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Angelina Jolie

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It seems Angelina Jolie really is on her way to world domination. Not only is she an Oscar-winning actress, a UN ambassador, one-half of the world's most beautiful couple and has a brood of gorgeous children but now Angie can add the accolade of being the most powerful celebrity on the planet to her lengthy list of achievements.

The actress has claimed the number one spot on Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 list, ousting Oprah Winfrey (who has topped the list for the last two years) despite earning just one tenth of the talk show host's salary.

Forbes senior editor, Matthew Miller, says: "In addition to nearly doubling her earnings in the past year, from £9million to £16million, Angelina Jolie is the most famous star on the planet. She is in the dialogue of popular culture nearly every day - for her acting, for her relationship with Brad Pitt, for her children and for her philanthropic endeavours."

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The news of her most recent success comes just as Angelina celebrates her 34th birthday today. Happy birthday, Ange!