Sanjay Gupta among Forbes' 10 'Most Influential Celebrities'

By Arun Kumar

Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Noted Indian American physician-TV presenter Sanjay Gupta figures among Forbes' 10 "Most Influential Celebrities" with famed Hollywood director Steven Spielberg narrowly edging out television show host Oprah Winfrey for the top spot.

"The CNN personality was almost named US surgeon general in 2009, but withdrew his name when it looked like too many members of congress would oppose his appointment," the US business magazine said, ranking Gupta eighth in its latest list with a 40 percent Influential Rating.