June 27, 2013 04:01:34 GMT
In addition to having a strong social media presence, the 'Bad Romance' singer's 'Born This Way' world tour grosses an impressive $168 million.
Lady GaGa tops Forbes' Most Powerful Musicians in The World list. Based on earnings, social media presence and press mentions, the 27-year-old superstar beats fellow musicians including Beyonce Knowles and Madonna, who come behind her to round out the top three.
The Mother Monster makes it to the list's No. 1 after her "Born This Way" world tour grossed $168 million through January, despite being cut due to a hip injury. The "Bad Romance" hitmaker also has a strong social media presence with 38 million people following her on Twitter and 58 million fans on Facebook.
Knowles takes the second place on the list as she has earned $2 million per show for her "Mrs. Carter" world tour. Her big bucks also come from the deals with Pepsi and H&M.
Madonna comes the third as her MDNA tour has grossed $305 million. Also on the list are country crooner Taylor Swift, classic rock band Bon Jovi, troubled pop star Justin Bieber, sexy singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and R&B singer Rihanna.
Coldplay's rockers are the only British musicians who make the cut. The Chris Martin-led band is placed the ninth, thanks to their world tour that pulled in more than $3 million per city.
Katy Perry rounds out the top 10 with earnings from her fragrances, private gigs, sponsorship deal with snackmaker PopChips and her 2012 biopic, "Katy Perry: Part of Me".