100 Most Powerful Celebrities 2009: Pacquiao is #57

Philippines' very own boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, who in the last year has defeated three bigtime boxers such as David Diaz, Oscar dela Hoya and Ricky Hatton, has landed on Forbes' annual "100 Most Powerful Celebrities" list.

For the period June 2008-June 2009, Manny Pacquiao is ranked 57th Most Powerful Celebrity in the world, beating other famous celebs such as Meryl Streep (#64), Daniel Radcliffe (#70), Reese Witherspoon (#71), Nicole Kidman (#74), Mr. Pinay Mail-Order-Bride Alec Baldwin (#91), Steve Carell (#93) and many more.

Aside from Pacquiao, other athletes in the "Most Powerful" list are Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant, who are both in the Top 10, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Roger Federer, David Beckham, Jeff Gordon, Derek Jeter, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic and Danica Patrick.

Dela Hoya of course is nowhere to be found on the list.

Pacquiao, who earlier has been named one of the most influential people for 2009 by TIME Magazine, is the only full-blooded Filipino to make it in the prestigious list.

According to Forbes, Manny had 40 million dollar payout in the last 12 months.

"Widely regarded at the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, Pacquiao had two blockbuster fights in the past year: He took on Oscar De La Hoya in December and Ricky Hatton in May. Pac-Man is a huge celebrity in his home of the Philippines and plans to run for political office there once his days in the ring are over. Counts Nike and beer maker San Miguel among his sponsors."

Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Celebs list was measured on power based on money and fame. The official ranking was the average result of a celeb's ranking in four areas: Pay Rank, Web Rank, Press Rank and TV/Radio Rank.

Pacquiao's pay rank is 36, web rank: 55, press rank: 59 and tv/radio rank: 80.

That means, his earnings of $40 million has been ranked 36th in the world for the last 12 months.

US President Barack Obama has topped the web, press, TV and radio rankings, but is ranked the least when it comes to his pay rank. (He's #49 over-all)

Oprah Winfrey, who was the most powerful celeb in 2007 and 2008, has bowed down to #2 and gave way to Angelina Jolie, who's now the new most powerful and influential celebrity in the world.

Here's the complete list of Forbes Celebrity 100: Most Powerful Celebrities for 2009:

1 Angelina Jolie
2 Oprah Winfrey
3 Madonna
4 Beyonce Knowles
5 Tiger Woods
6 Bruce Springsteen
7 Steven Spielberg
8 Jennifer Aniston
9 Brad Pitt
10 Kobe Bryant
11 Will Smith
12 Dr. Phil McGraw
13 Britney Spears
14 David Letterman
15 Coldplay
16 Adam Sandler
17 Harrison Ford
18 Michael Jordan
19 LeBron James
20 Tom Cruise
21 Bon Jovi
22 Donald Trump
23 Rush Limbaugh
24 George Lucas
25 Simon Cowell
26 Stephenie Meyer
27 Roger Federer
28 David Beckham
29 Miley Cyrus
30 Tyler Perry
31 Kenny Chesney
32 Jay-Z
33 Clint Eastwood
34 Howard Stern
35 Sean (Diddy) Combs
36 Phil Mickelson
37 Jerry Seinfeld
38 Dave Matthews Band
39 Tom Hanks
40 Ellen DeGeneres
41 Eddie Murphy
42 Rascal Flatts
43 Jay Leno
44 Ryan Seacrest
45 Nicolas Cage
46 Kanye West
47 AC/DC
48 George Clooney
49 Barack Obama
50 50 Cent
51 Brian Grazer/Ron Howard
52 Kimi Raikkonen
53 Jerry Bruckheimer
54 Chris Rock
55 Ronaldinho
56 Jim Carrey
57 Manny Pacquiao
58 Sarah Jessica Parker
59 Toby Keith
60 Jonas Brothers
61 James Patterson
62 Kevin Garnett
63 Jeff Gordon
64 Meryl Streep
65 Larry David
66 Derek Jeter
67 Serena Williams
68 Stephen King
69 Taylor Swift
70 Daniel Radcliffe
71 Reese Witherspoon
72 Gisele Bundchen
73 Cameron Diaz
74 Nicole Kidman
75 Carrie Underwood
76 Maria Sharapova
77 Venus Williams
78 Heidi Klum
79 Rachael Ray
80 David Copperfield
81 Glenn Beck
82 Katherine Heigl
83 Jon Stewart
84 Jeff Dunham
85 Anne Hathaway
86 Tina Fey
87 Drew Barrymore
88 Charlie Sheen
89 Eva Longoria Parker
90 Ana Ivanovic
91 Alec Baldwin
92 Sandra Bullock
93 Steve Carell
94 Hugh Laurie
95 Wolfgang Puck
96 Penn & Teller
97 Kate Moss
98 Mariska Hargitay
99 Jennifer Love Hewitt
100 Danica Patrick

Previous #1 most powerful celebs:
2008 - Oprah Winfrey
2007 - Oprah Winfrey
2006 - Tom Cruise
2005 - Oprah Winfrey
2004 - Mel Gibson
2003 - Jennifer Aniston
2002 - Britney Spears
2001 - Tom Cruise
2000 - Julia Roberts
1999 - Michael Jordan

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, Mykiru.ph has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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