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Stephenie Meyer: Now A Forbes Most Powerful Celebrity

June 3rd, 2009 at 6:56 pm by Kaleb Nation

stephenie-meyerWe all know how much of a success Stephenie Meyer’s TWILIGHT SAGA has been: but just how big of a franchise have the books and films actually become in the sense of solid statistics and fame? Today, FORBES.com released their annual list of The Celebrity 100: and Stephenie Meyer has made her first appearance!

Coming in at Number 26, Stephenie is sandwiched between Simon Cowell (#25) and Roger Federer (#27) as one of the most powerful celebrities of 2008. According to the Forbes website, the Twilight film grossed over $70 million in the opening weekend, with Stephenie selling over 29 million books (about $50 million in sales) in 2008 alone!

On the list, Stephenie also beat out such huge international names like Barack Obama (#49), David Beckham (#28), Tom Hanks (#39), Ryan Seacrest (#44)… and even Miley Cyrus (#29)! How’s that for a successful Twilight-filled year?

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30 Responses

  1. Kathy

    Wow. Talk about the power of following your dreams….or in this case writing them down. Nice going, Steph.

  2. Jessicah

    Go Stephenie! 😀

  3. Ember P

    Awesome!! That's really, really cool! 😀

  4. bluemoonlight156

    WOW! The power of Twilight! lol

  5. Hailey

    the twilight saga movies and stuff will be record breaking i bet and that might motivate her to continue her book

  6. Chantel

    Thats awesome. I am so happy for her. She really deserves it

  7. Ethan

    wow. All from a dream too. 🙂

  8. Justin

    lol it would be awesome if she passed up oprah, or the new #1, Angelina Jolie.

  9. Meghan O

    That's soooo awesome!! Good for her!!

  10. Laura Graves

    Get it, Stephanie!

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  12. KadeeElise

    of course! stephenie is AMAZING!

  13. Abby

    woot woot!
    go stephenie!
    of course twilight beat out the others you listed, twilight is capable of spanning many age demographics, while the others are not (miley cyrus is not going to get older fans, and young girls aren't exactly politically informed)

  14. inzaratha

    That is wonderful!

  15. Angelique

    wow! that blows my mind!

  16. Get_at_me_Rob

    Very impressive. =D

  17. Rebecca

    Thats cool

  18. paige

    oh my that is cool cant wate to see if she makes any other lists
    hope she is motavated to continue her book am dieng to read it

  19. iloveEdwardnTaylor!!!

    that is soo awesome!
    im happy for her.. since the twilight saga became famous there have been a lot of vampire books around.
    && of course she beat those other authors, she is amazing!!!!!

  20. Natalie

    Ha ha ha!!! Go, Stephenie!! She beat out all those ridiculous people! If she didn't I would be very sad! Take THAT Stephen King for saying that she was a terrible writer. Look who's better now!!

  21. becky

    woah, she's higher on the list than the president? haha
    go Stephenie!

  22. Poppy

    Wait Stephen King Said Sh Was A Bad Writer! :O:O:O

    Wooooooooooo Go Stephanie! Im So Proud. :L

  23. Sarazeen

    Go Stephenie!!! Way to go!!! Go TWILIGHT!!! *sigh* I'm ADDICTED to the Saga. Mom got so tired of the books last night she swore she'll throw them out. lol. i'm hiding them now…GO STEPHMEYER!!!

  24. Sarazeen

    Go Stephenie!!! Way to go!!! Go TWILIGHT!!! *sigh* I'm ADDICTED to the Saga. Mom got so tired of the books last night she swore she'll throw them out. lol. i'm hiding them now…GO STEPHMEYER!!!

  25. Jessica_pointer

    i think you books are asom .be exsekting some thing in the mail siephine

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