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Taylor Swift and Lenny Henry fly high on Guardian's U.K. media power list

Pop star Taylor Swift, music mogul Simon Cowell, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and British comedian Lenny Henry have been ranked among the most powerful figures in the U.K. media.

The 2014 MediaGuardian 100 poll, compiled by editors at the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, features those who boast the most pulling power and have had the biggest impact on national art, advertising, technology and journalism in the past year.


Google co-founder Larry Page tops the new survey, followed by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook at two and three, respectively, but actor-turned-diversity campaigner Henry is the highest-ranked star at eight.


Swift crashes in at 10 and becomes the highest woman on the list, while British music executive and TV mogul Cowell places at number 18.


Further down the list, outspoken comedian and political commentator Russell Brand is at 37, actor Benedict Cumberbatch ranks at 50 and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes is at 58.


Director David Lynch (67) and Girls creator and star Lena Dunham (92) also feature, while Kanye West's wife Kim Kardashian just makes the cut at 100.


The new U.K. list has been released on the same day Swift was named to Time magazine's shortlist for the coveted Person of the Year title.