A new poll puts the pop princess on top..

Britney Spears is the most powerful celebrity on the planet, according to a new magazine poll.

The annual Forbes Global Celebrity 100 list puts the pop princess at the top with earnings of £26million ($39.2million) for last year. The list is compiled taking into account media coverage, earnings and website downloads. It claims Britney Spears had nearly a million web hits, appeared on the cover of ten major magazines and appeared on TV or radio 373 times. She was at Number Four last year.

Golf hero Tiger Woods was at two on the business magazine’s list, edging ahead of Steven Spielberg andMadonna.

There are few British entries high on the list, though Irish supergroup Ozzy Osbourne sneak in at Number Five, thanks largely to the success of their ‘Elevation’ tour.

Sir Elton John is named at number 25 ahead of Eric Clapton at 52 and [a][/a], on the back of the soaring success of his MTV show, comes in at 85.