Eight of Top 10 Highest-Regarded Celebrities Are African-American

Barack Obama Knocks Tom Hanks From Top Spot

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The Davie Brown Index is an independently conducted survey that brand marketers and advertising agencies use to determine a celebrity's ability to influence consumer brand affinities and affect purchasing decisions. Barack Obama has knocked Tom Hanks out of the No. 1 spot. Not only that, but eight of the top 10 highest-regarded public personalities in America are African-Americans: After Messrs. Obama and Hanks, the list is rounded out by Will Smith (No. 3); Michael Jordan (No. 4); Morgan Freeman (No. 5); Denzel Washington (No. 7); Michelle Obama (No. 8); Oprah Winfrey (No. 9) and Tiger Woods (No. 10). (READ MORE)
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