Ellen DeGeneres Tops Out Magazine’s Power 50 List

Apr 16, 2014 12:21pm
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Thanks to her recent gig as host of the 2014 Academy Awards, Ellen DeGeneres has regained the top spot in Out magazine’s Power 50 List of the 50 most influential LGBT voices in American culture.

The magazine, which released its 8th annual list Tuesday, also cited the talk host shattering her show’s 10-year ratings record with the episode that followed her Oscar hosting gig, which, itself, brought in the best ratings for the Academy Awards since 2004. DeGeneres’ star-studded Oscar selfie nearly shut down Twitter on its way to becoming the most retweeted picture ever.

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Rounding out the Top 10 are Bravo host Andy Cohen, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy, actor Neil Patrick Harris, Apple CEO Tim Cook, football player Michael Sam and “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts.

Newcomers to the list include billionaire Jennifer Pritzker (No. 23), the granddaughter to the founder of the Hyatt hotel chain, who is the first transgender woman to make the list.

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Other notable rookies include news anchor Don Lemon (No. 27), actress Ellen Page (No. 29), basketball player Brittney Griner (No. 31) and People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle (No. 33).

 

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