Oprah Tops Forbes “Most Influential” Celebrities List

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By Daniel Gates



Oprah Winfrey is the most influential celebrity in America, according to Forbes.

The magazine has posted yet another of its famous lists, with the talk show legend topping the ranking of the 10 most “influential” famous people.

Four directors — Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, Ron Howard, and George Lucas — round out the top five spots.

How did Forbes determine who’s “influential”?

The outlet used E-Poll Research, which “ranks more than 7,500 celebrities on 46 different personality attributes” based on survey data.

48% of the people surveyed rated Winfrey as “influential,” while also assigning her the notable attribute of “compassionate.”

See the Top 10 Most Influential Celebrities below!


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