Oprah Winfrey Is The Most Powerful Woman In Entertainment
Let’s face it, Oprah Winfrey is the ultimate queen of TV.
And she’s unsurprisingly taking the reigns once more as she’s been voted one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry.
The Hollywood Reporter have released their second annual ranking of the 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment.
And the talk show host as made the top ten, coming in at number 9 on the highly-coveted list.
With an impressive transformation from talk show host to being CEO of her very own TV channel – the Oprah Winfrey Network – there’s no surprise that she’s one of the industry’s biggest influencers.
THR have described her as a “self-made billionaire” with “unparalleled power”, and we can totally see why.
But even at 63-years old, there is no slowing Winfrey down.
The last twelve months has seen Oprah take the lead in Greenleaf, showcased on her channel OWN.
She also took the leading role in HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
She’s lined up to become a contributor to Sunday night news show 60 minutes as of fall this year.
The Hollywood legend will go back to her days of being the one to ask the questions, as well as continuing her acting career.
Winfrey was one of the only women in the business to fall into the top 10.
Shari Redstone, the vice chair-woman of CBS, came in at sixth place, joint with Robert Bakish, the president of Viacom Inc.
But topping the 2017 annual ranking is none other than Walt Disney chairman, Bob Iger.
And with huge hits such as Beauty and the Beast grossing over $1.2 billion, it’s no surprise that the Disney power man comes out on top.
Coincidently, Winfrey told THR that if she could swap jobs with anyone in Hollywood she’d choose Bob Iger.
She even referred to him as the “CEO of Happiness”.
Winfrey could soon rise up the rankings though, with her channel OWN enjoying its most-watched year yet.
The influential star has previously shared her best advice for becoming powerful, saying,
The only power that lasts is authentic power; using your personality to serve your soul.