Lady GaGa Eclipses Oprah Winfrey on Forbes' 'Most Powerful Women' List

Lady GaGa Eclipses Oprah Winfrey on Forbes' 'Most Powerful Women' List

Ranking at No.11, the 'Born This Way' hitmaker continues to reign over the former queen of daytime talk show after dethroning the latter from the most powerful celebrity list.

2011 apparently is the year for Lady GaGa to reign over Oprah Winfrey. Just a few months after taking over the title of the World's Most Powerful Celebrity, the "You and I" singer comes out on top of the former queen of daytime talk show on Forbes' annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women.

This year, both GaGa and Winfrey are out from the Top 10 list, but the latter's significant drop from number 3 to number 14 gives the former a slight edge. While the "Born This Way" singer also slipped down from number 7 to number 11, she still ranks three slots higher than the media personality.

At the age of 25, GaGa becomes the youngest woman on the list. Aside from besting over Oprah, she is also deemed to be more powerful than a number of other entertainment figures, including fellow singer Beyonce Knowles (No. 18), Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie (No. 29) and supermodel Gisele Bundchen (No. 60).

Topping the list, however, is German chancellor Angela Merkel. She is followed by U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton at No. 2 and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at No. 3. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8, and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took No. 34 position.

Top 20 of Forbes' 2011 Most Powerful Women:

  1. Angela Merkel, German chancellor
  2. Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State
  3. Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil
  4. Indra Nooyi, Chief Executive, PepsiCo.
  5. Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
  6. Melinda Gates, Co-founder, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  7. Sonia Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress Party
  8. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
  9. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  10. Irene Rosenfeld, CEO, Kraft Foods
  11. Lady GaGa, Entertainer
  12. Jill Abramson, Executive Editor, NY Times
  13. Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
  14. Oprah Winfrey, Media Personality
  15. Janet Napolitano, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
  16. Susan Wojcicki, SVP, Advertising, Google
  17. Cristina Fernandez, Argentine President
  18. Beyonce Knowles, Entertainer, Designer
  19. Georgina Rinehart, Australia Mining Tycoon
  20. Cher Wang, Co-founder, Chair, HTC; VIA Technologies



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