There are a number of ways to judge the influence celebrities have; whether it’s how many hit singles a musician has, millions an actor earned in a film or how many followers on social media. But endorsements have been a big indicator and having name from past success linked with new products, albums, films and television shows can be quite powerful.
The 10 are among the most influential with the perfect blend of wealth and fame to give them the most influential power in the world.
10) Steven Spielberg
Having had a hand in producing andor directing some of the highest grossing films in history, Spielberg has been linked to recent hits like Lincoln, which earned more than $225 million. He has also been involved in various television projects, but the big screen is where he makes the biggest impact.
9) Tom Cruise
Just about everything this actor has appeared in has been a big hit. Sure, he’s known for that awkward moment on Oprah’s couch where he professed how much he loved Katie Holmes, with critics saying he was done after the low returns on Mission Impossible 3, but he has since come out with the film’s latest chapter “Ghost Protocol.”