Coldplay were named the most powerful Brits in a new survey published by Forbes magazine Wednesday. They arrived on the list this year with a debut at the 15th spot, following a sold-out world tour and a smash hit album Viva la Vida or Death and all his Friends.
The top ranking is based on income over the past 12 months as well as web references, press clippings, broadcast mentions and major magazine covers devoted to the celebrity, Forbes said.
Superstar actress and humanitarian advocate Angelina Jolie has unseated talkshow diva Oprah Winfrey as the world's most powerful celebrity. Oscar winner Jolie, 33, one half of the Hollywood golden couple dubbed Brangelina with Brad Pitt, earned $US27 million ($32.89 million) between June 2008 and June 2009. Her earnings and "famous face," Forbes said, were enough to dethrone media maven Winfrey, who earned $US275 million. Jolie, who came in third last year, is known for balancing her movie career and work as a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency with her ever-growing six-child family with Pitt.
More discussion on Coldplay's inclusion is at the Coldplay forum here onwards [thanks mimixxx]
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