Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé And Shonda Rhimes Make Forbes’ List Of Most Powerful Women In Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé And Shonda Rhimes Make Forbes’ List Of Most Powerful Women In Entertainment

Forbes released its 2018 list of the most powerful women in entertainment, revealing that some of our faves like Oprah Winfrey and Beyoncé, made the top 10.

Topping the list, unsurprisingly was Oprah Winfrey, who has been an influential mainstay in the world of entertainment for years. Beyoncé comes in at No. 6, as one of few musicians on the list. She was highlighted for her groundbreaking Vogue cover, shot by the youngest and first African-American photographer Tyler Mitchel, and her iconic Coachella performance.

Shonda Rhimes, with her trailblazing Netflix deal, comes in at a strong No. 12. Forbes described her multi-million-dollar deal with the streaming platform as a move that “cemented her place at the forefront of entertainment’s digital future—and pioneered Netflix’s handsome producer paydays.”

And Serena Williams came in at a respectable 14th place, having enjoyed a big year following her return to the tennis circuit after giving birth to daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

Here’s the full list of Media and Entertainment power women:

1. Oprah Winfrey, Media mogul

2. Shari Redstone, Vice Chair, CBS & Viacom

3. Bonnie Hammer, Chair, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment

4. Donna Langley, Chair, Universal Pictures

5. Anna Wintour, Artistic Director, Conde Nast

6. Beyoncé, Singer

7. Dana Walden, Chairman, Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment

8. Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian

9. Taylor Swift, Singer

10. Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist

11. Kathleen Kennedy, President, Lucasfilm

12. Shonda Rhimes, Showrunner

13. Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

14. Serena Williams, Tennis player

15. Shobhana Bhartia, Chair, HT Media

16. Priyanka Chopra, Actress

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