TV empire O.W.N., the Oprah Winfrey Network.

She’s had an eventful year on the network thus far with big-name and highly-rated television interviews like her sit-down with controversial cyclist Lance Armstrong and a chat with  Beyoncé before her big HBO documentary premiere.

Despite her career change, Winfrey is down only one point from last year’s rating and her “prime-time” ratings at OWN are up 17 percent according to Nielsen.

Click here to read the full Forbes list.

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