Anne Sweeney Tops List of Hollyweird's Most Powerful Women; Oprah Fails to Crack Top 10
Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney has once again topped The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. According to the trade paper's website, the women on the list are picked by the magazine's editors based on reputation (general standing within the entertainment community, in addition to achievements), revenue that was created for the companies they oversee, number of employees, impact and influence within the television and film industries, valuation of assets, reputation and ability to get projects greenlighted.
Sweeney has held the number one spot on list for three years in a row. In 2009, she shared the top spot with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal, who came second place this time around. This year, sans her juggernaut talk show and with her cable channel OWN struggling, Oprah Winfrey didn't crack the top 10.