Powerful Brad Pitt
Couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been named the most powerful people in Hollywood by the Guinness Book of World Records 2009
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been named the most powerful people in Hollywood.
Brad toppled Tom Cruise's four-year reign as Most Powerful Actor, whereas Angelina claimed the title of Most Powerful Actress, after tying with Brad's former wife Jennifer Aniston for the title in 2008 in the list compiled by Guinness Book of World Records 2009.
Guinness calculated the 'Most Powerful' records through its own system which takes into account internet searches, press stories and earnings.
Brad, 44, and Angelina, 33, recently sold the first pictures of their newborn twins - Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon, born in July - for a reported £7 million, the highest amount ever paid for a set of exclusive baby photos. They have said they will donate the money to charity.
Also in the 2009 edition of Guinness's definitive trivia title, US pop singer Britney Spears continued her comeback by replacing Paris Hilton as the most searched for individual on the internet.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson is named the highest earning actor, with the 68 films he has appeared in taking £4.1 billion at the box office. The team of actor Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton is named the most lucrative Hollywood partnership, grossing £550 million from the six films they have worked on together.
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