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Out 'Power 50': Media Figures Who Topped The List (PHOTOS)

Posted: 04/27/2012 2:10 pm Updated: 04/27/2012 2:10 pm

Out Power List

Out Magazine released its annual "Power 50" list on Friday, which included some of the media industry's most notable figures.

The magazine measured individuals power based on their ability "to influence the way others live -- either through their public personas, politics, or wealth -- and affect cultural and social attitudes."

Topping the list as the second most powerful gay person in America was talk show host Ellen Degeneres. Cable news favorites including MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, CNN's Anderson Cooper and Fox News' Shepard Smith were also ranked within the top ten, placing in the fifth, sixth, and ninth respective spots. Both Cooper and Smith, along with Newsweek/The Daily Beast owner Barry Diller, who placed eighth, have not commented publicly about their sexuality.

To see more, including Perez Hilton, Don Lemon, Suze Orman and more, click over to Out magazine's "Power 50" list.

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  • 2. Ellen DeGeneres

  • 5. Rachel Maddow

  • 6. Anderson Cooper

  • 8. Barry Diller

  • 9. Shepard Smith

  • 10. Andy Cohen

  • 15. Harvey Levin (TMZ)

  • 16. Matt Drudge

  • 17. Chris Hughes (New Republic)

  • 19. David Geffen

  • 22. Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone)

  • 25. Suze Orman

  • 28. Andrew Sullivan

  • 31. Martha Nelson (Time Inc.)

  • 36. Nick Denton (Gawker)

Filed by Rebecca Shapiro  |