oprah winfrey forbes most influential celebrities gi Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes' most influential celebrities list once again

Forbes has released their annual list of the most influential celebrities, and once again Oprah Winfrey lands at the top. That’s hardly a surprise, but there are definitely a couple interesting standouts on the list.
One person who made the cut is actually a protege of Winfrey. Dr. Mehmet Oz, star of “The Dr. Oz Show,” makes the list at number six, ranking higher than the likes of Barbara WaltersBono, and Clint Eastwood. Of the people surveyed, 40% find Oz influential, only 8% less than Winfrey.
Another surprise on the list is TV host and financial guru Suze Orman, making an appearance at number nine. Orman, who has had her own show on CNBC for over a decade, received a 37% influential rating. One more interesting factoid is the number of film directors on the list. Joining Eastwood are Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, and Ron Howard.
The top 10 most influential celebrities are as follows:
1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Steven Spielberg
3. Martin Scorsese
4. Ron Howard
5. George Lucas
6. Dr. Mehmet Oz
7. Barbara Walters
8. Bono
9. Suze Orman
10. Clint Eastwood

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