Hugh Jackman not only made his debut on the Forbes Most Powerful Celebrities list this year — he actually ranks number one among his acting peers! On the top 100 list, he places a solid #11, behind (in order) Oprah, Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg, Beyonce, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Roger Federer, and Ellen Degeneres.
According to NY Daily News, Hugh took the #11 spot because of his social media presence. Robert Downey Jr. – second among Most Powerful Actors – sits pretty at #20 despite making $20 million more than Hugh because he isn’t on any social media websites. Leonardo DiCaprio is the third most powerful actor, coming in just behind RDJ at #21. As for the actresses, Angelia Jolie was first (#41 on the Celebrities list), followed by Jennifer Lawrence (#49) and Jennifer Aniston (#64).
Check out Hugh’s stats, courtesy of Forbes:
#11 Celebrity 100
#29 in Money
#32 in TV/Radio
#27 in Press
#32 in Social
#14 in Marketability
Singing, dancing, acting, getting ripped to kick some bad guy’s butt, it’s all in a day’s work for Jackman. The actor, who is maybe best known for playing Wolverine in the many X-Men movies, showed last year that he can also move audiences to tears. As Jean Valjean in Les Miserables he scored an Oscar nomination and helped the musical earn $438 million on a budget of $61 million. Jackman is also a budding entrepreneur. His Laughing Man coffee and tea company donates all profits to charity.