#6. Ellen Degeneres – Producer , January 26, 1958 (age 59)
A comedian, actor, author and TV host, she continues to be one of the leading advocates for LGBT rights.
Her stand-up career started in the early 1980s, culminating in a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. DeGeneres was the first female comedian invited by the iconic host to join him for such a discussion, at a time when such an invitation was widely regarded as one of the most influential endorsements available for a comic.