Lady Gaga is “Forbes” Most Powerful Celebrity
Oprah Winfrey has finally found her match.
Lady Gaga topped “Forbes” magazine’s annual Celebrity 100 List, dropping Oprah Winfrey from the position she has held for more than four years over the past seven years. According to Forbes, Gaga rose to the top not entirely for her $90 million in earnings over the past 12 months, but also, if not more so, for her massive following on Facebook and Twitter. Gaga’s 32 million and 10 million Little Monsters on Facebook and Twitter, respectively, helped the eccentric singer/songwriter sell records and products she endorses. Gaga is the endorser of MAC makeup and Virgin Mobile phones, among others.
As for Oprah, her drop does not mean that she became less influential, it just happened that Gaga was everywhere over the past year. Oprah’s annual earning dropped $25 million, but the day-time talk show queen still earned a whopping $290 million. Debuting at the third spot was 17-year-old Justin Bieber, who earned $53 million. Rock band U2 grabbed fourth spot, while Elton John rounded out the top five.