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Instead of ranking the most powerful celebrities in the world by wealth or earnings during the year, this unique Forbes list ranks the most powerful celebrities in the world in terms of their press exposure. Interestingly, neither the top-earning celebrity of 2011 nor the most-powerful celebrity from 2011 ranked at the top of this list.

For the year ending in May 2011, professional tennis player Roger Federer aced the course in press mentions and comes in ranked at the top of the most powerful celebrity in terms of publicity. While pop star and most powerful person of the year Lady Gaga came in second, athletes certainly ruled this list.

Fellow tennis star Rafael Nadal, soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo, golfer Tiger Woods and NBA star LeBron James made up the remainder of the top six. It wasn't until the seventh spot on the list where another non-sports star appeared. That celebrity, Oprah Winfrey, ranked the highest for television and radio presence, but was outdone for press mentions.

Regardless of their media exposure was good or bad, these celebrities were in the headlines the most during the year. That old saying about any press being good press is certainly true here.

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Roger Federer age 35

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Lady Gaga age 31

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Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Rafael Nadal age 30

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Cristiano Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Tiger Woods age 41

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
LeBron James age 32

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Oprah Winfrey age 63

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Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Justin Bieber age 23

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Lionel Messi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Lionel Messi age 29

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
U2

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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
David Beckham age 41

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Kobe Bryant age 38

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Katy Perry age 32

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Simon Cowell age 57

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Elton John age 70

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Johnny Depp age 53

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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Dwyane Wade age 35

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Brad Pitt age 53

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Muse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Tom Brady age 39

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Venus Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Eminem age 44

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Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Black Eyed Peas

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Jay-Z age 47

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Cameron Diaz age 44

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Julia Roberts age 48

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James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
James Cameron age 62

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Donald Trump age 70

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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Glenn Beck age 53

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Derek Jeter age 42

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Taylor Swift age 27

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings
Kanye West age 39

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Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Christopher Nolan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings

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David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Power List Of 100 Popular Celebrities: Press Survey Rankings