Gaga Shoves Oprah Out of First Place As Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrity (Plus a Few Other Fashion Notables Make the List)
Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list is out, and Lady Gaga--shocker!--is number one this year, knocking poor Oprah from her first place spot. While Oprah earned a whopping $290 million to Gaga’s paltry $90 million, the Lady won out because of her wide-reaching influence via both traditional and social media. She’s everywhere and has some of the most rabid fans around. Whatever product or cause she touches benefits from its association with her. Overall, fashion people didn’t get a lot of love on Forbes’ list this year, but there were a few shout-outs. (We should note that the Biebs is number three--he transcends categorization.) David Beckham is number 35, and Forbes reported that his “pitch prowess” has declined. We beg to differ now in light of his just-revealed lifestyle empire. He’ll surely be higher on the list next year. Models did pretty well.