Ellen DeGeneres and Caitlyn Jenner Among Celebs on Out's 2016 Power List

Find out who else made the cut this year

By Corinne Heller Apr 14, 2016 7:34 PMTags
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Ellen DeGeneresCaitlyn Jenner and Tim Cook have all landed spots on Out magazine's 10th annual Power List of 50 "most influential LGBT people in American culture," which was released Thursday.

The Apple CEO, 55, and talk show host, 58, came in at No. 1 and No. 2 for the second year in a row. They had also been placed in the same positions in 2013 and switched places in 2014. This year, Out touted Cook for having "vocally supported diversity, most recently donating iPads and Macs in 29 states as part of a $100 million commitment to improve technology in public schools with minority students."

As for DeGeneres, the LGBT magazine said, "a highlight of the latest season of her talk show...was when she confronted Caitlyn Jenner on the former Olympian's gay marriage views, an exchange that prompted a shift in Jenner's position." Out also noted her title role in Disney's Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory.

Jenner herself makes her debut on Out's Power List this year. The 66-year-old Olympian and star of the E! docu-series I Am Cait is No. 8.

"By coming out in April last year, Jenner became the world's most famous transgender person," Out stated. "She set a world Twitter record by amassing a million followers in four hours, received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards, and starred in the E! docu-series I Am Cait."

Other newcomers include The Matrix directors Lana Wachowski, 50, and Lilly Wachowski, 48, who came in at No. 22. The latter came out publicly in early March as a transgender woman. Lana did so in 2012.

Kate McKinnon, 32, star of SNL and the new Ghostbusters, also made the cut for the first time this year, coming in at No. 31.

Other celebs who made Out's Power List in 2015 and also made the cut this year are MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow, 43, who remains at No. 3, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, 48, who jumped one spot to No. 4, Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, 50, who moved up six spots to No. 5, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen, 47, who jumped three spots to No. 7, Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto, 38, who moved up three spots to No. 14.

YouTube star Tyler Oakley, 27, is No. 48 this year and was a runner-up in 2015. Neil Patrick Harris, 42, came in at No. 17. He was absent from Out's 2015 list but placed seventh on its roster in 2014.