Lady Gaga Named World's Most Powerful Celebrity

May 18, 2011 By:
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. "Jon is a workaholic, constantly touring, constantly making loads of money."

Check out the list below:

FORBES’ CELEBRITY POWER LIST 2011 TOP 20

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