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The World’s Most Powerful Celebrity is Lady Gaga

The World's Most Powerful Celebrity is Lady Gaga


Forbes has put out another one of its list, this year’s most powerful celebrity list. This list is not just about money. Here’s the methodology:

The Celebrity 100, which includes film and television actors, TV personalities, models, athletes, authors, musicians and comedians, is a measure of entertainment-related earnings and media visibility (exposure in print, television, radio and online).

Jenna Goudreau took a look at 10 years of the list and found that the women on the list earn much less than the men.

Over ten years, the total Celebrity 100 earnings figure has jumped from $2.8 billion to $4.5 billion. It’s been a good decade for everyone, but even better for the guys. The average male celeb’s income has increased 64% since 2002, compared to the average woman’s 50% growth.

As I said in the piece, women make less than men everywhere. Here are my comments:

“There is no difference between men and women and the pay gap if you make $100,000 a year or $100 million,” says Melissa Silverstein, who runs the blog Women and Hollywood. “Men make more. Period.”

The gender gap among TV and film actors may be more complicated. “Women are valued less by the studios,” says Silverstein. “They offer less for female stars because the budgets of their films are lower, and that means they will play in fewer theaters and have less of a marketing budget. It’s all one vicious cycle.”

Here’s the 2011 women on the list:
1- Lady Gaga
2 – Oprah Winfrey
7- Taylor Swift
11- Angelina Jolie
12- Katy Perry
21- Jennifer Aniston
29- Beyonce
31- Ellen Degeneres
42- Bethenny Frankel
44- Sandra Bullock
50- Jennifer Lopez
60- Gisele Bundchen
63- Kristen Stewart
64- Reese Witherspoon
69- Julia Roberts
73- Sarah Jessica Parker
75- Natalie Portman
78- Danielle Steel
80- Maria Sharapova
81- Cameron Diaz
81- Eva Longoria
83- Heidi Klum
84- Serena Williams
86- Venus Williams
89- Katherine Heigl
90- Stephenie Meyer
92- Tina Fey
93- Courteney Cox
94- Kate Moss
96- Danica Patrick
99- Teri Hatcher
100- Mariska Hargitay

The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities (Forbes)

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