Oprah, Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres make Forbes 'most powerful women' list
In a surprise twist that has the earth spinning off its axis, it turns out that Lady Gaga is more powerful than House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor.
At least according to the list-happy editors at Forbes magazine who yesterday released their list of the world's 100 most powerful women. (Oh, and hint: Forbes means women who have significant cultural influence, not say, brute strength. Because in that case, you know this chick could, like, totally crush Gaga and Pelosi simultaneously). Forbes's list is a blend of celebrities, politicians and captain-essess of industry headed by first lady Michelle Obama.
After the jump, find out where more celebs landed on the list...
But since we're only interested in celebs, here's where a few of our favorite bold-namers landed:
Oprah Winfrey (3): She may be giving up her daily talk show, but expectations are high for O's next step in total world domination -- the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Lady Gaga (7): Yet another reason my husband's contention that this woman has no staying power is just wrong. And, according to Forbes, she's "single-handedly reinvigorated pop music and pop culture."
Beyonce Knowles (9): As far as I can tell, Beyonce was included for having the smarts to rake in $80 million in earnings last year.
Ellen DeGeneres (10): Despite stepping down from the "American Idol" judging panel, Forbes dubs her "queen of all media."
Also on the list: Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Chelsea Handler, Heidi Klum, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen, Rachael Ray and Martha Stewart.
| October 7, 2010; 11:20 AM ET
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