Lady Gaga Is The Top Musician On Forbes Celebrity 100 List

Jimmy Haas

by Jimmy Haas

Published June 27, 2013


Lady Gaga is still on top of the world. The "Queen Monster" was the top musician on Forbes' list of the 100 most powerful celebrities, as well as in second place overall, finishing only after Oprah Winfrey, who retains her god-like status even without her show.

The list takes several factors into account to determine the rankings. They measure annual earnings, social networking presence, how often they are mentioned in the media, and overall marketability (read more at Forbes for more details).

Gaga earned a staggering $80 million this year despite cutting her tour short due to a hip injury. She also commands an army of 38 million Twitter followers and 58 million Facebook fans. This combination put her on top of the other musicians featured in the top 100 list.

Here's the list of the musicians (and people in the music industry) and their overall ranking:

2. Lady Gaga
4. Beyonce
5. Madonna
6. Taylor Swift
7. Bon Jovi
9. Justin Bieber
12. Jennifer Lopez
13. Rhianna
14. Coldplay
17. Simon Cowell
18. Katy Perry
26. Ryan Searcest
28. Mark Wahlberg (Sorry, couldn't resist)
32. Jay-Z
43. Toby Keith
46. Carrie Underwood
47. Kenny Chesney
59. Kanye West
63. Dr. Dre
68. Calvin Harris
74. David Guetta
96. Zooey Deschanel

Go to Forbes to see the whole list.

Beyoncé Bon Jovi Calvin Harris Carrie Underwood Coldplay David Guetta Dr. Dre Jay-Z Jennifer Lopez Justin Bieber Kanye West Katy Perry Kenny Chesney Lady Gaga Madonna Taylor Swift Toby Keith zooey deschanel
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