Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lady Gaga Tops Forbes' 'Most Powerful Women'

According to Forbes' newly released list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women, Lady Gaga has overtaken the former Queen of Daytime Talk, besting Oprah Winfrey by a decisive three slots.

Though both ladies slipped in prestige compared to last year's list, Winfrey's drop was particularly precipitous, from number 3 to number 14.

"Poker Face" songbird Gaga, meanwhile, fell from number 7 to number 11, which placed her above Winfrey on the list for the first time.

German chancellor Angela Merkel tops the list, followed by U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton. Other women deemed worthy for inclusion on the list include First Lady Michelle Obama (who comes in at number 8) and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who took the number 34 position.

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