Hollywood star and human rights campaigner, Angelina Jolie, is the world’s most powerful celebrity in the annual list compiled by business magazine Forbes.
Forbes’ Celebrity 100 power rankings are based on a combination of earning power and media exposure.
Jolie’s 27 million dollars earnings in the past year included a 14 million dollars magazine deal for exclusive rights to the first pictures of the couple’s twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, who were born in August.
Jolie’s husband Brad Pitt is ranked in ninth place, one spot behind his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston.
“In addition to nearly doubling her earnings in the past year, Angelina Jolie is the most famous star on the planet. She is in the dialogue of popular culture nearly every day – for her acting, for her relationship with Brad Pitt, for her children and for her philanthropic endeavours. All of this exposure leads to an extremely powerful celebrity brand,” Forbes stated in its citation.