The most powerful woman in the entertainment world


Jessica Merlos

Wednesday 8 December 2021 • 05:30

A total of 14 women, among the 100 strongest women in the world, are included in the Entertainment category announced yesterday by Forbes.

23 – Oprah Winfrey

He has transitioned from his famous talk show, spanning over 25 years, to a business and media empire.

31- Red Stone Shari

She is president of CBS’ Viacom media empire and the first woman to have a major stake in the US media business, controlling a $30 billion media empire.

50- Dana Walden

President of Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment after Disney bought most of 21st Century Fox for $71.3 billion.
Walden runs 20th Century Fox TV, ABC Studios, Freeform Network, ABC’s television station, ABC Entertainment, and several other divisions.

54- Jennifer Salke

Director of Broadcasting at Amazon Studios.

56- Donna Langley

President of the Universal Film Entertainment Group. Under his leadership, the company surpassed $4 billion at the global box office in 2018 for the second time in its 105-year history.


61- Suzanna Scott

In 2018, Scott became Fox News’ first female CEO.
Scott oversees many of Fox’s linear and digital platforms, including his news channel, Fox Business Network, Fox News Books, and recently launched Fox Weather.

63- Ann Sarnoff

President and CEO of Warner Media Studios and Networks Group and oversees the content-focused team at WarnerMedia, including Warner Bros. Pictures Group, HBO and HBO Max, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT, and Warner Bros. Television Group.

68- Rihanna

The cosmetics company, which he co-owns with French luxury retailer LVMH, generated more than $550 million in revenue in 2020.
She also owns a 30% stake in the Savage x Fenty lingerie line, which raised the money at a $1 billion valuation in February 2021.

74- Reese Witherspoon

Founder of production company Pacific Standard who later partnered with Otter Media to launch Hello Sunshine, which focuses on women-driven stories.

76- Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce’s On The Run II stadium tour with husband Jay-Z grossed about $5 million per night, for a total of over $250 million.
In April announced a new partnership with Adidas to relaunch its line of sportswear.

78- Taylor Swift

This year he started releasing his previous music records to reclaim his rights. Red (Taylor’s Version) became the 10th album to reach number 1 on the Billboard 200.
He has used his fame to spur political action, calling on fans to support the Equality Act with his 2019 single “You Need To Calm Down.”

Laura Sisk, Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner accept the Album of the Year award for ‘Folklore’ on stage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021. AFP

80- Ava DuVernay

Filmmaker, producer and director DuVernay is the first black woman to be nominated by the Academy for director in the feature film category. She was the first woman of color to direct the $100 million film, Disney’s 2018 fantasy adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time.”

85- Serena Williams

The tennis star has nearly 20 corporate partners, and his career prize of $94 million is double what any other athlete has won.
He owns about 0.5% of the Miami Dolphins.

98- Mo Abudu

In 2006, Abudu started Ebony Live TV, a network that now broadcasts in over 49 countries in Africa, as well as the UK and the Caribbean.
Over the years, Ebony live TV has closed major partnership deals with Sony Pictures Television, AMC Networks, and Netflix.

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