Courtesy of Forbes.com
It looks like giving up her syndicated talk show wasnâ€™t such a big deal after all. Almost two years after she ended the program, Oprah Winfrey is still the most influential celebrity in America.
According to E-Poll Research, 48% of people surveyed rate Winfrey as influential. Thatâ€™s down only one point from last year when she also topped the list of Most Influential Celebrities. Ratings at Oprahâ€™s OWN network are starting to creep up thanks to big â€œgetâ€ interviews like her recent special in which she grilled Lance Armstrong about his drug use. The two-part show drew 28 million viewers around the world. Prime-time ratings at the network are up 17% already this year, according to Nielsen.
Read more on Oprah and see who else made the list here.