Oprah, Gaga & Madonna: Forbes?? Most Powerful Celebs

Oprah, Gaga & Madonna: Forbes?? Most Powerful Celebs

2012 was a great year for all kinds of famous folks, and Forbes has just released their list of the 100 Most Powerful Celebrities.

And its really no surprise that Oprah Winfrey scored the number 1 spot, thanks to her $77 million salary last year, and her massive media presence.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga garnered the runner-up spot and Steven Spielberg, Beyoncé Knowles, and Madonna comprise the top five.

According to Forbes, the criteria used to determine the list includes “money and fame, which includes estimated earnings over the last 12 months, and how often each celebrity is mentioned in print and on TV.”

Here are the Top 10 on Forbes” Celebrity 100 List:

No. 1: Oprah Winfrey, $77 million

No. 2: Lady Gaga, up from No. 5 last year, with $80 million

No. 3: Steven Spielberg, $100 million

No. 4: Beyoncé, $53 million

No. 5: Madonna, $125 million

No. 6: Taylor Swift, $55 million

No. 7: Bon Jovi, $79 million

No. 8: Roger Federer, $71 million

No. 9: Justin Bieber, $58 million

No. 10: Ellen DeGeneres, $56 million