And that’s according to the Guinness Book of World Records! Angelina Jolie is the Most Powerful Actress while Brad Pitt is the Most Powerful Actor!! The Wanted actress jointly held the title with Jennifer Aniston last year while Brad ended Tom Cruise’s four-year reign as the Most Powerful Actor. In the Guinness World Records 2009 Edition, a new proprietary rating system was calculated based on a 12-month matrix of Google, Yahoo and Factiva searches (Angelina Jolie topped of course); IMDBPro news stories and “Star Meter” readings, as well as Forbes earnings and Celebdaq share price, at the time of press.
Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief of Guinness World Records, explains: “In previous editions, we’ve bestowed celebrity records based on rankings from websites such as Forbes. Given the obvious interest in entertainment categories we decided to establish our own rating system comprising data from multiple trusted sources for Guinness World Records 2009 to use going forward.” Congratulations Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt! ^_^