The Most Powerful Musicians In The World According To Forbes

Forbes Magazine released their annual Celebrity 100 list today which ranks the most powerful celebrities in the world. Oprah took the top spot overall, but surprisingly Lady Gaga was ranked at #2 (making her the top musician on the list) despite not releasing a proper album in the past two years. The magazine calculates the rankings based not only on salary, but also on social networking power, how often they’re mentioned in the media and how desirable they are to fans. And with Lady Gaga’s 38 million Twitter followers, these factors make her #2 spot much more understandable.

Other musicians who landed in the top 10 are Beyonce, Madonna, Taylor Swift and Bon Jovi, who’s #7 placing beat out Justin Bieber’s #9. Take a look at the top 10 below, and click here to see who made the top 100.

Top 10 Musicians:
1. Lady Gaga
2. Beyonce
3. Madonna
4. Taylor Swift
5. Bon Jovi
6. Justin Bieber
7. Jennifer Lopez
8. Rihanna
9. Coldplay
10. Katy Perry

Top 10 Overall:
1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Lady Gaga
3. Steven Spielberg
4. Beyonce Knowles
5. Madonna
6. Taylor Swift
7. Bon Jovi
8. Roger Federer
9. Justin Bieber
10. Ellen DeGeneres

  • Andre Gilchrist

    where is the jigga man??

  • yaboy

    Where’s Jay Z?