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Top 10 most powerful celebrities in the world

February 3rd, 2015 | by Adelaida0777
Top 10 most powerful celebrities in the world

Forbes rated the American singer – songwriter Lady Gaga No 1, estimating her earnings in the past 12 months as $ 90 million, but also noting her 32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers.

1. Gaga whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, moved up four positions from last year to claim the top spot in Forbes’ annual ‘The Celebrity 100’ 2011 list that measures power by entertainment-related earnings, media visibility and social media popularity. Forbes said she’s the best example of how celebrities will need to manage their careers in the coming years.

2. Lady Gaga beat Oprah this year because of her social media power. Winfrey, who next week ends “The Oprah Winfrey Show” syndicated TV chat show after 25 years, dropped one place from last year to No. 2 earning an estimated $ 290 million.

3. Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, 17, was the youngest to make the list and debuted at No. 3, earning $ 53 million from concerts and sales from his concert movie and documentary “Never Say Never.”

4. Coming in at No 4 was U2, earning $ 195 million.

5. New father, Elton John, who earned $ 100 million came in fifth.

6. Rounding out the top ten for 2011 was golfer Tiger Woods, earning $ 75 million.

7. Country singer Taylor Swift came in 7th in the list.

8. Rock artist Bon Jovi came in eighth in the list.

9 .British music producer and ‘The X Factor’ judge Simon Cowell was ninth on the list.

10. US basketball player LeBron James rounded off the top 10.

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