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May192011

Lady Gaga Tops Forbes Celebrity 100 List

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- She doesn't earn as much money, but when it comes to celebrity power, Lady Gaga's got it all over Oprah Winfrey.  This year, Gaga tops Forbes magazine's annual Celebrity 100 list, a ranking of the most powerful stars of music, movies, TV, sports, comedy, publishing, and modeling.

The list was compiled based not only on a celebrity's earnings, but also their standing on social media, mentions in the press, and appearances on TV and magazine cover stories.  So even though Gaga earned $90 million this past year compared to Oprah's $170 million, Gaga's complete and utter domination of Twitter and Facebook allowed her to pass Oprah to snag the #1 spot -- Oprah had to settle for #2.  Justin Bieber is number three on the list, also thanks to his social media dominance.  He's followed by U2 at #4 and Elton John at #5. The rest of the top 10 includes Tiger Woods, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Simon Cowell, and Lebron James, in that order.

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