Lady Gaga Beats Out Oprah & Justin Bieber For Top Spot on Forbes Celebrity 100

/ May 18, 2011

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Lady Gaga is more powerful than Lady O herself! According to the Forbes Celebrity 100 list that is compiled of “the most powerful people in the entertainment business this year,” the outlandish pop star has more clout than Oprah Winfrey!

Though, according to the list, Oprah made $290 million while Gaga grossed $90 million, Forbes says the artist’s influence spans over a wide range of areas. Forbes calls out the fact that Gaga has “32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers–aka Little Monsters–who helped move 1 million digital downloads of her recent single ‘Born This Way’ in only five days.”

So where did teen heartthrob Justin Bieber rank on this list?

The Biebs came in at No. 3 which isn’t anything to turn a nose up at! At 17, the musician has grossed $53 million over the last 12 months. In addition to his YouTube video for “Baby” having over 500 million views, Bieber had a 3D documentary, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, come out that has made $100 million in counting. Now the pop star is currently on a worldwide tour.

Bieber is so popular that he beat out the likes of music alums U2 and Elton John who rounded out the top five list of the most powerful celebrities.  Another young celeb to make it into the top 10 was country crooner Taylor Swift. The singer pulled in a whopping $45 million and is No. 6 in the web ranking.