The Ability to Influence Distinguishes the Celebrities Who Have Power, the 5 most powerful celebrities in the world can influence their admirers and other business partners in a manner that cannot be duplicated by other celebrities. The daily actions of these individuals are monitored intensely by their followers and their individual skills are so great that their business partners understand that it is these individuals who are in charge of their businesses and direction, not those who pay them.
The 5 most powerful celebrities in the world are Oprah, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles and Taylor Swift. My list is very controversial as I have left out several very powerful people such as George Clooney, Jay Leno, Ellen Degeneres, Kanye West and Justin Bieber. However, the names listed above are considered the most powerful celebrities in the world because they are guaranteed money makers whose words can result in action throughout the world. In addition, these individuals are instantly identifiable worldwide. Let’s start with the most powerful celebrity in the world, Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey – The Most Powerful Celebrity in the World
This woman is one of the few people who influences individuals worldwide on a daily basis. Her personal talk show is seen throughout the world and whatever she says is deemed as “the gospel” and must be followed immediately. When Oprah decided to interview Lance Armstrong, the racing bicyclist who used illegal substances to compete in the Tour de France the interview became one of the most viewed interviews in the world. People who did not care about bike racing all of sudden felt the need to talk about it because Oprah had him on her show.
What Oprah discusses on television is considered important and that tells you how powerful she is. She is the queen of daytime television as she has several of the top daytime talk show hosts under contract as part of her television network. Oprah, through her television network in many respects influences the minds of an incredible number of people throughout the world either directly through her show or through the words of the television hosts whom she has under contract. When a celebrity can influence the way a person thinks, cooks and even votes you are a powerful celebrity.
Number 2 – Lady Gaga – The Untouchable
Lady Gaga is one of the few celebrities on this list who seems impervious to criticism and is an untouchable. She is a very talented singer and musical artist and this combined with her ability to create and control her own image has created a large and loyal following of people that has turned her into a powerful celebrity. Her musical followers have made her the second most powerful celebrity in the world. Her willingness to promote herself through all the social network and entertainment mediums whether it be YouTube or Twitter has ensured that she is known to all her followers and can influence merely by one tweet or YouTube interview or recording.
Number 3: Jay-Z – Hip Hop/Rap Music King and Business Mogul
Jay-Z is one of the most powerful celebrities in the world. His influence can be found throughout hip-hop music, business and professional sports. There is no question that he is without question the most recognizable rapper in the world. He may not be the best rapper anymore but there is no hip-hop/rap musical performer who is more respected or followed than Jay-Z. His music always finds its way to the top of the musical charts all over the world. Businesses race to his door to have him advertise products on their behalf. He has been a part owner of a professional basketball team and now is moving into the management of professional athletes.
Jay-Z is making the transition into becoming a music mogul and business mogul and he travels around the world to make sure that his influence can be felt in almost every corner of the world. Whether one travels to Eastern Europe or the West Indies or even China there is one certainty and that is you can listen to Jay-Z’s music and the young people follow his direction. When an individual can impact people throughout the world with their music then it is without question that they are powerful.
Number 4: Beyonce Knowles – The Woman With the Midas Touch
Beyonce Knowles is a box-office guarantee. When she releases an album it goes number one. She has been able to control her image and turn herself into a media darling and this although she is a good singer but not a great one. What Beyonce has been able to do is become a great entertainer with her singing and dancing that reaches every corner of the globe. Her image is carefully controlled and managed by her and she has not allowed herself to become over-saturated.
Beyonce is powerful because she can literally tell a record company or advertiser that she will guarantee that they will make money when she releases an album or endorses their product and they have to capitulate. She has created an image that has no blemishes and as such to many companies and parents, she is the golden girl. She represents a very positive, untarnished image for young women and in doing so she makes her business partners look very good and appealing to all.
Number 5 – Taylor Swift – The Swifties Say it All
There are very few people in the world who possess the musical ability of Taylor Swift. Like Lady Gaga and Beyonce, her musical ability and success is beyond question. No one can dispute that people find her music very appealing. However, its her connection with fans through the various social mediums and her songs that have made her incredibly popular.
Young girls throughout the world look at her as their representative because they feel they can relate to her. When she goes through a breakup and she sings about the individual in her songs, young girls worldwide feel as if she is talking for them or about them. Her musical success and the content of her songs has developed a loyal following that has made her a dominant business force.
Taylor Swift’s social network followers brought the clothing giant Abercrombie & Finch down to its knees for having the audacity to consider selling a shirt that made fun of Taylor Swift. Her followers did the same to actor Michael J. Fox for his criticism of her singing songs about her past boyfriends. The influence of this young woman is incredible when you consider how people, business and media individuals are unwilling to consider criticizing her for fear of how it can impact their sales and public persona.
The five most powerful celebrities in the world each is very successful financially but more importantly, they can inspire action, are followed worldwide. When an individual can impact people in every part of the world than they should be considered as incredibly powerful and each of the five people mentioned above meet this criteria.
Anna Brady is a senior writer at Eko Entertainment magazine, her interest spans across several sectors that include technology and Social Media.
I am going to have a bit of a rant! Well more than a bit of one actually. I am sick of living in a world that is so dominated by advertising and product endorsement that brands are rammed down my throat wherever I look. Television broadcasts are punctuated by advertisements and preceded by sponsorship slots. I have to endure some 30 minutes of ads and trailers before I can watch a movie at the cinema. Football pitches are surrounded by advertising hoardings and the players shirts covered in sponsor’s logos and I can’t choose a fragrance without Justin Bieber or Beyonce telling me what I should smell like!
Basically this is how it is. Big corporations have the financial clout to market their products to within an inch of their lives with the result that the little guys get buried. We have all become so brand conscious that only the big names can survive on the high street meaning that all high streets and malls are now the same. It doesn’t matter if you are shopping in Madrid or Manilla you will find the same shops selling the same things. Somehow we have arrived at a point where being seen in the right brand is all important. Bugger originality or personal statement what you must wear to preserve your self-respect is Hollister or Armani. Never mind if it actually suits you or if you even like it. People probably think they really like the goods that are thrust before them but do they really or have their subconscious states been assaulted to the point that they simply believe they do? I often wonder what would happen if a selection of products were to be placed in front of people with the brand names removed. What would people choose then if they were only using their personal taste and judgement?
Ask anyone if they would buy something because a celebrity had endorsed it and they will say no but the real answer is yes. Somewhere deep in the grey matter our thought processes are altered and we do respond positively to the images we see. Why else would Justin Bieber’s fragrance experience an explosion of sales? We can’t smell it through the TV! Thankfully it would appear that we are not all so suggestible that we will buy anything simply because a famous face pushes it. Industry figures suggest that celebrity endorsed fragrances sell in proportion to the behavior of the endorser. An untimely fall from grace can seriously dent sales and so our subconscious states do have some discrimination. It is all about choosing the right celeb to front your product and so Hugo Boss have clearly made a great choice in the wholesome Gwyneth Paltrow for their fragrance whereas Nike have had a bit of a nightmare of late with their choices of Lance Armstrong and Oscar Pistorius! But were Nike seriously damaged or don’t we care when it comes to sporting goods?
I am so sick of the constant bombardment that I now watch all television programs from recordings in order to avoid the ads. I don’t really enjoy shopping any more as everywhere I go I am presented with the same things. Many of the top brands are simply peddling goods at premium prices that the products themselves simply do not justify and why? Well to fund the advertising of course!
Article by Sally Stacey who is having a serious rebellion against marketing!
If laughter truly is the best medicine then these hilarious books are not to be missed. Cancer can be a difficult topic to discuss, and as a friend it may be hard to think of an appropriate get well present for a breast cancer patient. The books listed below use humor to tackle one of the toughest situations in life. Not only are they great to give for those diagnosed with breast cancer, but can be informative and uplifting for those who love and care for breast cancer patients.
One woman’s experience with breast cancer in her forties told in graphic novel form complete with black and white drawings and loads of laugh out loud moments. Some find the graphics a bit amateur in terms of drawing skill, but her writing style definitely makes up for it. Readers praise her ability to tackle even the toughest cancer issues with humor and an ability to make one feel less alone in those moments.
Who could imagine that there is actually more than one graphic novel cancer memoir? Trend or not that is yet to be seen, but Marchetto’s account is a full color graphic novel. She works as a cartoonist for both Glamour and the New Yorker so it is no surprise that readers love, love, love her cartoon take on getting breast cancer right before her wedding. Spoiler alert, there is a triumphant outcome so the humorous tale comes complete with a happy ending for those needing a more uplifting read. Overall it is about a 40-something woman living the life and finally getting ready to walk down the aisle when breast cancer throws things for a loop.
Subtitled I’d Rather be Having a Mid-Life Crisis this book is as much about a woman’s typical challenges with marriage, motherhood, and the what ifs that pop up during mid-life. Some have criticized this book because cancer is only a marginal part of the story, but those tackling breast cancer might enjoy reading about one woman who continued on facing life without letting cancer dominate very inch of it.
It is based on the author’s column “Bare-Breasted Mama,” which is celebrated for its frank, witty, and laugh out loud funny style.
The British Ms. Day is rather unhappy with life at 39 when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. As she writes with great humor and personal reflection about refusing chemotherapy and going through reconstruction, she delves many personal details about her unhappy childhood, leaving her husband during this time and finally achieving her dream career. A cancer survivor who is now living out her fantasy of being a comedian, cabaret singer, and a published writer this books promises big laughs and amazing triumphs.
As the title suggests this is the book for those who love a good dose of sarcasm and find their smart ass friends endearing. Norton cracks readers up as she details her journey with breast cancer by pairing it with humorous insights into her kooky mix of family and friends. Her rants against receiving multiple copies of Lance Armstrong’s book and strong language might alienate some readers, but lovers of black humor will find this helpful dose of comedy leaves them wanting to read more from this author.
Woman tackling breast cancer as either a patient or supporter of a patient find solace in reading about those who have gone before them in tackling the ugly “c” word. The way in which these ladies write about their personal experiences with such humor and wit, while never forgetting that life’s other challenges do not stop simply because of cancer, is relatable and comforting at the same time. When in doubt a good dose of humor certainly never hurts.
Jamie Pratt is a contributing writer for The Breast Cancer Society, Inc. — a comprehensive resource guide covering breast cancer information, facts, statistics and other pertinent information. Learn more about their cause and join the community that has already helped thousands of breast cancer patients and survivors.