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Last Updated: Thursday May 19 2011 10:55 GMT

Lady Gaga named 'most powerful celebrity' of 2011

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Lady Gaga has been named the most powerful celebrity of the year in an annual list of the top 100 VIPs.

Justin Bieber is a newcomer at number three, Taylor Swift is at number seven and Simon Cowell is at number nine.

The Forbes Celebrity 100 list ranks celebs every year according to how much money they make, how much they're searched for on the internet and written about in the media.

Lady Gaga moved up four positions from last year.

The star, whose real is name Stefani Germanotta, made loads of money last year - £55.6m - and has got an amazing 32 million Facebook fans and 10 million followers on Twitter.

Sir Elton John is the highest ranked British star on the list - at number five.

American chat show host Oprah Winfrey was number one last year - she's dropped down to second place.



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