Ellen DeGeneres Named Most Powerful Gay Celebrity


Ellen DeGeneres has ranked No.1 on OUT Magazine’s power list, making her the most powerful and influential gay celebrity.


The list, which ranks the top 50 most powerful LGBT celebrities, also included Jane Lynch, Glee creator Ryan Murphy, Laverne Cox, Frank Ocean, Ellen Page, Neil Patrick Harris and fashion designer Tom Ford.

The talk show host and comedienne was no. 2 last year, but has returned to the top of the list this year, just beating out Apple CEO Tim Cook to the top spot.

OUT.com says, “Everybody loves Ellen, and that’s one of the reasons she’s regained the top spot.

“In March,The Ellen DeGeneres Show shattered its own 10-year ratings record in the episode that immediately followed her Academy Awards hosting gig, which also gave the awards its best ratings since 2004. And her star-studded Oscars selfie almost shut down Twitter when the pic became the most retweeted ever.”

According to Forbes, Ellen has a net worth of over $56 million (€40.5 million) and her talk show has a daily viewership of 10.5 million people worldwide.

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