Apple CEO Tim Cook heads 'Power 50' list with Ellen DeGeneres in 2nd place

Apple CEO Tim Cook and daytime talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres remained the two most powerful LGBTI people as they topped Out magazine’s ‘Power 50’ list for the second year in a row.

The magazine for the 10th year has ranked the most influential LGBTI people in American culture.

Rounding out the top five are MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow in third place in a repeat of last year, CNN host Anderson Cooper in fourth and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy in fifth.

Cooper gets bragging rights over his best friend, Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen, who was ranked seventh.

Caitlyn Jenner, who came out as transgender a year ago, makes the list for the first time behind Cohen at number eight.

Also new to the list is Sense8 and Matrix franchise director Lilly Wachowski who came out as transgender just last month.

She is ranked 22nd along with sister Lana Wachowski who is also transgender.

The annual list has never shied away from including people who have never publicly declared that they are gay or bisexual.

This year, that list includes entertainment executive Barry Diller (12th) and Fox News anchor Shepard Smith (24th).

The magazine featured both Cooper and Jodie Foster on the cover of its 2008 Power 50 cover years before either of them came out publicly.

This has been reposted from Gay Star News.