Lady Gaga is 11th Most Powerful Woman in the World
Lady Gaga has upstaged the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce in Forbes magazine’s annual list of the 100 most powerful women in the world.
Gaga ranked 11th overall, behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who regained the top spot after her four-year reign was broken by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama last year. Lady Gaga was the highest-ranked celebrity, outranking Winfrey (No.14) and Beyonce Knowles, who landed on the 18th spot. Other celebrities in the top 100 are Angelina Jolie at no. 29, Ellen DeGeneres (No.55), and supermodel Gisele Bundchen at No.60.
Ranking second behind Merkel is U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff, PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg rounded out the top five. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama dropped to No.8, just above new International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, and Kraft Foods CEO Irene Rosenfeld. Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates, and Indian politician Sonia Gandhi, are No.6 and 7, respectively.