Jennifer Lopez tops Forbes’ Top 100 World’s Most Powerful Celebrities list, Oprah 2nd, Justin Bieber 3rd

By on May 17, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Lifestyle, World Comments

Updated: May 17, 2012 10:00 p.m.

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Jennifer Lopez led Forbes’ Top 100 World’s Most Powerful Celebrities list for 2012, with Oprah Winfrey landing as second and Justin Bieber on the third spot. Rihanna came in at fourth, while Lady Gaga, who was the No.1 last year, landed as fifth.

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As noted by Forbes on their official website on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, Jennifer Lopez ranked as 2012 world’s most powerful celebrity, with the current American Idol judge landing on top of the list for the first time.

According to Forbes, Lopez, who performed her latest single “Dance Again” on the American Idol 2012 Top 4 elimination night last week and now has 6.6 million Twitter followers and 12 million Facebook fans, made $52 million in earnings over the last 12 months.

On the other hand, Oprah Winfrey, whose OWN cable network reportedly currently struggling as 30 employees have been laid off last March or about 20% of the workforce, landed on the second spot and $165 million last year.

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber, whose ‘Boyfriend’ music video was released last month, made it to the third spot, and reportedly made $55 million in the past 12 months; with the 18-year old pop singer also had invested in technical company startups such as Enflick, Tinychat, and Spotify.

Nevertheless, to complete the Forbes’ Top 10 World’s Most Powerful Celebrities list for 2012 are Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, who was recently chosen as among the X Factor Season 2 judges, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Tom Cruise, and Steven Spielberg.

Apparently, among the noted singers that landed on Forbes’ Top 100 World’s Most Powerful Celebrities list include Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, and Kanye West, with the complete list available at

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