Hollywood's No. 1 women

December 5, 2008 12:20:37 PM PST
Oprah Winfrey tops The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 list, an annual ranking of the most influential women in the entertainment industry.

The chairman of Harpo Inc. was selected "based on her dizzying array of Oprah-branded media and her immense cultural influence," editor-in-chief Elizabeth Guider said in a statement Friday.

The Hollywood Reporter also ranks the industry's highest-paid actresses each year. Angelina Jolie is No. 1, commanding more than $15 million a movie, followed by Julia Roberts and last year's top earner, Reese Witherspoon.

The honorees were chosen by Hollywood Reporter editors, based on overall media influence and ability to greenlight projects. The actresses were ranked by asking-price salary.


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