Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey reigns supreme among celebrities, according to Forbes magazine's power rankings of the top 100 celebrities released on Thursday.
Winfrey moved up from No. 3 in 2004 to supplant “Passion of the Christ” director Mel Gibson at the top of the list. Golf star Tiger Woods held on to his runner-up position and Gibson slid into third place.
The Forbes power rankings give the most weight to a celebrity's earnings over the past 12 months, but also factor in popularity standards including Internet presence, press clippings, magazine cover stories and mentions on TV and radio， Forbes said.
Winfrey, who draws 30 million viewers weekly in the United States and whose talk show reaches 112 countries， raked in $225 million to rank second in celebrity riches.
Gibson, buoyed by DVD sales of “Passion,” earned $185 million, while Woods made $87 million from his golf and endorsement deals.
George Lucas, director/producer of the “Star Wars” movies, was fourth on the power list and topped the money table with $290 million made over the past 12 months.
Rounding out the top 10 were basketball star Shaquille O'Neal in fifth place, followed by film director/producer Steven Spielberg, actor Johnny Depp, pop music stars Madonna and Elton John and actor Tom Cruise.