Forbes magazine just released its Celebrity 100 list and it’s slim pickings for tribe members in the top ten, a fact that should debunk that myth about Jews controlling Hollywood and the media.
The highest-ranking Jewish celeb is Steven Spielberg who brought up the rear of the list at number 10. However, there are a host of famous Jewish actors, celebs, and entertainers, including Simon Cowell (#18), Howard Stern (#30), Jerry Bruckheimer (#39), Adam Sandler (#57), Jerry Seinfeld (#64), Ben Stiller (#72), and Sarah Jessica Parker (#86).
Jennifer Lopez tops the list at number one, followed by Oprah (#2), Justin Bieber (#3), Rihanna (#4), and Lady Gaga (who rounds out the top five after spending this last year in the top spot).
The Forbes celebrity-power list is based on the slightly unscientific parameters of fame and money. Forbes describes “fame” as “media visibility in print, television, radio and online, plus social media power, which we measure by looking at each celebrity’s presence on Facebook and Twitter.”
Spielberg was recently in the news for non-celebrity reasons when family patriarch Arnold Meyer Spielberg was honored with the Inspiration Award by the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute.
Maybe if Steven stopped caring so much about improving world, he’d climb up past number 10 on the List?