lady gaga1 Carson Daly: Lady Gaga Surpasses Oprah On Forbes Celebrity 100 List

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Move over, Oprah!

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] has topped Forbes’ Celebrity 100 List, just in time for the release of her Born This Way album next week.

It wasn’t an easy task to dethrone the Queen of Daytime. Oprah’s grabbed the #1 spot 4 times out of the past 7 years!

What put [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] ahead of the pack? Keep reading!

Mama Monster made a strong showing with $90 million in earnings, 32 million Facebook fans, and 10 million Twitter followers (a record high for the micro-blogging site).

Oprah pulled in way more money this year with $290 million, but it’s not just about who makes the most cash.

Forbes bases their list on entertainment-related earnings, media exposure, and social media power.

So who else made the list? Check out the lineup below!

1. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] — $90M in earnings

2. Oprah Winfrey — $290M in earnings

3. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Bieber[/lastfm] — $53M in earnings

4. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]U2[/lastfm] — $195M in earnings

5. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elton John[/lastfm] — $100M in earnings

6. Tiger Woods — $75M in earnings

7. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] — $45M in earnings

8. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bon Jovi[/lastfm] — $125M in earnings

9. Simon Cowell — $90M in earnings

10. Lebron James — $48M in earnings

Forget the “Edge of Glory!” Gaga’s riding a full-on tidal wave of glory and we can’t wait to see what spot she lands on next year’s list!

A few other AMP Radio artists clawed their way into the top 20, with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm] coming in at #12 and the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Black Eyed Peas[/lastfm] at #16.

  • Do you agree with the Forbes power rankings? Did they leave anyone out? We want to know what you think!

[Source: Forbes]

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