Lady Gaga in Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Women 2011 list, highest rank among celebrities

By on Aug 26, 2011 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Lifestyle, World Comments

Lady Gaga did not only land in Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Women 2011 list, but also had the highest rank among celebrities, beating Oprah Winfrey among others.



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As noted by Forbes on its official website on Thursday, August 25, 2011, Lady Gaga ranked 11th with top politicians, world leaders and business tycoons CEOs ahead of her.

According to Forbes’ Top 100 World’s Most Powerful Women 2011, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on the top of the list, while US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on the second spot.

Dilma Rousseff, who was elected as Brazil’s first female president last year ranked third, with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on the fifth spot and US First Lady Michelle Obama placed eighth.

Lady Gaga, who was dubbed as world’s most powerful celebrity for 2011 last May also by Forbes, notably caught attention in the entertainment industry, whose earnings from May 2010 to May 2011 reached $90 million.

Gaga, 25, has made headlines not only for her unique fashion and controversial songs but also for being the first Twitter user to reach 12 million followers last July.

As of this writing, her Facebook page has almost 43 million fans following the release of her much-anticipated album “Born This Way” last May along with various TV appearances and music event attendance.

Apparently, she now beat Oprah Winfrey, who ranked 14th; Beyonce Knowles, who ranked 18th; Angelina Jolie with rank 29 and Ellen DeGeneres who landed on the 55th slot.

Meanwhile, below is the list of Top 10 Forbes’ world’s most powerful woman for 2011 as summarized from Forbes.com.

1. German Chancellor Angela Merkel

2. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

3. Brazil’s first female and current president Dilma Rousseff

4. PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi

5. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

6. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-founder Melinda Gates

7. Indian National Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi

8. US First Lady Michelle Obama

9. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde

10. Kraft Foods CEO Irene Rosenfeld



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