Johnny Depp ranked #9 on this year’s Forbes Celebrity 100, the magazine’s listing of the world’s most powerful celebrities, and tops their list of the most powerful actors. “Depp zooms close to the top of our list this year thanks to his work as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s 3-D update of Alice in Wonderland. The Disney film has grossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, making Depp the only actor to headline two $1 billion films,” notes Forbes. One caveat about this list: Forbes has a formula for determining “power” that includes money earned from projects and also mentions on television, radio, Internet, and print media, so their rankings reward notoriety as well as hard work. This year’s top ten “most powerful” celebrities are Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce Knowles, James Cameron, Lady Gaga, Tiger Woods, Britney Spears, U2, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, and Madonna.
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