Move over Oprah, your Oprah Show is over and so is your reign as the top celebrity. Lady Gaga has taken over as the top celebrity on Forbes celebrity power list. Lady Gaga may be strange, but this is what America likes, something different. Oprah is old news and Gaga is now at the top of the list.
Lady Gaga made ninety-million-dollars on her Monster Tour; she has 32 million Facebook fans and ten-million Twitter followers. Her recent single Born This Way had one million digital downloads in just five days. Lady Gaga is hot and this is what makes her rise to the top on the Forbes celebrity power list.
Oprah Winfrey who ended “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. Oprah is starting her own cable television network and putting all of her time and energy towards the network.
Justin Bieber debuted at number three on the Forbes Celebrity power list; he is the youngest ever at 17 to make the list. Bieber earned 53 million dollars from his “Never Say Never” tour and movie documentary, this is an incredible beginning for the young star.
Coming in at number four was U2 and Elton John at a tie at 195 million dollars in earnings. Tiger Woods, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Simon Cowell and LeBron James rounded out the top ten. This is an incredible feat for Tiger Woods who lost tons of money to his x-wife and has played horrible on the golf course.
“Forbes said its earnings figures consist of pretax income between May 1, 2010, and May 1, 2011” (Reuters)
Lady Gaga knocks-out Oprah on the Forbes Celebrity Power List and is number one for the first time. Lady Gaga is unique and different which seems to come across incredibly well to the younger generation. Oprah is getting older and is suddenly becoming the old-news as far as celebrities are concerned. Face it, the young crowd wants everybody to accept them as they are, for who they are, regardless of what they are. Lady Gaga understands this and has turned her knowledge into millions of greenbacks. Welcome to the new world of entertainment.