100 Most Powerful Celebrities

Forbes puts Lady Gaga ahead of Oprah this year
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2011 6:21 PM CDT
Lady Gaga Tops the Forbes List of Most Powerful Celebrities, Ahead of Oprah and Justin Bieber
No. 1: Lady Gaga   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Sorry, Oprah, the lady has you beat. Gaga has ousted Winfrey from the No. 1 spot in the annual Forbes list of the 100 most powerful celebrities. (Her 32 million Facebook followers and 10 million Twitter fans helped.) Justin Bieber debuts at an impressive No. 3. Other notables: Britney Spears fell off entirely after being No. 6 last year; Angelina Jolie (11) outranked Brad Pitt (45); and Charlie Sheen is at 28, notes Entertainment Weekly. The top 10:

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Oprah Winfrey
  3. Justin Bieber
  4. U2
  5. Elton John

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  1. Tiger Woods
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Bon Jovi
  4. Simon Cowell
  5. LeBron James
Click for the full list. (Read more Lady Gaga stories.)

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