There should be no shocker here, but for the second year in a row, Oprah Winfrey had topped Forbes Most Influential Celeb list!
Signing off on her talk show did nothing to diminish her influence, apparently. The magazine reports that their E-Poll Research says that 48% of people ranked Winfrey at the top of their influential list. It’s down one point from the previous year, but hey, she still is the Queen.
Forbes also cites that Oprah’s OWN network is gaining steadily due to the talk show maven landing big name interviews like the two-part special she did with Lance Armstrong, where he talked about his drug use. Those interviews alone drew in 28 million viewers around the world. Pretty impressive.
And her prime-time ratings at the network are up 17% this year!