Special Report

50 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment

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Taylor Swift
> Job: Singer
> Age: 29
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 12,348,862

Taylor Swift has had a hugely successful music career all before reaching 30 years of age. Seventy-seven of Swift’s songs have reached the Billboard Hot 100, including five No. 1 hits. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, she is the third best-selling musician of all time, based on digital singles sales.

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Lady Gaga
> Job: Singer, actor
> Age: 32
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 16,064,611

Singer and songwriter Lady Gaga has had 30 songs reach the Billboard Hot 100, including the No. 1 hits “Born This Way,” “Just Dance,” and “Poker Face.” Gaga recently turned her talents to acting, starring in the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born,” for which she received the Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.

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Priyanka Chopra
> Job: Actress
> Age: 36
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 16,918,001

Born in Jamshedpur, India, Priyanka Chopra won the titles of Miss India and Miss World before transitioning to the world of film, where she became a popular Bollywood actress. Chopra also starred as Alex Parrish in the popular ABC series “Quantico,” the “Baywatch” movie, and the recent satirical romcom “Isn’t It Romantic.”

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Donna Langley
> Job: Chairman, Universal Pictures
> Age: 51
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 24,794

Donna Langley is the chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. Langley oversees “global production, marketing and distribution for Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures International, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Focus Features and DreamWorks Animation,” according to Universal Pictures. Langley has played an integral part in the success of multiple franchises, including the Fast & Furious, Jurassic World, and the Bourne series. Langley also helped found the anti-sexual harassment movement Time’s Up.

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Dana Walden
> Job: Chairman, Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment
> Age: 54
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 42,167

Formerly the chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, Dana Walden became the chairman of Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment following Disney’s acquisition of the majority of 21st Century Fox. Walden oversees ABC, Disney’s streaming services; Hulu and Freeform, and four studio labels — 20th Century Fox TV, Fox 21 TV Studios, ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios.