Celebs Who Carry a Big Stick

Oprah, Bono and Michael Jordan are among the most influential celebs
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Nov 4, 2007 5:58 AM CST
Bono attends a hearing in Capitol Hill. His influence goes way beyond the recording studio.   (Getty Images (by Event))
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(Newser) – Oprah is not just the queen of daytime talk shows. With her wide-ranging cultural, political and philanthropic interests, she's also the most influential celebrity in a new poll from E-Poll Market Research, Forbes reports. The top celeb honchos:

  1. Oprah Winfrey
  2. Bono
  3. Michael Jordan

  1. Sir Paul McCartney
  2. Michael J. Fox/Robert Redford (tie)
  3. Angelina Jolie/Lance Armstrong (tie)
  4. Sean "Diddy" Combs/Tiger Woods (tie)
  5. Mel Gibson
  6. Jon Stewart
  7. George Clooney