Lady Gaga Tops Forbes' Celebrity 100 Power List Followed by Oprah and Bieber

Posted on May 18, 2011

Forbes Celebrity 100 Issue


Forbes has named Lady Gaga as the World's Most Powerful Celebrity. Lady Gaga topped this year's Forbes' 2011 Celebrity 100 List. Lady Gaga earned $90 million - $200 million less than Oprah - but Forbes says Lady Gaga's 32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers give her the edge.

Justin Bieber debuts on the list this year at #3 with earnings of $53 million over the last 12 months. He is the youngest on the list at 17. Other notable newcomers to the list include Katy Perry (No. 12), actor Christopher Nolan (No. 47), actress Natalie Portman (No. 75), television actor Mark Harmon (No. 98) and reality TV star Bethenny Frankel (No. 42). Frankel is among several celebrity entrepreneurs featured in the June 6 issue cover story, "The New Celebrity Money Makers."

Name 2011 Rank Earnings 2010 Rank
Lady Gaga 1 $90 million 4
Oprah Winfrey 2 $290 million 1
Justin Bieber 3 $53 million New
U2 4 $195 million 7
Elton John 5 $100 million Returnee
Tiger Woods 6 $75 million 5
Taylor Swift 7 $45 million 12
Bon Jovi 8 $125 million Returnee
Simon Cowell 9 $90 million 11
LeBron James 10 $48 million 28


You can see the Forbes' Celebrity 100 list here.