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Steven Spielberg Knocks Oprah Winfrey Off Forbes Most Influential Celebrities No. 1 Spot for 2014



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2014 has barely begun, but Forbes has released its list of the most influential celebrities for the year.

Hollywood director/producer Steven Spielberg claims the number 1 spot, knocking off last year’s top ranker media mogul Oprah Winfrey to the number 2 spot.

Steven rose to the top because of his 2013 movie – Lincoln, which earned 12 Academy Award nominations, and racked in over $275 Million at the box office. According to Forbes, his amazing “story telling skills” helped him.

Forbes was able to determine the influential rating through a poll. Steven Spielberg scored 47%, while Oprah scored 45%. That is 4% less than last year when she was number 1.

The list s filled with more directors including Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and George Lucas.
The Full List

  1. Steven Spielberg – 47%
  2. Oprah Winfrey – 45%
  3. George Lucas – 43%
  4. Ron Howard – 41%
  5. Martin Scorsese – 40%
  6. Dr. Mehmet Oz – 40%
  7. Barbara Walters – 37%
  8. Bono – 37%
  9. Stan Lee – 37%
  10. Rush Limbaugh – 36%

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  1. Turi

    January 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I give Miss Winfrey some time, she’s gonna kick Spielberg to the curb (LOL). Congratulations though, i couldnt stand the movie Lincoln, but i guess Americans appreciate their history.

    • Anon

      January 23, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Not just Americans. If you appreciate history you’d like Lincoln.

  2. Blessmyheart

    January 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Am I the only one who thought Lincoln was terribly boring?

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