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Lady Gaga ousts Oprah Winfrey as Forbes’ most powerful celeb

By | Published on Friday 20 May 2011

Lady Gaga

In April last year, Lady Gaga topped Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential artists, and now she’s done the same in Forbes’ list of the 100 most powerful celebrities. So, I guess that proves it. We can all go home now.

Forbes works out the rankings for its celeb power list based on how much money people have in the bank, their media exposure, and their social media profile. Although not the leader in the money or traditional media categories, Gaga’s dominance in social media and on the web in general pushed her up to the top.

The top ten looks like this:

1 Lady Gaga
2 Oprah Winfrey
3 Justin Bieber
4 U2
5 Elton John
6 Tiger Woods
7 Taylor Swift
8 Bon Jovi
9 Simon Cowell
10 LeBron James