Vanity Fair’s annual New Establishment List is out and the usual suspects are represented with some mild surprises. The ”wily” Rupert Murdoch remains at number one for his ”cunning” $5 billion Dow Jones deal. Oprah Winfrey, who rated 21 in the recent Forbes list of the most powerful women in the world, was number 14 on the VF List (Last year she was number 9).
Barry Diller and CFDA President Diane Von Furstenberg power couple their way into the number 15 spot. Dick Parsons slipped seven spots, from 11th to 18th this year. Les Moonves comes in at number 25. Roger Ailes — whose FNB secured channel 43 — is number 58 on the VF list. And Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, a new entry, is number 68.
The largest surprise was Sumner Redstone, who went from number 30 last year, to number 70 this year. Better order a double dose of that secret elixir, Sumner.