Oprah tops Forbes' Most Influential Celebrities list

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey (Credit: Oprah Winfrey (Getty Images))

Talk show or not, Oprah Winfrey's still the queen.

The media magnate topped Forbes' new Most Influential Celebrities list, beating out mega directors Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese for the top spot.

The magazine's survey, which was conducted by E-Poll Research, found that 48% of people think Winfrey is the most influential star out there, and that her most notable attribute is "compassion."

Scorsese, who is third on the list, is the only native New Yorker on there, though several have residences here.

Also in the top five are Ron Howard and George Lucas.

Barbara Walters, TV doctor Mehmet Oz, Bono, Suze Orman and Clint Eastwood round out the 10-person list.

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