Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lady Gaga Named World's Most Powerful Celebrity

Thanks to Lady Gaga’s little monsters, she was just named the world’s most powerful celebrity. That’s a serious title.

Forbes annual Celebrity Power 100 list was revealed and everyone was surprised to find Gaga at the number one spot. She beat out Oprah, who has held the number one spot for the past four years.

In addition to the $90 million she made in the last year thanks to her super successful tour, Gaga’s Twitter followers and Facebook fans helped put her at number one.

A statement from the magazine said: "Lady Gaga tops our power list not just because of her $90 million in earnings, but also because of her 32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers.

"Those fans helped move 1 million copies of her hit single, ‘Born This Way’, in just five days."

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Natalie Portman were among the stars making their debut on the prestigious list at 3rd, 12th and 75th places respectively.

The spokesperson added: “If this were 10 years ago Bieber would still be paying his dues in small clubs and schools, but thanks to the Internet, he's a sensation. His first hit song, ‘Baby’, has been viewed 500 million times, a YouTube record.”

Bon Jovi beat out Simon Cowell on the list, which is pretty impressive considering Simon dominates our televisions. "They're one of the highest-grossing bands every year," says veteran concert promoter Ron Delsener. "Bon is a workaholic, constantly touring, constantly making loads of money."

Check out the list below:


1. Lady Gaga
2. Oprah Winfrey
3. Justin Bieber
4. U2
5. Sir Elton John
6. Tiger Woods
7. Taylor Swift
8. Bon Jovi
9. Simon Cowell
10. Lebron James
11. Angelina Jolie
12. Katy Perry
13. Johnny Depp
14. Kobe Bryant
15. Leonardo DiCaprio
16. Black Eyed Peas
17. Donald Trump
18. Dr. Phil McGraw
19. Tyler Perry
20. Sir Paul McCartney

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