according to Forbes, which released its World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list today, Lady Gaga is officially the world’s most powerful female celebrity.
Primarily dominated by politicians and CEOs, Mother Monster grabs the #11 spot on the coveted ranking, besting all other celebrity figures including friends and collaborators Oprah Winfrey and Beyoncé Knowles. Former queen of daytime talk Oprah Winfrey appears shortly after Video Music Awards opener Gaga, ranking at #14, followed by Beyoncé at #18.
In an interview with Howard Stern earlier this summer, the “You and I” singer opened up to the famed Sirius radio host about her influence in the industry, saying, “Do I feel like a powerful person in show business? Yeah.”